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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.

Indoor Dining, Movies and Indoor Concerts are Back Starting This Friday

Governor Murphy took big steps toward the continued reopening of New Jersey, announcing yesterday that indoor dining can resume Friday and that movie theaters and indoor music venues can reopen on Friday.

Indoor Dining

Indoor dining can resume Friday at 6am Capacity indoors is capped at 25%. Tables must be 6 feet apart. Masks must be worn by staff at all times. Patrons must wear masks when away from tables. No mingling at the bar. No tables larger than 8 except immediate families. No buffets or salad bars. Also, restaurant must use fresh air, meaning that windows must be opened to ensure a proper flow of fresh air into the dining areas. Additionally, air conditioner units must be set so that they allow the maximum amount of outdoor air to flow through the dining area, and the least amount of recirculated air.

Could indoor dining in NJ be banned again? “Sadly, I have to say yes,” if COVID boomerangs. Governor Murphy said. He said officials would respond to “a sustained increase” in metrics like the rate of transmission, new positive cases and new hospitalizations.

Movie Theatres

Movie theaters can reopen Friday with attendance capped at the lesser of either 25% capacity or 150. Masks must be worn unless eating or drinking. Families and groups that purchase tickets together can sit together. Others must remain 6 feet apart.

Indoor Music Venues

Indoor music venues can reopen Friday with attendance capped at the lesser of either 25% capacity or 150. Patrons and staff must wear masks and social distance. Venues can serve food and drinks to seated customers. No standing-room or general admission shows allowed.

Get Pumped. New Jersey Gyms Reopen Today

Here are the rules: There is a 25% capacity limit. Equipment must be placed at least six feet apart. Customers will be required to wear masks. Gyms must take temperature checks and keep a log of everyone who visits, including contact information for tracers. Pools can open. As for showers? That’s a maybe. Your gym will have more details.

Interfaith Action Movement (I AM) Creating Decennial Census Awareness for 20,000 People

Aiming to reduce under-counts of communities of color and other hard to reach communities

Leaders from faith and community-based organizations, higher education institutions, law enforcement, state, and local government officials, and business leaders have come together to form New Jersey’s Interfaith Action Movement (I AM).

This diverse, action-oriented coalition is coordinating a state-wide strategy to peak awareness of the U.S. Census specifically focused on hard to count (HTC) populations within the state of New Jersey. The I AM efforts centerpiece is a series of Census Family Reunion Sundays slated for September 6, 13, 20 and 27, in advance of the new Census deadline of September 30, 2020.

I AM is led by Rev. Dr. Derrick Green, Senior Advisor for Diversity, Faith, Urban and Regional Growth for New Jersey Governor Phil D. Murphy.

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Food Distribution Event – July 23, 9am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders & the Community FoodBank of New Jersey are providing this drive through only food distribution event to all Union County residents on July 23, 2020 at 9am.

  • 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. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.