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Parks & Recreation Department - Division of Recreation
General Information

Location: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Contact Information:Timothy J. Cronin, Director of Parks and Recreation
Nancy A. Bigos, Deputy Director
Marge Anderson, Administrative Clerk

201-670-5560
recreation@ridgewoodnj.net

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DIRECTIONS TO THE STABLE

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.
Department News

THE STABLE ART GALLERY - "West Bergen's PC Creative Arts"
Artists from the West Bergen Mental Healthcare – Partial Care Consumers will be exhibiting their works at The Stable Art Gallery throughout the month of August. It is expected that more than 70 pieces of artwork created by 50 individual artists will be displayed.

The art is completed by the consumer artists through four different groups or classes: Visual Arts for Self Expression, Dynamics through Art, Open Art Studio and Young Adult Expressive Arts. Each piece of art is an expression of their personal emotions and feelings, created with a free choice of medium; whether oils, pastels, colored markers, pencil or acrylic oils on canvas, each piece is uniquely individual.

Art Therapist Julie Mansfield takes great pride in assisting the PC Consumers to prepare and display their artwork. This opportunity to proudly exhibit their work is truly meaningful to each artist.

The Stable Art Gallery, located at 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, is open for viewing weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by appointment, 201-670-5560.
GOLF - Summer Camp and Fall Instruction with TGA
TGA Premier Junior Golf offers kid-friendly instructors who help students develop golf skills, get active and build self confidence as they advance through a five level program.

Classes will be held at Habernickel Family Park, 1035 Hillcrest Road. All equipment is provided.

Please click on the links below for all details.

Summer Youth Golf Camp with TGA ~ Registration/Details

Fall Youth Golf with TGA ~ Registration/Details

Register online at Community Pass or you may print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
LEGO ENGINEERING CAMPS - Grades K to 6
Choose from August 11 through 15 or August 25 through 29 (Monday through Friday each week). Grades K-2 will attend from 9 am to 12 noon and Grades 3-6 from 1 to 4 pm, at the Community Center in Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, $150 per week includes all materials for on-site use only.

Register online at Community Pass or you may print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Lego Engineering Camps for Grades K-6 - Registration/Details
EDUCATION EXPLORERS SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Ridgewood Recreation is excited to offer a new enrichment camp for students in Grades K through 3 who want to discover and learn. Workshops provide insight into all aspects of science, art techniques and mediums, cooking, and even dramatic arts. Please find details in the link below.

Education Explorers Workshops, Grades K-3 - Registration/Details

Register online at Community Pass or in person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone 201-670-5560. Download the registration form below.
SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS/DRAWING WITH MRS. C.
Mini Art Camps

Students in grades 2 through 8 are invited join any of the following mini art camps scheduled Monday through Thursday, August 11 through 14. The cost is $45.00 per session.
  • Arts & Crafts, Session I - 10 to 11 am
  • Arts & Crafts, Session II - 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
  • Drawing - 12:45 to 1:45 pm
You may register online at Community Pass or you may print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Arts and Crafts and Drawing, Grades 2-8 - Registration/Details
TENNIS - YOUTH AND ADULT INSTRUCTION
All Pro Tennis, under the instruction of world ranked tennis professional Barry Ruback, will offer group instruction for all levels from beginner to advanced. Emphasis is on fundamentals, exercise and fun.

Registration can be made in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave. Download the registration form below.

Summer Tennis Instruction and Camps ~ Registration/Details

Fall Tennis Instruction ~ Registration/Details

Fall Tennis Instruction for Seniors ~ Registration/Details

Information - Tennis Badges and Rules

To purchase your tennis membership online visit Community Pass. Your receipt will serve as proof of payment until badges are available.
U.S. SPORTS INSTITUTE OFFERINGS
Summer offerings include a full-day and half-day multi-sports program for elementary to middle school, and preschool Sport Squirts program during the week of August 11 through 15.

US Sports Multi-Sports Camp and Sport Squirts ~ Registration/Details

Fall Sport Squirts (Tuesdays) and T-Ball (Thursdays) are offered in a safe, structured environment with particular focus on hand/eye coordination, movement, balance, special awareness and good sportsmanship.

You may click on the following link for program details and to print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

US Sports Squirts and T-Ball ~ Registration/Details

To register online visit Community Pass
FALL SESSION - September and October
Registration is now available for the next session to begin in September. Listed below you will find offerings in order from pre-school to adults. All classes will be held at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

You may click on any of the links for program details and to print the registration form which can be submitted in person or by mail (cash or check only). At the end of the listing you will find a link to Community Pass which allows online registration for all in this list (Visa/Mastercard payments only). Don't hesitate to call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed.

