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Recreation Committee

228 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Jim Cowan, (973) 748-2924

The mayor’s committee is responsible for all organized recreation programs and facilities, which are available to borough residents. Included are the following:
  • Senior Citizen Programs: Open to all residents age 55 and over. Weekly activities include yoga (Mondays), art (Wednesdays), and a shuttle trip to Brookdale Bloomfield Shop Rite (Fridays). Monthly programs include the Golden Circle membership meeting, the Lecture Luncheon, the Pot Luck Luncheon, shuttle trip to Willowbrook Mall and a Fun Field Trip. Most activities are free for Glen Ridge residents.
  • Open Mic Night: Join the community in song! Sponsored by MAC, this program aimed at young performers, is free of charge and open to all ages. Open Mic night is the last Friday of each month starting at 8:00 pm at the Glen Ridge Senior Community Center (Train Station).
  • After School Drop-in: This supervised program, at the Glen Ridge Senior Community Center, is free to school age residents and runs 3:00 to 5:00 on school days. Students can drop in and enjoy our flat screen TV, a game of foosball, nock-hockey or board games or get started on homework in the back room on one of our laptop computers.
  • Pumpkin Hunt: This is a special day for children in grades PK through 3 at Carteret Park. This event is free for all Glen Ridge residents!
  • Robotics Workshop: This is a two-day workshop for children ages 7 to 12 years old. Usually held during the Teacher’s Convention weekend, participants are able to build and take home their own Rocket Robot.
  • Friday Night Rec: Log onto and click on Youth Recreation Programs for dates and information.
  • Summer Day Camp: Proudly serving borough youth (ages 5-12) for decades! This program runs from late June to early August and includes trips, arts, crafts, field games, board games and swimming. Please note: Space is limited to 40 campers per day. Registration is required in April of each year.
  • Youth Track & Field Team: Open to boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. Participants will be introduced to sprints, distance and field events. The program operates April through mid-June at Hurrell Field. The team will travel and compete against nearby towns. Registration fee is required and registration takes place in March.
  • Freeman Tennis Courts: Located on Woodland Avenue. Home of the GRHS tennis teams, the six clay courts are open seven days a week (weather permitting) from April through October. Residents under 19 play for free. Lessons and clinics for all ages are available. Permit fee is required. Register at the Recreation office beginning in March.
  • Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center: A great source of pride in our town! While serving Borough commuters, senior citizens and youth programs, the Center is also available for event rental. Those interested in reserving the center must call the Glen Ridge Recreation Department to arrange a time to tour the facility and discuss event requirements.
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