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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 Ward-Wide Garage Sales

The City of Linden is hosting 2024 Ward-Wide Garage Sales, with no permit required, for the following Wards and dates:

  • 6th Ward on March 23 and March 24, 2024.
  • 9th and 10th Wards on April 13 and April 14, 2024
  • 5th and 8th Wards on April 27 and April 28. 2024.
  • 4th and 7th Wards on May 18 and May 19, 2024
  • 1st Ward on June 1 and June 2, 2024
  • 2nd and 3rd Wards on June 8 and June 9, 2024
  • 4th Ward on August 17 and August 18, 2024
  • 2nd Ward on September 7 and September 8, 2024.
  • 6th Ward on September 14 and September 15, 2024.
  • 7th Ward on September 28 and September 29, 2024.
  • 10th Ward on October 5 and October 6, 2024.
  • 3rd Ward on October 12 and October 13, 2024.
  • 1st, 5th and 8th Wards on October 19 and October 20, 2024.
  • Click here to view and/or download the full 2024 schedule for Linden Ward-Wide Garage Sales that do not require a permit.

Keeping Our Students Safe

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and Linden Public Schools announce “Keeping Our Students Safe” Public Service Announcement (PSA) Student Video Contest, as part of the “It Takes a Village” initiative. Students may submit a PSA video focused on ways to positively enhance school safety and security.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer and permission slip for the contest.

  • Who: All Linden Public School students from elementary to high school.
  • What: A student video contest focused on ways to positively enhance school safety and security. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    • $500 Elementary Level
    • $750 Middle School Level
    • $1,000 High School Level
  • When: The submission deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 4pm. Winners will be announced at the March 21, 2024 at the Board Meeting.
  • How: Send the video to Mr. Chris Paskewich by email here. Click here for the criteria for submission and permission slip that must be attached. Students can submit their videos individually or with peers from their school-level group. The High School and Middle School submissions should be a minimum of 2 minutes, but not longer than 5 minutes. Elementary submissions should be a minimum of 1 minute, but not more than 3 minutes.

Linden Police Department Youth Police Academy

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for the Linden Police Department Youth Academy.

  • Who: The Linden Police Department Youth Police Academy is available to Linden students graduating 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
  • What: Linden Police Department Youth Academy. As part of the Academy, you’ll learn about the Linden Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, you’ll receive basic training in police procedures/operations, criminal investigations, drill and ceremony and first aid! You will also benefit from demonstrations including DUI goggles, the effects of drinking and driving, K‐9, SWAT, Bomb Squad, and more! And most of all, you’ll have a lot of fun! The LPD Youth Academy is NOT a “bootcamp” for troubled youth. The Academy is structured to simulate a police academy for those interested in law enforcement.
  • When: July 15 through July 19, 2024.
  • How: Application deadline is April 8, 2024 at 3pm. Space is limited to 30 recruits. Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. No late applications will be accepted. Click here to download the application for the Linden Police Department Youth Academy. Applications must be dropped off in-person to the front desk of the Linden Police Department, which is located at 301 North Wood Avenue. With questions, email here.

Covid-19-Flu Vaccination Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Board of Health and the Linden Public Library, in partnership with the Union County Office of Health Management are providing a Covid-19-Flu Vaccination Clinic. Everyone who gets the Covid-19 vaccination will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card.

  • Who: For ages 5 and up.
  • What: Covid-19 and Flu vaccinations. Everyone who gets the Covid-19 vaccination will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10am until 1pm.
  • Where: Linden Public Library, which is located at 31 East Henry Street.
  • How: No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Linden Health Department at 908-474-8409.

The Gary Letizia Memorial Blood Drive

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Linden Fire Department, and New Jersey Blood Services invite you to donate blood to save a life. In honor of the late Gary Letizia. Every drop counts.

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

  • What: Blood drive.
  • Where: Linden P.A.L. Building, which is located at 400 Maple Avenue.
  • When: Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 1pm until 7pm.
  • How: Click here to make an appointment. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins welcome!

COVID-19-RSV Vaccination Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Board of Health and the Linden Public Library, in partnership with Super Health Pharmacy are providing a Covid-19-RSV Vaccination Clinic.

  • Who and What:
    • Covid-19 vaccinations for ages 5 and up.
    • RSV vaccinations for ages 60 and up.
  • When: Check the dates below:
    • Monday, February 12, 2024 from 6:30pm until 8:15pm.
    • Monday, March 11, 6:30pm until 8:15pm.
  • Where: Linden Public Library, which is located at 31 East Henry Street.
  • How: No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Linden Health Department at 908-474-8409.