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City of Linden Cooling Centers 2024

Below is a list of the City of Linden’s Cooling Centers for 2024. These are the municipal buildings that are open and available to the public during their normal operating hours. Nothing else is required.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the 2024 City of Linden Cooling Centers.

  • Linden Public Library – 31 East Henry Street
    • Operating Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 9am until 9pm, Thursday through Saturday from 9am until 5pm. *Closed on Sundays.
  • John T. Gregorio Recreation Center – 330 Helen Street
    • Operating Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm. *Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Linden Multi-Purpose Center – 1025 John Street
    • Operating Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am until 8pm. *Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Linden Health and Wellness Fair

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Health Department are pleased to announce the Linden Health and Wellness Fair.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.
Click here to view and/or download the Health Fair Exhibitor Registration form.

  • Who: Free entry, everyone is welcome!
  • What: Health and Wellness Fair. Free health services will be offered including blood pressure tests, blood sugar tests, DermaView sun damage analyzer, vision tests, hearing tests, flu vaccinations and more! Free male and female cancer screenings for uninsured/underinsured. Tables with local health and wellness information, products and services. Enjoy prizes and giveaways, including a free six-page budget-friendly recipe booklet available for each attendee.
  • When: Saturday, October 12, 2024 from 10am until 1pm.
  • Where: School #1 Gym, which is located at 720 North Wood Avenue.
  • How: Free entry! For more information, please call the Linden Health Department at (908) 474-8409.
    • For Exhibitors: Click here to view and/or download the Health Fair Exhibitor Registration form. Please return completed form to the Linden Health Department, which is located at 605 South Wood Avenue. Space is limited, and tables are reserved on a first-register, first-serve basis.

Public Works Schedule Change Alert

Please note the Department of Public Works (DPW) schedule change for upcoming Juneteenth Observance, from June 17 through June 21, 2024. Click here to view and/or download the Public Works Schedule Change for June, 2024.

  • Recycling Collections
    • Monday, June 17, 2024: Recycling (blue carts) in Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10
    • Tuesday, June 18, 2024: Recycling (blue carts) in Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Sanitation Collections
    • Wednesday, June 19, 2024: Sanitation (green carts) in Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10
    • Thursday, June 20, 2024: Sanitation (green carts) in Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
    • All Wood Avenue and St. Georges Avenue Business sanitation and cardboard/paper recycling will be collected on Thursday, June 20, 2024.
  • No Collections
    • Friday, June 21, 2024: The Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. There will be no grass collection or bulk trash collection this week.
  • The Recycling Center and DPW yard bulk drop-off will be closed on June, 21, 2024, and will reopen on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

2024 Spring/Summer Playgrounds.

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the 2024 Spring/Summer Playgrounds. Keep your kids active and engaged at one of our playground sites!

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

  • What: 2024 Spring/Summer Playgrounds. Keep your kids active and engaged at one of our playground sites! We will be offering a variety of activities including fitness, sports and games.
  • Where: Click here to view the full list of participating parks in Linden.
  • When: Monday through Friday from 5pm until 8pm.
  • How: If you have any questions, please call the Department of Recreation at 908-474-8639.

Big Brother Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Big Brother Program.

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

  • Who: Grades 6 through 12.
  • What: Big Brother Program. Big Brother helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors (e.g. physical altercations, drugs and alcohol, etc.), and helps them improve their self-confidence. Their unique brand of one-to-one mentoring involves matching a child with a caring adult mentor. The support provided by a professional Big Brother staff member can change a child’s life for the better, forever.
  • Where: Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: Fridays, from 5pm until 5:45pm beginning June 21, 2024. Eight (8) week program.
  • How: $6 insurance fee. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Recreation at 908-474-8639.

Expressive Movement Dance Class

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Expressive Movement Dance Class.

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

  • What: Expressive Movement Dance Class. These classes are designed to show all participants that movement has the power to stir the senses and emotions. It can also convey a message that words alone cannot express. Telling a story through music will offer participants an opportunity to be creative and synchronized while improving strength and flexibility.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Mondays from 1pm until 2:15pm, on June 10, 17 and 24.
  • How: Free program. If you have any questions, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 908-474-8600.

Linden Youth Football Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Linden Youth Football Camp. Join us for Youth Football Skillz and Drillz conducted by our Linden Recreation Staff!

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

  • Who: Children ages 8 through 14 years old.
  • What: Linden Youth Football Camp.
  • Where: Tiger Stadium, which is located at 700 West Curtis Street.
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10am.
  • How: Free program. A mandatory waiver must be signed on the day. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-474-8639

Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to attend the Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament. In our Father’s day classic, children (in grades 5 through 12) will team up with their fathers/guardians to compete against other families. Come out and have fun!

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

  • Who: Children in grades 5 through 12.
  • What: Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament. In our Father’s day classic, children will team up with their fathers/guardians to compete against other families. 2 games are guaranteed! Substitutions are an option if the parent/guardian has more than one child attending. Refreshments will be served!
  • Where: Wilson Park, which is located at 1100 Summit Terrace.
  • When: Sunday, June 16, 2024 10am until 12pm
    • Grades 5 and 6 at 10am
    • Grades 7 and 8 at 11am
    • High School at 12pm
  • How: If you have any questions or to register your team, please call Branly Cadet 908-474-8639.