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Big Brother Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Big Brother Program.

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

  • Who: Grades 6 through 12.
  • What: Big Brother Program. Big Brother helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors (e.g. physical altercations, drugs and alcohol, etc.), and helps them improve their self-confidence. Their unique brand of one-to-one mentoring involves matching a child with a caring adult mentor. The support provided by a professional Big Brother staff member can change a child’s life for the better, forever.
  • Where: Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: Fridays, from 5pm until 5:45pm beginning June 21, 2024. Eight (8) week program.
  • How: $6 insurance fee. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Recreation at 908-474-8639.

Expressive Movement Dance Class

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Expressive Movement Dance Class.

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

  • What: Expressive Movement Dance Class. These classes are designed to show all participants that movement has the power to stir the senses and emotions. It can also convey a message that words alone cannot express. Telling a story through music will offer participants an opportunity to be creative and synchronized while improving strength and flexibility.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Mondays from 1pm until 2:15pm, on June 10, 17 and 24.
  • How: Free program. If you have any questions, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 908-474-8600.

Linden Youth Football Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Linden Youth Football Camp. Join us for Youth Football Skillz and Drillz conducted by our Linden Recreation Staff!

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

  • Who: Children ages 8 through 14 years old.
  • What: Linden Youth Football Camp.
  • Where: Tiger Stadium, which is located at 700 West Curtis Street.
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10am.
  • How: Free program. A mandatory waiver must be signed on the day. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-474-8639

Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to attend the Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament. In our Father’s day classic, children (in grades 5 through 12) will team up with their fathers/guardians to compete against other families. Come out and have fun!

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

  • Who: Children in grades 5 through 12.
  • What: Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament. In our Father’s day classic, children will team up with their fathers/guardians to compete against other families. 2 games are guaranteed! Substitutions are an option if the parent/guardian has more than one child attending. Refreshments will be served!
  • Where: Wilson Park, which is located at 1100 Summit Terrace.
  • When: Sunday, June 16, 2024 10am until 12pm
    • Grades 5 and 6 at 10am
    • Grades 7 and 8 at 11am
    • High School at 12pm
  • How: If you have any questions or to register your team, please call Branly Cadet 908-474-8639.

Swearing in Ceremony of 2024 Linden Police Officers

View the 2024 swearing in ceremony for the new Linden Police Officers.

CPR Training

June in national cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) month. Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Police Department and Linden Fire Department are pleased to offer free CPR training to Linden residents. Two opportunities to attend. Space is limited, register today!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the CPR Training.

  • Who: Linden residents.
  • What: CPR training. Earn your CPR Certification in this American Heart Association Training Course presented by Certified First Responders from the Linden Police and Fire Departments.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: 6pm
    • Thursday, June 13, 2024
    • Monday, June 17, 2024
  • How: Free training. Click here to register. For more information, email here.

Nationwide Click It or Ticket Enforcement and Education Campaign

Linden Police to participate in Nationwide Click it or Ticket Enforcement and Education Campaign from May 20 through June 2, 2024. The Linden Police Department will join law enforcement officers from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” high-visibility enforcement effort.

  • Click here to view and/or download the memo regarding the 2024 Click it or Ticket Campaign.
  • Click here for more information about New Jersey seat belt laws.

The annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols in combination with local and national publicity efforts to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11,302 of the passengers killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2022 were not wearing seatbelts. While a national compliance rate near 92% seems high, the data reflects some concerning trends; 60% of the young adults killed and 57% of those killed in nighttime crashes were not buckled. “Putting on your seatbelt is the single most important step you can take when you get into a vehicle,” said Police Chief David Hart. “Taking just a few seconds to buckle up can cut your chances of being seriously hurt or killed in a crash by 45%, and it is 100% in your control.”

In New Jersey, everyone must be buckled up, regardless of where they’re sitting. A violation by the driver, front seat passenger, or passenger under the age of 18 is a primary offense, so a police officer may stop a vehicle and issue a ticket without witnessing any other violations. While passengers over the age of 18 are responsible for themselves, drivers are responsible for all passengers under the age of 18.

Notice RE Two Full Time Laborer (Tier 2) Positions in The City of Linden Department of Community Services, the Division of Public Works

Once completed all applications must be returned via email or mailed to City of Linden City Clerks’ Office, 301 North Wood Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036. Applications that are mailed must be postmarked by the application deadline or they will be returned to the applicant. Please be advised that all employment applications must be completed at the time of submission. Please include copies of resumes, proof of qualifications or any additional documents you wish to submit with your application.

Submission Deadline is Friday May 31, 2024 at 4:30pm.

  • Two Full time Laborer (Tier 2) positions in the Department of Community Services, the Division of Public Works.

Click here to see all job opportunities available in the City of Linden.

Kids to Parks Day

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce Kids to Parks Day! Come and join the free, fun-filled day of outdoor play and events for your family!

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

  • Who: For ages Pre-K through eighth grade.
  • What: A fun-filled day of family friendly outdoor play and events. Come and enjoy: carnival games, inflatables, fishing, live entertainment, free haircuts, caricature artists, inflatable/keepsake balloon designs, and more! Remember to bring your fishing pole and a chair!
  • When: Saturday, May 18, from 11am until 3pm.
    • Rain Date: Sunday, May 19, from 11am until 3pm.
  • WhereWilson Park, which is located at 1100 Summit Terrace.
  • How: With questions, please call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 908-474-8639 or 908-474-8600.