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2024 Spring Soccer League

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2024 Spring Soccer League. Register early to secure a spot on a team!

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

  • Who: Open to all children ages 6 through 12.
  • What: Outdoor soccer. All participants must have their own shin guards.
  • Where: Wheeler Park Turf Field, which is located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue. The League will be held on the Soccer Field, entrance on West Stimpson Avenue.
  • When: The League begins on Saturday, April 13, 2024.
  • How: Registration deadline is April 3, 2024. After deadline, all registrants must register by calling 908-474-8600, and a waiting list will be established. Registration fee is $50 for residents, and $60 for non-residents. A one-time annual $6 insurance fee will be added to your total registration fee, per child, if this has not already been paid for with another program. All participants must have their own shin guards. Register online here, or register in person at the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) from 9am until 4pm, or at the Linden Multi Purpose Center (1025 John Street) from 9:30am until 7pm. All locations accept checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. No refunds once the League begins. For more information, call (908) 474-8600. Please note: all new “First Time” participants must bring the following original documents at the time of registration and we will make copies:
    • Child’s original birth certificate.
    • Household bill showing proof of residency.
    • Diver’s License or photo ID of parent/guardian signing up their child.

2024 Little Kickers Spring Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2024 Little Kickers Spring Clinic. Register early to secure a spot!

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

  • Who: Open to all children ages 4 and 5.
  • What: Outdoor soccer. All participants must have their own shin guards.
  • Where: Instructional Clinic will be held at Wheeler Park, which is located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue. Clinic located on the Soccer Field, entrance on West Stimpson Avenue.
  • When: The Little Kickers Clinic begins on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 9am. Clinic will run for eight (8) Saturdays: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1.
  • How: Registration deadline is April 3, 2024. After deadline, all registrants must register by calling 908-474-8600, and a waiting list will be established. Registration fee is $50 for residents, and $60 for non-residents. A one-time annual $6 insurance fee will be added to your total registration fee, per child, if this has not already been paid for with another program. All participants must have their own shin guards. Register online here, or register in person at the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) from 9am until 4pm, or at the Linden Multi Purpose Center (1025 John Street) from 9:30am until 7pm. All locations accept checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. No refunds once the Clinic begins. For more information, call (908) 474-8600. Please note: all new “First Time” participants must bring the following original documents at the time of registration and we will make copies:
    • Child’s original birth certificate.
    • Household bill showing proof of residency.
    • Diver’s License or photo ID of parent/guardian signing up their child.

2024 Spring Tennis Lessons

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and USTA Certified Pro tennis instructor Tony Labonte are pleased to present Spring Tennis Lessons. Youth and Adult sessions will be offered.

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

  • Who: Ages 5 and up. Youth and adult classes designated by age range.
  • What: Spring tennis lessons with games, contests and prizes! Classes will run for six (6) weeks. The classes are designated by age range. Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups. Loaner racquets provided.
  • When & Where:
    • Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups.
    • Tuesday classes will meet at Memorial Park (2600 South Wood Avenue) on May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 and 11.
    • Saturday classes will meet at Wilson Park (1113 Summit Terrace) on May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and 8.
  • How: Youth Session is $80. Adult Session is $90. Additional $10 fee for non-residents. Loaner racquets provided. 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. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. For more information, email us here, or call 908-474-8600. The fo
    • Parent ID (i.e. Drivers License).
    • Proof of Residency (i.e. utility bill).
    • Birth Certificate of child.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2024!

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to attend the 2024 Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Look for the Easter Bunny, he’ll be hopping around, visiting all sections of Linden after the Egg Hunt!

  • Who: For children ages 12 and under.
  • What: Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Look for the Easter Bunny, he’ll be hopping around, visiting all sections of Linden after the Egg Hunt!
  • When: Saturday, March 30, 2024. Check-in at 11am, event time is from 12pm until 2pm.
  • Where: Wilson Park, which is located at 1100 Summit Terrace (behind the High School Academy).
  • How: Bags will be provided. Eggs and bags will be available while supplies last. For more information, please call the Linden Department of Recreation at 908-474-8600.
  • Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

2024 Linden Summer Day Camp Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that registration will open on Monday, February 5th for the 2024 Linden Summer Day Camp Program!

Participants must be a Linden resident, and entering kindergarten through sixth grade as of September 2024. Registration deadline is May 15, 2024. Limited Spots available.

Click here for more information.

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.

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.

Senior Zumba Gold

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Senior Zumba Gold.

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

  • Who: For Linden senior residents. Participants should consult with a physician prior to participation.
  • What: Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity, with easy-to-follow Zumba choreography. The main focus is on balance, range of motion and coordination.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Fridays, January 12 through March 22, 2024 from 9:30am until 10:30am.
    • No class on February 16, 2024.
  • How: Free program. Participants should consult with a physician prior to participation. 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, email us here, or call 908-474-8600.

Men’s Basketball League

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Men’s Basketball League.

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

  • Who: Men’s League for ages 18 and older.
  • What: The Men’s Basketball League is designed to instill physical activity, community engagement and healthy competition among men of all ages and skill levels.
  • Where: Linden Multi-Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: Start date is January 23, 2024. The League will run for eight (8) weeks on Tuesday nights, with two (2) weeks of playoffs.
  • How: $500 fee per team. 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.

Youth Arts & Crafts

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Youth Arts & Crafts.

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

  • Who: Ages 6 and up.
  • What: Have your child enjoy a free art-filled program! Each session will be focused on unique and enjoyable crafts. Let their creativity blossom.
  • Where: Linden Multi-Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: January through March on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, from 3:30pm until 5pm.
    • January 11 and 25.
    • February 8 and 22.
    • March 14 and 28.
  • How: Free program. For more information, call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 908-474-8600.