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Author: City of Linden

The Gary Letizia Memorial Blood Drive

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Linden Fire Department, and New Jersey Blood Services invite you to donate blood to save a life. In honor of the late Gary Letizia. Every drop counts.

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

  • What: Blood drive.
  • Where: Linden P.A.L. Building, which is located at 400 Maple Avenue.
  • When: Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 1pm until 7pm.
  • How: Click here to make an appointment. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins welcome!

COVID-19-RSV Vaccination Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Board of Health and the Linden Public Library, in partnership with Super Health Pharmacy are providing a Covid-19-RSV Vaccination Clinic.

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

  • Who and What:
    • Covid-19 vaccinations for ages 5 and up.
    • RSV vaccinations for ages 60 and up.
  • When: Check the dates below:
    • Monday, February 12, 2024 from 6:30pm until 8:15pm.
    • Saturday, February 24, 2024 10am until 1pm.
    • Monday, March 11, 6:30pm until 8:15pm.
  • Where: Linden Public Library, which is located at 31 East Henry Street.
  • How: No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Linden Health Department at 908-474-8409.

Dance

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Dance, directed by Chafonda Colvin. Unleash your moves!

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

  • Who: Ages 4 through 18.
  • What: Dance classes, directed by Chafonda Colvin. Unleash your moves! Classes include Hip-Hop, Jazz and Ballet.
  • Where: Linden High School, which is located at 121 West St. Georges Avenue.
  • When: March 4 through June 15.
    • Mondays, from 5pm until 8pm.
    • Wednesdays, from 5pm until 8pm.
    • Thursdays, from 5pm until 5:45pm.
  • How: Register January 9 through March 3, 2024. Click here to register. Cost is a $50 one-time payment fee, plus a $6 insurance fee.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

This is a message from the NJ Department of Health. COVID-19 vaccines are available on a first-come first-serve basis. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome.

  • Who: Ages 6 months and up.
  • What: COVID-19 vaccinations on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • When: 10:30am until 2:30pm
    • Saturday, January 20, 2024.
    • Saturday, January 27, 2024.
  • WhereElizabeth Public Library, which is located at 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
  • How: No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome.

Adult Pilates

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Adult Pilates.

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

  • What: Adult Pilates. Provides stability, mobility, and flexibility through concentrated movements. Improves postural alignment and helps correct muscular imbalances.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Every Monday beginning January 22 through April 1, from 6:30pm until 7:30pm.
  • How: $40 plus $6 insurance fee. 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. For more information, call 908-474-8600.

Crochet Corner

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Crochet Corner. Hosted by BusyBee Crochet Corner.

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

  • Who: Linden senior residents.
  • What: Crochet Corner hosted by BusyBee Crochet Corner. Each participant will receive step-by-step photo instructions and one-on-one instruction as needed. Crocheting tips will be taught to make this adventure successful and fun.
  • Where: Linden Multi-Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: Tuesdays, beginning January 2, 2024 from 1:30pm until 2:30pm.
  • How: Free program for Linden senior residents. To view full class description and register online, click here. For more information, email here or call 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.

COVID-19 Recovery Emergency Food Distribution

The Union County Board of County Commissioners, the Village Super Market of Springfield Township and Gargiulo Produce are providing a drive through only food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, December 17, 2023. Click here or text “FindFood” for English, or text “Comida” for Spanish to 908-224-7776 to find helpful information quickly.

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

  • Who: Union County residents only.
  • What: Drive-through emergency food distribution hosted by the County of Union. The first 2,000+ persons will receive a special holiday food box produce with all the trimmings on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • When: Saturday, December 17, at 8am.
  • Where: Kean University, which is located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083.
  • How: One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last. Refrigerate any perishable items shortly after distribution. Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food boxes. Bring one (1) proof of Union County residency, NJ residency (Utility bill, Driver’s license, ID card). Event will take place rain or shine. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call 908-677-5405.

Halloween Parade

Mayor Derek Armstsead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, Uptown Linden, the Linden Board of Education, the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Columbia Bank and the Halloween Parade Committee invite you to attend Linden’s 70th annual Halloween Parade on October 22!

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

  • What: Halloween parade.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2023. Parade lineup is at 1pm. The parade will start promptly at 2pm.
    • Rain date is Sunday, October 29, 2023.
  • Where: The parade lineup will begin at the Community Center Building, which is located at 605 South Wood Avenue. The parade will continue down Wood Avenue and end at the House of Flowers, which is located at 650 North Wood Avenue. 
  • How: Anyone who would like join in the parade and/or for more information, contact the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center at 908-474-8600.