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2023 John T. Gregorio Basketball Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the 2023 John T. Gregorio Basketball Camp.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer and permission slip for the 2023 John T. Gregorio Basketball Camp.

  • Who: For 3rd through 8th grade, Linden residents only.
  • What: Basketball Camp. Campers with learn basketball fundamentals, ball handling skills, footwork techniques, rebounding, shooting skills, dribbling skills, and offensive and defensive strategies.
  • Where: Linden High School Gymnasium, which is located at 121 West St. Georges Avenue.
  • When: June 26 through June 29.
    • Monday through Wednesday – 9am until 2pm (bring lunch).
    • Thursday – 9am until 12pm.
  • How: Free program, registration required. Registration deadline is June 23, 2023. To view full program description and register online, click here. Please return the permission slip with your child on the first day of camp. Bring lunch for camp dates June 26 through June 28. In person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street), or at 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, call 908-474-8600 or email here.

Mixed Martial Arts

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Mixed Martial Arts, a six week youth program.

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

  • Who: Ages 5 through 17. Classes are grouped by age range, ages 5 through 10, and ages 11 through 17.
  • What: Mixed Martial Arts, an effective form of self defense. Marital Arts is an art form that tests not only physical strength and endurance, but mental perseverance, determination and patience. This is all through a positive attitude, discipline, and respect towards others and ourselves.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Six week program. Every Wednesday from July 12 through August 16.
    • Ages 5 through 10, from 5:45pm until 7pm.
    • Ages 11 through 17, from 7pm until 8:15pm.
  • How: Program cost is $50. To view full class description and register online, click here. For more information, call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 908-474-8600 or 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.

Summer XC – Track Conditioning Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Summer XC/Track Conditioning Program.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for Summer XC/Track Conditioning Program.

  • Who: Open to all incoming Linden High School students, freshman through seniors.
  • What: Summer XC/Track Conditioning Program. The focus of this program is to begin conditioning for the upcoming athletic year. There will be a docus on drills, stretches, training and running. Be sure to bring sneakers, athletic clothing and water!
  • When: 8am until 10am, Monday through Thursday (weather permitting) from July 12 through July 31.
  • Where: Linden Field House at Tiger Stadium, which is located at 700 West Curtis Street.
  • How: 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, call 908-474-8600.

2023 Linden Cheer & Mentor Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2023 Linden Cheer and Mentor Program directed by Coach Colvin.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the 2023 Linden Cheer and Mentor Program.

  • Who: Ages 5 through 17.
  • What: Linden Cheer and Mentor Program directed by Coach Colvin.
  • When: Every Monday and Wednesday from July 5 through August 16, from 5pm until 7pm.
  • Where: Linden Multi-Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • How: $50 registration fee, plus a $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. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. For more information, call 908-474-8600 or 908-474-8627.

A Juneteenth Celebration: The Parade

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Linden Education Association, your teachers, and educational support professionals invite you to attend a Juneteenth celebration: The Parade.

  • What: To start off our Juneteenth celebration, we will be having a caravan parade! Come watch the parade and be a part of Linden’s history as we celebrate freedom. The Parade will be followed by another Juneteenth celebration: The Cookout, which will be held at the Promenade.
  • Where: The lineup will be on East Gibbons Street (next to School #1), and will proceed down North Wood Avenue (straight to the Promenade).
  • When: Saturday, June 17, at 10:30am.
    • Rain Date: Sunday, June 18, at 11:30am.

A Juneteenth Celebration: The Cookout

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Linden Education Association, your teachers, and educational support professionals invite you to attend a Juneteenth celebration: The Cookout.

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

  • What: A Juneteenth celebration: The Cookout, a day of culture, sharing and learning. The Cookout is an engaging showcase that connects the past to the present. We promote connections through storytelling, music, dance and food. We invite you to attend and interact with all participants! Each participant is partnering with our community and schools to increase awareness of what they do best. This day will be filled with learning experiences that will capture the heart of black history and unify the community.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: Saturday, June 17, from 12pm until 4pm.
    • Rain Date: Sunday, June 18, from 1pm until 5pm.
  • How: Free event. For more details, contact Eric Stanley by email here, or call 908-474-8600.

Haitian Flag Day Celebration

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to attend the Haitian Flag Day Celebration! Food sponsored by Tap Tap Restaurant.

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

  • What: Haitian Flag Day Celebration with a performance by Linden Public School students. Food sponsored by Tap Tap Restaurant.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the Haitian Flag Day Celebration will be held at the John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: May 19, from 6pm until 8pm.

2023 City of Linden Summer Entertainment Series

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and Uptown Linden Inc., invite you to attend the 2023 Summer Entertainment Series!

Click here to view and/or download the 2023 Summer Entertainment Series flyer with complete entertainment schedule.

  • What: Come and enjoy the Summer Entertainment Series, events include live music of different genres, karaoke and comedy!
  • When: The 2023 Summer Entertainment Series will be held on varying nights from May 10 through September 12, 2023. For the complete entertainment schedule, click here.
    • Concert events will begin at 7:30pm and end at 9pm.
    • House Music events will begin at 5pm and end at 9pm.
    • Karaoke events will begin at 6pm and end at 9pm.
    • Comedy Under The Stars will begin at 6:30pm and end at 9pm.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • How: Free event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional seating available for lawn chairs as space permits. For more information, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-474-8600

Free Mental Health Public Assembly

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Board of Health, and Attitudes in Reverse invite you to attend a free mental health public assembly.

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

  • Who: All members of our community are invited.
  • What: A free mental health public assembly featuring an exhibit “In Their Shoes”, followed by a presentation “Coming Up For Air”.
    • The “In Their Shoes” exhibit lets everyone, especially young people, know that they are not alone in their struggles, and encourages them to seek help. The exhibit helps to increase understanding, empathy, and kindness towards those who might be struggling in silence.
    • The “Coming Up For Air” presentation is a 60-minute honest conversation by Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) founder Tricia Baker about mental health disorders, stigma associated with mental health disorders, warning signs of suicide, and guidance for those looking to help themselves and others. Certified therapy dogs from AIR will also be present.
  • When: Monday, May 1, 2023
    • 5:30pm until 6:30pm – “In Their Shoes” Exhibit.
    • 6:30pm until 7:30pm – “Coming Up For Air” Presentation.
  • Where: Gymnasium at School #1, which is located at 728 North Wood Avenue.
  • How: For more information, please call the Linden Health Department at 908-474-8409

Kids to Parks Day

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce Kids to Parks Day! Come and join the free, fun-filled day of outdoor play and events for your family!

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

  • Who: For ages Pre-K through 8th grade.
  • What: A fun-filled day of family friendly outdoor play and events. Come and enjoy: carnival games, inflatables, fishing, live entertainment, free haircuts, caricature artists, inflatable/keepsake balloon designs, and more! Remember to bring your fishing pole and a chair!
  • When: Due to inclement weather, this event will be held on the Rain Date noted on the flyer: Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 12pm until 4pm.
  • WhereWilson Park, which is located at 1100 Summit Terrace.
  • How: With questions, please call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 908-474-8639 or 908-474-8600