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259 N Maple Avenue Ridgewood NJ 07450

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FEBRUARY WINTER SCHOOL RECESS OFFERINGS


Winter Break

Ridgewood Recreation is pleased to offer the following special events during the February school break.  Click on the links below for all details.
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SCIENCE TELLERS - Tall Ships and Pirate Tales (geared for elementary students Grades K-5)
Set sail with us on a thrilling adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. They must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost.  Fun audience participation with incredible science experiments.
Grades K-5, Friday, February 16th, 11:30 am, The Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue,  Ridgewood, $5 admission (adult supervision required)
ScienceTellers Tall Ships and Pirate Tales - details and registration form

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WINTERFEST CELEBRATION WITH HEALTHBARN USA
Creative winter crafts, healthy cooking creations, and fun winter activities.
Grade K-5, Friday, February 16th, 9:30 am to 12 noon, at the Gatehouse, Irene Habernickel Family Park, Ridgewood, $30 (non-residents $40)
2018 WinterFest Celebration - details and registration form

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PAINT IT! SLIME IT! WITH ABRAKADOODLE -  a fun morning of creating messy creations, including SLIME, inspired by American artist Steven Kleindorfer known for using swooping patterns of vibrant colors and shapes.
Grades K-4, Tuesday, February 20th, 10 am to 12:30 pm, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, $55 includes all materials (non-residents $65)
Paint It, Slime It - details and registration form

JANUARY/FEBRUARY WINTER SESSION AT THE STABLE

Registration has begun for the next session of programs to begin in January at the Stable.  Please click the links below for program details/printable registration form.   

PRESCHOOL
My First Art with Abrakadoodle (Tuesday mornings)
Jr. Exporer's Space with Education Explorers (Tuesday mornings)
Yoga Dance with the Joy of Motion (Wednesday mornings)
Art for All with ArtisticallyAbled - Development Disabilities (Thursday mornings)
Live, Love Music with Preschool of Rock (Friday afternoons)  CANCELLED
Mini Doodler with Abrakadoodle (Friday afternoons)

ELEMENTARY
Slime Factory with Educational Explorers (Monday afternoons)
Garden Arts - Picasso Half-Pints (Monday afternoons)

Art for All with ArtisticallyAbled - Developmental Disabilities (Monday early evening)
Super STEM Mash Up with Explore Science (Tuesday afternoons)
Rubber Band Powered Engineering with Education Explorers (Wednesday afternoons)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C. (Wednesday afternoons)
STEAM Art with Abrakadoodle (Thursday afternoons)

ADULTS
Annie's Artisanal Cookery - Winter Soups and Salads (Monday afternoons)
Adult Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch (Tuesday afternoons)
Adult Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin (Wednesday mornings)

Register online via Community Pass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/Mastercard), or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check).

Don't hesitate to contact the Recreation Office if you have any questions or if special accomodations are needed - 201-670-5560, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

ICE SKATING IN THE VILLAGE

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The Department of Parks and Recreation monitors the ice on local ponds. The most recent ice tests indicate:

  • Twinney Pond (Red Birch Court) - NO SKATING ALLOWED
  • King's Pond (Lakeview Drive) - NO SKATING ALLOWED
  • Gypsy Pond (off Rock Road) - NO SKATING ALLOWED
  • Graydon Pool (corner N. Maple and Linwood) - NO SKATING ALLOWED
  • Habernickel Pond (Hillcrest Road) - NO SKATING ALLOWED

Please check back to this site for additional updates, or you may call the Stable at 201-670-5560 during business hours, weekdays from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WINTER SESSION - ADULTS AND SENIORS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER

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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for the winter session of classes to be held January and February at the Community Center.  Find details in the following link:

Winter 2018 Adult Programs at the Community Center     Registration Form

HEALTHBARN USA

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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

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW TRIP - MARCH 6, 2018

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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation as we travel to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to enjoy the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show "Wonders of Water".  Visitors will enjoy a sea of color amid fountains, ponds, water features, and rain gardens that reflect the Philadelphia Horticulture Society's ongong work with the Philadelphia Water Department to increase green, stormwater absorbing spaces across the city.  Come enjoy this beautiful event. 

Tuesday, March 6th
$65 per person (includes admission to the show and coach bus transportation).  Lunch is on your own.
The bus will depart Graydon Pool parking lot at 8 am and return approximately 5:30 pm.

Register online at CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass, (Visa/MasterCard), or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (cash/check).  Our registration flyer can be downloaded in the link below.

Philadelphia Flower Show - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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:

2017
November 14,
December 12

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 

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, 2017

 

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.

Village "Adopt a Tree" Program

STABLE USE FOR MEETINGS/EVENTS

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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