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Ramadan Goody Bags

In celebration of Ramadan, Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission and Fatema Sumrein ask you to complete this form below if children celebrating Ramadan in Linden would like to receive Ramadan Goody Bags.

Ramadan Goody Bag

  • Parent or guardian of child.
  • Each child will receive a goody bag.

Trick or Treat!

A Message From Mayor Armstead – The City of Linden is excited for our children to enjoy Halloween! 

The following was developed with guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health. No one should participate in Halloween activities if they or a household member have a known exposure to COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not yet met the criteria for discontinuing isolation or were told to quarantine.

Giving Out Treats

  • So that trick-or-treaters know which homes are participating this year, if you would like to give out candy, then please turn your porch light on. If you don’t plan to give out candy, then please keep your porch lights off. 
  • Instead of placing treats directly in the bags of trick-or-treaters or filling communal bowls that multiple hands reach into, individually packaged candy should be arranged in a way that they can be easily grabbed without multiple pieces being touched.
  • You can also leave treats on a porch or table or in a place where it may be easily accessed while adhering to social distancing requirements.
  • Please limit interaction and contact with trick-or-treaters, wear a face covering when individuals come to the door, and regularly wash your hands.
  • All candy given out should be commercially packaged and non-perishable.

Trick Or Treating

  • Those who go trick-or-treating, please wear a mask and make sure to social distance.
  • Please limit your groups to current household members, and consider staying local (within a 2, 3 block radius of your home), and limit the number of homes on your route.

2020 Annual Community Harvest Event

Curbside Treat Bag Giveaway

For the first 250 Linden School Age Children Grades Pre-K through 12th. Pre-Registration for this event is required by calling 908-474-8600 or online at Community Pass.

When

Friday, October 30, 2019 4pm – 6pm

Where

  • Outside in front of the Linden Multi Purpose Center, 1025 John St., Linden NJ
  • Walk thru (outdoors) and receive a Treat Bag

Please adhere to the following social distancing & safety guidelines:

  • Must wear face mask and maintain 6’ social distance
  • No stopping, standing or gathering near building
  • Also, children must be present to receive a treat bag

Click here to download information about this event.

2020 Linden Halloween Events

The Department of Parks & Recreation invites Linden residents to attend this year’s Halloween events taking place at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade (400 North Wood Avenue), on October 29th and 30th.

Scarecrow Creations made by the Linden Public Schools will be on display in front of City Hall from October 19th through October 31st.

October 29 – Halloween Horror Movie Night – Adults 13+ – Out of Towners Welcome!

  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) – 6:30pm Starring George Romero
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959) – 8:30pm Starring Vincent Price

October 30 – Family Night

  • Kids and adults are welcome to come in costume.
  • Magic Show – 5:30pm
  • Monster House Movie – 6:30pm
  • Movie treat bag for each person attending Monster House.

October 31 – A Marathon of Past Linden Halloween Parades

  • Watch on LindenTV Channel 36/42 starting at 8am.
  • Miscellaneous years starting with 1991.

Stuff a Truck – Hurricane Laura

The Linden Fire Department is honored to support the TMX Intermodal “stuff a TRUCK”, which is accepting donations to help support those effected by Hurricane Laura. If you wish to donate, you can drop items off at any one of our four firehouses or at TMX. Click here for the updated informational flyer about this important cause.

We are accepting donations up to and including October 17th.

We are Accepting

  • Hygiene products – tooth brushes, toilet paper, soap, etc.
  • Baby supplies – formula, diapers, wipes, etc.
  • Basic need items – pet foods, blue tarps, etc. 

Linden Drop-off Locations

  • Linden Firehouse #1 302 S Wood Ave.
  • Linden Firehouse #2 corner of Dewitt and W St. Georges Ave.
  • Linden Firehouse #3 1201 E Elizabeth Ave.
  • Linden Firehouse #4 2400 S. Wood Ave. 
  • TMX Intermodal 1418 East Linden Ave.

Food Distribution Event – Saturday, October 3rd, 9am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Village Super Market of Springfield Township, New Jersey and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey are providing this drive through only food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on October 3rd at 9am.

Location

Cedar Brook Park – Park Avenue Entrance – Plainfield, NJ 07067

Event Details

  • First 2,000 vehicles will receive shelf-safe food and fresh produce on a first come, first served basis
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last
  • Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food bags
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Click here to view and/or download the event flyer in English and Spanish. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.

Drive-In Movie Night!

Grab your Popcorn!

With the success of the LHS Class of 2020 Post Graduation Celebration, Mayor Armstead announced last week that on October 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th, the City is lifting the curtain for it’s first drive-in movie at Linden Airport. Families are invited to enjoy The Lion King, Onward, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Black Panther. Tickets are $20 dollars per vehicle.

To purchase tickets, please fill out the form by clicking here. After submitting the form, you will be taken to the payment via PayPal page for payment.

Movies

  • Disney’s The Lion King (original) – October 2nd
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – October 3rd
  • Disney’s Onward – October 9th
  • Black Panther – October 10th

Rain Dates

  • For October 2nd and 3rd, the rain date will be October 4th.
  • For October 9th and 10th, the rain date will be October 11th.

Location

Linden Airport – enter through Wildcat Way off of Route 1/9 North.

Time

  • Gates open at 6pm.
  • Movies start at 7:15pm sharp!

Cost

$20 per vehicle – please remember that you need a seatbelt for each of your passengers.

Refreshments

  • Fun Food will be available for purchase!
  • You may also bring your own food, snacks and drinks.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Other

  • Lawn chairs are allowed, as long as their placement adheres to current social distancing requirements.
  • Porta Johns will be on site.

To purchase tickets, please fill out the form by clicking here. After submitting the form, you will be taken to the payment via PayPal page for payment.

Free Naloxone Giveaway on September 24-26, 2020

Naloxone Saves Lives!

The State of New Jersey is providing naloxone for free at participating pharmacies. Naloxone can reverse opioid overdoses. It will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit one per person.

Click here for a list of participating pharmacies. Available while supplies last. For Addiction Help 24/7 call 1-844-REACHNJ.

Professionals, professional entities, first responders and first responder entities, as defined in N.J.S.A. 24:6J-3, are not eligible to obtain the opioid antidote through this project.

Click here for a copy of the flyer for this event in English and Spanish.

Food Distribution Event – September 19, 10am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Village Super Market of Springfield Township, New Jersey are providing this drive through only food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on September 19, 10am.

Location

Cedar Brook Park – Park Avenue Entrance – Plainfield, NJ 07067

Event Details

  • First 2,000 vehicles will receive shelf-safe food and fresh produce on a first come, first served basis
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last
  • Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food bags
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Click here to view and/or download the event flyer in English and Spanish. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.