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Linden Health and Wellness Fair

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Health Department are pleased to present the Linden Health and Wellness Fair.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • Who: Free entry, everyone is welcome!
  • What: Health and Wellness Fair. Free health services will be offered including blood pressure readings, blood sugar readings, DermaView sun damage analyzer, male and female cancer screenings, vision tests, hearing tests, flu vaccinations and more! Tables with local health and wellness information, products and services. Enjoy prizes and giveaways, including a free six-page budget-friendly recipe booklet available for each attendee.
  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10am until 2pm.
  • Where: School #1 Gym, which is located at 720 North Wood Avenue.
  • How: Free entry. For more information, please call the Linden Health Department at (908) 474-8409.

2023 Fall Tennis Lessons

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and USTA Certified Pro tennis instructor Tony Labonte are pleased to present Fall Tennis Lessons. Youth and Adult sessions will be offered.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: Ages 5 and up. Youth and adult classes designated by age range.
  • What: Fall tennis lessons with games, contests and prizes! Classes will run for six (6) weeks. The classes are designated by age range. Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups. Loaner racquets provided.
  • When & Where:
    • Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups.
    • Wednesday classes will meet at Memorial Park (2600 South Wood Avenue) on September 20 and 27, October 4, 11, 18 and 25.
    • Saturday classes will meet at Wilson Park (1113 Summit Terrace) on September 16, 23, and 30, October 7, 14 and 21.
  • How: Youth Session is $75. Adult Session is $85. Additional $10 fee for non-residents. Loaner racquets provided. To view full program description and register online, click here. In person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street) or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration available 24/7. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. For more information, email us here, or call 908-474-8600. The following original documents are required for first-time registrants:
    • Parent ID (i.e. Drivers License).
    • Proof of Residency (i.e. utility bill).
    • Birth Certificate of child.

Senior Citizen Arts & Crafts

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Senior Citizen Arts & Crafts. Come along and enjoy an art-filled program. Each session will be focused on unique and enjoyable crafts. Let your creativity blossom!

  • Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for Senior Citizen Arts & Crafts at the John T. Gregorio Center.
  • Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for Senior Citizen Arts & Crafts at the Linden Multi-Purpose Center.
  • Who: For Linden Senior Residents.
  • What: Come along and enjoy an art-filled program. Each session will be focused on unique and enjoyable crafts. Let your creativity blossom!
  • When & Where: Tuesdays from 10am until 12pm.
    • John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) on September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 14, November 28 and December 12.
    • Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street) on September 19, October 3, October 17, November 21, December 5 and December 19.
  • How: Free program for all Linden Senior Residents. To view full class description and register online, click here. For more information, call 908-474-8600. In person registration is available 9am – 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street) or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration is available 24/7.

2023 Fall Wrestling Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2023 Fall Wrestling Program. Our program has produced League and State champions! All skill levels are welcome.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: For children ages 8 through 18.
  • What: Instruction on basic wrestling techniques and skills to improve one’s body awareness and overall confidence. All participants must have their own wrestling shoes. All skill levels are welcome.
  • When: Program runs from September 19 through November 21, 2023. Practice will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm until 8pm .
    • No practice on October 31, November 7 and November 9.
  • Where: McManus Middle School Gymnasium, which is located at 300 Edgewood Road.
  • How: $25 registration fee, plus a $6 insurance fee. All participants must have their own wrestling shoes. Register online here, or register in-person at the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) from 9am until 4pm, or at the Linden Multi Purpose Center (1025 John Street) from 9:30am until 7:30pm. All locations accept checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. No cash. No refunds once the session begins. For more information, call (908) 474-8600. Please note, all new “First Time” participants must bring the following original documents at the time of registration and we will make copies:
    • Child’s original birth certificate.
    • Household bill showing proof of residency.
    • Diver’s License or photo ID of parent/guardian signing up their child.

