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The mission statement of the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation is to preserve open space and provide facilities and year round recreational activities that meet the needs of all residents.
Name Position Phone
Marge Anderson Program/Office Administration 201-670-5560
Mary Hefferan Office Assistant 201-670-5560

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REPTILES OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY - November Recess

REPTILES

With co-sponsorship of the Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands, Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to have Patrick Scheuer, Director of Lorrimer Sanctuary, NJ Audubon Society provide an informative hands-on presentation to teach our youth about reptile, amphibian and arachnid habitats, behaviors and how we can all help to protect their environment. 

Geared for grades K-5
Thursday, November 8th, 1:30 pm
The Anne Zusy Youth Center,
Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue
$5 all attending

Purchase tickets in advance on Community Pass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass, (Visa/MasterCard) or in person at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, weekdays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (cash/check).  Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.

NINJANEERING WITH LEGO ® November Recess

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Ninjaneering with Lego®
Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue. 
Grades K-2, 9 am to 12 noon, $75 (non-residents $85)
Participants will become apprentice Ninjaneers!  They will learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon.
Grades 3-5, 1 to 4 pm, $75 (non-residents $85)

Masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture, as they Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize their Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress and hone their Spinjitzu battle skills.
Bring a NUT-free snack and beverage please.

Register online at CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass, (Visa/MasterCard), or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, weekdays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 if further information or special accommodations are needed. 

FALL SESSION II - NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER OFFERINGS

Registration has begun for the next session to begin in November.  Offerings are listed in order of preschool through adult.  Please click the links below for program details/printable registration form.   

PRESCHOOL
Storytime and Harvest Adventure (Mondays)
My First Art with Abrakadoodle (with caregiver -Tuesdays)
Winter S.T.E.M. Snowman Science (Tuesday afternoons)
Yoga Dance with The Joy of Motion (Wednesday afternoon)
Mini-Doodler's One Sweet World with Abrakadoodle (Fridays)
Garden Art's Picasso Half-Pints  (Fridays)

ELEMENTARY
Extreme S.T.E.A.M. with Education Explorers (Mondays)
Yoga/Art/Meditation with Colorful Warriors (Mondays)
Superhero Science with Explore Science (Tuesdays)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C. (Wednesdays)
Candy Coated Science with Education Explorers (Wednesdays)
Art with Abrakadoodle - European Masters  (Thursdays)
Garden Art's Picasso Half-Pints  (Fridays)

ADULT
Nutrition 101 - Healthy Lifestyles for Busy People  (Mondays)

Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch (Tuesday afternoons)
Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin (Wednesday afternoon)

Please watch for details on Adult/Senior classes to be held at the Community Center in November and December.

Register online via Community Pass (Visa/Mastercard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check).  Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed.

 

CHILDREN'S WREATH WORKSHOP

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Women Gardeners of Ridgewood and Ridgewood Parks and Recreation join to provide this evergreen workshop.  Using a grapevine wreath with fresh greens, dried natural materials, pine cones, seed pods and ribbons, each wreath becomes a unique perfect gift of the season.  Grades 3 to 7.  Saturday, December 1, 10 to 11:30 am, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood.  $25 (non-residents $35).

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

 

UPCOMING SENIOR EVENTS THIS FALL

"Gotcha! Snapshots that Made History" - Thursday, November 1st
Giving Thanks Elder Dinner - Sunday, November 11th

FALL SPORTS

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer the following sport programs this fall:

LACROSSE WITH US SPORTS INSTITUTE (Mondays) - Ages 4 to 6
PRESCHOOL SQUIRTS MULTI SPORTS (Tuesdays) AND T-BALL (Thursdays) - Ages 2-5
PICKLEBALL - Adults (Mondays and/or Tuesdays) - Sept/Oct
PICKLEBALL - Adults (Mondays and/or Tuesdays) - Oct/Nov 

TENNIS - PreK through Adult (Wednesdays and/or Fridays)  Fall

Registration is available online via CommunityPass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (with the exception of Tennis).  Register in-person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.  

VISIT THE WOMEN GARDENERS OF RIDGEWOOD RESOURCE ROOM AT HABERNICKEL FAMILY PARK

Come, relax and browse through the many garden books in the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Resource Room at the Habernickel Family Park Gate House (2nd floor), 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood.

The Resource Room will be open to the public the second Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 3 pm, on the following dates:

2018
January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October  9, November 13, December 11 

HEALTHBARN USA

HealthBarn Logo

Ridgewood Parks and Recreation welcomes HealthBarn USA to Habernickel Family Park, 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood.  Children and grown-ups enjoy healthy-lifestyle educational programs which include growing, harvesting and cooking with fresh, natural foods from an organic teaching garden.  Registration has begun for the next session of programs being offered through the Village Recreation Department by HealthBarnUSA.  Click on the links below for program details and registration.

Seedlings, ages 3 to 5
Sprouts, ages 5 to 7                      
Harvesters, ages 8 to 12
Master Chefs, ages 12 and up
Holiday Break Camps
Summer Camp
Scout & Community Field Trip

ATTENTION SENIORS - JOIN H.I.L.T. FOR 2018

Come see what you have been missing!

H.I.L.T. (Highlights in Leisure Time) is a senior's club sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, for Village residents 55 and older. Monthly meetings offer entertainment or informational presentations. Special events include picnics, socials and a variety of trips to dinner theaters, museums, historical sights and sightseeing tours. Annual dues are $15.

Call 201-670-5560 to speak to Deanna Schablik for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application
H.I.L.T. Schedule July through December
H.I.L.T. November Trip - Westchester Broadway Theatre - Phantom/Lunch

 

VILLAGE "ADOPT A TREE" PROGRAM

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 In order to maintain the tree canopy of the Village, the Shade Tree Commission offers a new "Adopt a Tree" program in addition to limited replacements offered annually in the Parks and Shade Tree budget.  Please find details in the link below.

Click Here to download the "Adopt-a-tree Application"

Click here for a List of Approved Tree Species

STABLE USE FOR MEETINGS/EVENTS

Stable 2016 Photo by Glenn Hefferan cropped

The Stable is available for private meetings and parties. Contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 for details and availability.

Stable Use Request Forms

THE NJ MAYOR'S WELLNESS CAMPAIGN

You may notice a new look to our brochures. There is a pinwheel logo that marks some of our programs. What does this mean?

The Mayor's Wellness Campaign is a statewide initiative to invite Mayors to play a leadership role in supporting opportunities to promote active, healthy lifestyles with long-term goals to include a reduction in health care costs for all. The Village community will strongly support this initiative and everywhere you see the logo, you will know the benefits of each marked program are many. Come be a part of it all.

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