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City of Linden 2022 Tree Lighting

Mayor Derek Armstead and the Cultural & Heritage Committee invite the City of Linden to attend the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday music, refreshments and meet Santa! Starts at 6pm at Linden City Hall. After the tree lighting, Linden families are invited to the Promenade to take pictures with Santa and enjoy refreshments. Children ages ten and under receive a chance to win a bike! Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • When: Friday, December 2nd, 2022 at 6pm.
  • Where: City Hall

No-Fee Flu and Covid Vaccinations

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Linden Health Department, the City of Linden and Super Health Pharmacy announce the No-Fee Flu and Covid Vaccination Clinics.

  • What: No-fee Flu and Covid vaccinations.
  • When: Thursday, December 1, 2022. The Flu Clinic is from 10am until 12pm. The Covid Clinic is from 4pm until 6:30pm.
  • Where: Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • How: No appointment necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please call the Linden Health Department at (908) 474-8409.

Holiday Pop Up Shop

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden City Council Entrepreneurship Program, Communities in Cooperation and its CEO Pastor Pamela B. Jones, and Linden First invite you to attend the Linden Holiday Pop Up Shop. Come ready to shop and support local small businesses!

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

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

  • What: Holiday pop up shop with music, refreshments and raffle giveaways. The first ten people with purchases of $25 and up will receive a free gift card!
  • When: Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 5pm until 8pm.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • How: Click here to register for this event.

2023 Indoor Soccer

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2023 Indoor Soccer Program. 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: Indoor soccer. All participants must have their own shin guards.
  • Where: All League games are played at the Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: The League begins on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 10:15am.
  • How: Registration deadline is December 30, 2022. After deadline, all registrants must register at the main office and a waiting list will be established. Registration fee is $56 for residents, and $66 for non-residents. The registration fee includes a one-time annual $6 insurance fee. 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 9am 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.

2023 Little Kickers Indoor Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2023 Little Kickers Indoor 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: Indoor soccer. All participants must have their own shin guards.
  • Where: All Clinic practices are played at the Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: The League begins on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 9am. Clinic will run for eight (8) Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18 and 25.
  • How: Registration deadline is December 30, 2022. After deadline, all registrants must register at the main office and a waiting list will be established. Registration fee is $56 for residents, and $66 for non-residents. The registration fee includes a one-time annual $6 insurance fee. 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.

2023 Winter Wrestling Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2023 Winter Wrestling Program. Our program has produced League and State champions! No experience needed. No one is too big or too small to wrestle!

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

  • Who: For children ages 8 through 18.
  • What: Instruction on basic wrestling techniques and skills to improve one’s body awareness and overall confidence. All participants must have their own wrestling shoes. No experience needed! No one is too big or too small to wrestle!
  • Where: McManus Middle School, which is located at 300 Edgewood Road.
  • When: Program runs from November 28, 2022 through March 9, 2023. Practices are every Monday through Thursday from 6:30pm until 8pm.
  • How: $60 registration fee plus a $6 insurance fee. All participants must have their own wrestling shoes. 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 7:30pm. All locations accept checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. No cash. No refunds once the session 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.

Special Thank You to George Capodagli, Meridia Lifestyles, Lifestyles II and their Team Members

It is with great appreciation that I thank George Capodagli, his Meridia Lifestyles, Lifestyles II and their team members for their generous donation towards our Annual Thanksgiving Give-away.

They have supported this effort over the last six years by donating turkeys and their fixings. On behalf of our families in need, especially this year with the high rising costs of food, we thank them for their continued generosity and participation in helping the Linden community thrive!

Mayor Derek Armstead

6th Annual Holiday Breakfast with Santa

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, and Linden FMBA Locals 34 and 234 invite Linden families to the 6th Annual Holiday Breakfast with Santa.

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

  • When: December 10th, 2022, from 8am until 11am.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, 330 Helen Street.
  • Who: Proceeds to support “Miracles for Myeloma.”
  • How: Registration ends December 7th, 2022. Kids eat free through age 12. Ages 13 and over is $5. For more information, please call (908) 474-8493. Proof of Linden residency is required.

Sorry! Maximum capacity for this event has been reached.

Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway for 200 Linden Residents in Need – Maximum Capacity Reached

Maximum capacity has been reached, and registration is now closed for the Thanksgiving 2022 Meal Giveaway. Supplies are given on a first come, first serve basis.

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Office of Constituent Services, Capodagli Properties, Shoprite of Linden, and SuperFresh are proudly hosting a Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway for two-hundred Linden families in need.

Pickup

  • Pickup is on Monday November 21st from 12pm until 5pm.
  • Pickup is at the John T. Gregorio Center – 330 Helen Street.