Mixed Martial Arts

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Mixed Martial Arts, a six (6) week youth program.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: Two age groups: ages 5 through 10, and ages 11 through 17.
  • What: Mixed Martial Arts, an effective form of self defense. Marital Arts is an art form that tests not only physical strength and endurance, but mental perseverance, determination and patience. This is all through a positive attitude, discipline, and respect towards others and ourselves.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Six week program. Every Wednesday from September 20 through October 25, 2023.
    • Ages 5 through 10, from 5:45pm until 7pm.
    • Ages 11 through 17, from 7pm until 8:15pm.
  • How: Program cost is $50. To view full class description and register online, click here. For more information, call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 908-474-8600 or 908-474-8639. In-person registration is available 9am – 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street), or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration is available 24/7.

Kids Canvas Paint!

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Kids Canvas Paint. Due to the popularity of this class, we are offering two dates per month to register your child for the class. Please choose one or the other. There are 15 slots per class and the classes fill quickly. Don’t be left out, register today!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: For kids ages 5 through 12.
  • What: Kids canvas paint classes. All supplies included. The painting classes are guided with the instructor showing every step. Small color copies of the painting will be handed out to the children for reference. Background music will be available to create a more creative and tranquil atmosphere for the young artists.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Due to the popularity of this class, after the month of September, we are offering two dates per month to register your child for the class. Please choose one or the other. Each class is from 6pm until 7:30pm.
    • September 19.
    • October 10 or 24.
    • November 14 or 28
    • December 5 or 19.
  • How: $15 fee per class. To view full class description and register online, click here. In person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street) or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration available 24/7. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. For more information, email us here, or call 908-474-8600.

Beginners Woodshop Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer a beginners Woodshop Program.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: Children must be between the ages of 8 through 12 to participate.
  • What: Beginners Woodshop Program. The instructor will guide participants step-by-step to create a Bird House.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Mondays, October 2, 16, 23, and 30, from 6pm until 7:30pm.
  • How: Fee for the program is $25. Click here to register. If you have any questions or are a first time registrant, please call 908-474-8600.

Youth Arts & Crafts

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Youth Arts & Crafts, an eight (8) week youth program.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: Ages 6 and up.
  • What: Have your child enjoy a free art-filled program! Each session will be focused on unique and enjoyable crafts. Let their creativity blossom.
  • Where: Linden Multi-Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: Eight (8) week program on the first and third Thursday of the month, from 3:30pm until 5pm.
    • September 7 and 21.
    • October 5 and 19.
    • November 2 and 16.
    • December 7 and 21.
  • How: Free program. For more information, call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 908-474-8600.

2023 Fall Little Kickers Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the 2023 Fall Little Kickers Clinic.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: Open to all children ages 4 and 5.
  • What: Little Kickers Clinic. All participants must have their own shin guards.
  • Where: Soccer field at Wheeler Park, which is located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue.
  • When: The Clinic will run for eight (8) weeks beginning on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Arrive at the park at 9am.
  • How: Registration deadline is September 1, 2023. Registration fee is $50 for residents, and $60 for non-residents. The registration fee includes a one-time annual $6 insurance fee (if this fee has not already been paid with another program). All participants must have their own shin guards. Register online here. For more information and/or to register, call 908-474-8600, Monday through Friday between 8:30am until 4:30pm. Please note: all new “First Time” participants must bring the following original documents at the time of registration and we will make copies:
    • Child’s original birth certificate.
    • Household bill showing proof of residency.
    • Diver’s License or photo ID of parent/guardian signing up their child.

Important Reminder from Linden DPW

The Department of Public Works will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO trash collection or grass collection this week!

This closure will affect the following schedule changes for the rest of the week:

  • Brown cart – paper & cardboard materials will be collected on Tuesday, September 5th in Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10.
  • Brown cart – paper & cardboard materials will be collected on Wednesday, September 6th in Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.    
  • All Business garbage collection will also be on Wednesday, September 6th.
  • Garbage collection for Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 will be on Thursday, September 7th.
  • Garbage collection for Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be on Friday, September 8th.
  • There will be NO trash collection or grass collection this week.