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Ramadan Iftar Celebration

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and Imam Alfred Mohammed (Councilman of the 4th Ward), in collaboration with the Linden Muslim Community present a Ramadan Iftar celebration.

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

  • Who: All welcome.
  • What: Ramadan Iftar celebration; a Ramadan interfaith Iftar feast. Come enjoy a lovely Iftar with all your loves ones, and please bring your prayer rugs.
  • When: April 4, 2024 at 6:30pm.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, located at 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036.

Union County Utility Assistance Day

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is hosting a Union County Utility Assistance Day.

  • What: Union County Utility Assistance Day. NJBPU invites Union County residents to attend this free event to learn more about utility assistance programs and resources available to help with the cost of their electric, water, and gas utility bills. For more information about New Jersey’s utility assistance programs please visit NJBPU’s utility assistance website. Residents in danger of shut off can apply for assistance and call their utility company to request a payment plan. NJBPU’s Customer Assistance hotline can be reached at 800-624-0241.
  • Where: Mickey Walker Center, which is located at 860 Anna Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201.
  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 9am until 3:30pm.

Food & Clothing Drive

Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church is hosting a Food and Clothing Drive on the fourth Saturday of every month.

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

  • What: Winter Food & Clothing Drive.
  • When: Fourth Saturday of every month from 10am until 12pm. Come join this Saturday, March 23, 2024.
    • The Food and Clothing drive will be held on the third Saturday of the month in November.
  • Where: Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church, which is located at 24 East 14th Street.

Hometown Heroes – 2024

Mission

Honor and recognize City of Linden servicemen and women and their families who have served or given their lives to our country in the United States Armed Forces.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for a banner, the nominee must meet the following requirements:

  • Lived in the City of Linden at some point in their lifetime.
  • Served in one of the following branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine.
  • Meet one of the following criteria: honorably discharged Veteran, died in the line of duty

Banner Design, Time Frame & Location

Banners are approximately 29”x 55”, vinyl material and feature a photo of the Veteran, with their name, rank, branch of service, and dates of active service. Banners will be displayed on poles along Wood Avenue for a designated period of time. Banner locations will be selected randomly and specific display locations cannot be requested. A branch of service circular logo will adorn the banner over the veteran’s image. The banners will contain the logos of Linden Special Improvement District, the Linden Board of Education, the City of Linden, The Linden Society for Historic Preservation, and the Linden Public Library.

Banner Photograph (Required)

Please secure a photograph of the veteran you would like to use on the banner, and submit the photograph with the application. The better quality photograph, the better the reproduction on the banner. We will accept a digital photograph, preferably a service portrait.

Contact & Questions

For questions or more information on the Banner Program, please call the Linden SID – Uptown Linden office at (908) 718-5831 or by email here.

Hometown Heroes Application

Nominators may either download a fillable PDF application by clicking here, or they can fill out the digital application below.

NJ FamilyCare Enrollment Event

The Linden Public Schools are hosting a NJ FamilyCare Enrollment Event. Does your child have health insurance? Enroll now!

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.

  • What: NJ FamilyCare Enrollment Event.
  • Where: School #9, which is located at 1401 Deerfield Terrace.
  • When: March 12, from 5pm until 8pm.
  • How: For more information on NJ FamilyCare, call 800-701-071
    • Photo ID.
    • Social Secuirty Card.
    • Permanent Resident Card or U.S. Citizenship Certificate.
    • Birth Certificate.
    • Proof of income.
    • If your child is undocumented, you will not need a Social Security Card or any immigration status document.
    • Click here for more information related to required documentation.

2024 Ward-Wide Garage Sales

The City of Linden is hosting 2024 Ward-Wide Garage Sales, with no permit required, for the following Wards and dates:

  • 6th Ward on March 23 and March 24, 2024.
  • 9th and 10th Wards on April 13 and April 14, 2024
  • 5th and 8th Wards on April 27 and April 28. 2024.
  • 4th and 7th Wards on May 18 and May 19, 2024
  • 1st Ward on June 1 and June 2, 2024
  • 2nd and 3rd Wards on June 8 and June 9, 2024
  • 4th Ward on August 17 and August 18, 2024
  • 2nd Ward on September 7 and September 8, 2024.
  • 6th Ward on September 14 and September 15, 2024.
  • 7th Ward on September 28 and September 29, 2024.
  • 10th Ward on October 5 and October 6, 2024.
  • 3rd Ward on October 12 and October 13, 2024.
  • 1st, 5th and 8th Wards on October 19 and October 20, 2024.
  • Click here to view and/or download the full 2024 schedule for Linden Ward-Wide Garage Sales that do not require a permit.

Celebrate Black History Month

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee are pleased to invite Linden children and adults to explore the history and meaning of Kente patterns and cloth by creating your own Kente pattern while sipping and snacking while you sketch!

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

  • Who: Linden residents (children and adults).
  • What: Create your own Kente pattern while you sip and snack while you sketch!
  • When: Saturday, February 24th from 10am until 12pm.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, located at 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036.
  • How: Register using the form below. Please note that this event is for Linden residents only.

Sip & Sketch Registration

Your Name(Required)
Your Email(Required)
Your Address(Required)
Please note that this event is for Linden residents only,
Please enter the full names of everyone from your party who will be attending.
Please enter the total number of people from your party who will be attending.

Black History Poster Contest

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the Black History Poster Contest. This year’s theme is Black American Disney Characters. Be creative, have fun and submit an entry! There will be prizes for first place winners only.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the Black History Poster Contest.

  • Who: Linden students from grades K through 5.
  • What: Black History Poster Contest, this year’s theme is Black American Disney Characters. Be creative, have fun and submit an entry! There will be prizes for first place winners only.
  • When and How: All posters must be submitted to the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) on or before February 29, 2024. The John T. Gregorio Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm. Posters will be judged on Friday, March 1, 2024. Elementary art teachers will announce the winners at school on Monday, March 4, 2024. First place winners from each school will be presented with a prize along with a photo taken from a Linden Recreation staff member on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the John T. Gregorio Center.
    • All posters must be 9″x12″. All entries must have full name, school, teacher, grade, and parent/guardian cell phone number printed on a blank index card taped to the back.
    • Click here to view all rules and regulations for the contest.

Pre-K 3 Showcase

The Linden Early Childhood Department presents Pre-K 3 Showcase. The showcase will provide information for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in our Pre-K 3 Program.

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

  • Who: For Parents.
    • To enroll in the Pre-K 3 program, the child must be a Linden resident and be three years old on or before October 1, 2024. Board policy prohibits early admission.
  • What: Pre-K 3 Showcase. The showcase will provide information for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in our Pre-K 3 Program. The Showcase will include representatives for Private Providers and from the Linden Public School district.
  • Where: The Gym at School #1, which is located at 728 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: March 7, from 5pm until 7:30pm.
  • How: Click here for more information.