Ages 20-42 months - My First Art Class with Abrakadoodle (Tuesdays)

PreK, Mini Doodler with Abrakadoodle (Wednesdays)

PreK, Happy Feet - Introduction to Dance (Wednesdays)

Grades K-3, Education Explorers Dramatic Arts (Mondays)

Grades 1-4, Explore Science - Robots and Simple Machines (Tuesdays)

Grades 1-5, Abrakadoodle's Scape Artist (Thursdays)

Grades 2-6, Acrylics (Tuesdays) or Drawing (Wednesdays)

Grades 3-5, Green Kids Workshops (Wednesdays/Thursdays)

Adult Acrylics (Tuesday afternoons or Thursday evenings)

Adult Watercolors (Wednesday mornings)

You may register online for all classes listed above at Community Pass
ADULT/SENIOR PROGRAMS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
Registration is now available for the next session of adult programs at the Community Center. Returning favorites include Zumba, Silver Strength and Motion, Mindful Meditation, Chinese Brush Painting, Toning, Jazzercise, Chair Yoga, Knit and Crochet, Yoga Fit, Learn to Crochet and Bridge and Canasta.

New offerings include No Aches/No Pains - Arthritis Class and Men's Fitness, both with Tracey Zysman. The Hobbyists Unlimited will return with Movie Classics once a month.

Registration is by mail or in person at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, weekdays, 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

Adult Programs - September and October 2014

Adult/Senior Registration Form

If you have any questions, need special accommodations, or have suggestions for new classes, please don't hesitate to call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560.
ANNUAL STREET FAIR, September 21st
Ridgewood Parks and Recreation will again sponsor this seasonal outdoor market on Sunday, September 21st, 12 noon to 5 pm, on East Ridgewood Avenue (rain or shine). There is no fee to attend.

Vendor wares will include arts and crafts, jewelry, holiday ornaments, novelties of many sorts, home goods, and clothing and accessories. Children's events will include pony rides, sand art, a petting zoo, inflatables and more. The food court offers a wide variety of refreshments.
FALL SKATEBOARDING, Grades 1-7
The session offers 6 weeks of instruction on Wednesdays, at the Skatepark, 259 North Maple Avenue (adjacent to the Stable). Classes for Grades 1-4 will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., classes for Grades 5-7 will be from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.The cost is $90 (non-residents $100). Participants must bring thier board, helmet and knee pads.

Co-sponsored by Underground Skateshop of Ridgewood, lessons will stress safety, learning to ride, knowing your board and some basic tricks.

Register online at Community Pass or in person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone 201-670-5560.

Fall Skateboarding - Details/Registration
GREEN KIDS WORKSHOPS
"Green Kids" is a youth club for students in grades 3 to 5 who want to explore and discover nature, science, gardening, art, birding, weather, recycling, the environment and our senses.

Fall workshops vary with projects, presentations and a trip. For details please click on the registration form link that follows:

Green Kids Fall 2014 Workshops ~ Details/Registration Form

You may also register online at Community Pass.
KIDSAFE SELF-DEFENSE KARATE AND SAFETY AWARENESS
Registration for the Fall 2014 session will be held on Tuesday, September 16th, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center, Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood

This program, for boys and girls age 5 to 15, is designed to enhance self-esteem, self-discipline and safety awareness! Students are placed into classes according to age and ability. This is an ongoing program.

Classes will be held at Community Center, Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue on Tuesdays after school for a 10-week session. The cost is $90.00. Uniforms are highly recommended and are not included in the registration fee. Click on details below. Call KidSafe at 973-284-5650 for more information.

Fall Kidsafe - Details
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.
ATTENTION SENIORS - JOIN H.I.L.T.
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 Jody Schleicher for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application

H.I.L.T. Schedule, January through June, 2014

H.I.L.T. Schedule, July through December, 2014
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
SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Applications are being sought for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department including Day Camp Administrators, Day Camp Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the Water's Edge vendor. NOTE: Day Camp staff attendance is mandatory for the full six week program, June 30 to August 8, 2014.

Applications will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.

Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

2014 Seasonal Employment Application

2014 Waterfront Lifeguard Employment Application for Graydon Pool
Activities/Resources

The Art Gallery at the Stable
There are monthly Art Exhibitions in the Gallery featuring local artists at the Stable throughout the year, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Athletics
The Village offers a wide range of youth sport activities. Please refer to individual websites for details.
 
Tennis
There are sixteen tennis courts located throughout the Village of Ridgewood. Lessons are also offered through the spring summer and fall months for children and adults alike.
 
The Community Center
The Community Center at Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue offers a youth lounge and a senior lounge. Scheduled hours are available for both.
 
Community Gardens
The Community Gardens, a horticultural gardening program open to all residents of the Village, provides as an opportunity to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Individual 10' by 12' gardening plots are assigned for participation in America's number 1 hobby...gardening.
 
Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board
The Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board was created by the Village Council in April of 1973 to serve as an advisory body to the Council, Village Manager, and Director of Parks and Recreation, on facilities, programs and planning for parks, recreation and conservation.
 
Open Space Committee
The Village of Ridgewood voted and passed a supplemental real estate tax in November of 2001 and the Village Council subsequently appointed a nine-member committee. The goal of Ridgewood's Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) is to augment Village facilities in such a way that present and future generations will continue to benefit from parks, open space and naturals surroundings contributing to the health of and enjoyment of all citizens.
 
Project Pride
The Project Pride committee consists of Ridgewood residents who work to preserve and beautify Ridgewood's public area. Members and volunteers maintain the flower baskets and holiday kissing balls that hang on the street light poles, and plant and maintain the tree wells and the flower planters downtown.
 
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