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Polish American Sports Association – Polonia 5K Run

Join us for the 10th Polonia 5K Run, “Zapraszamy do Linden.” The 10th Polonia 5K Run is proudly sponsored by the Polish American Sports Association, the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, United Poles Federal Credit Union, Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, AK Progress Corporation, and BDG Hotels. Race VIP special guest Speedskating Olympic Champion Zbigniew Brodka. Awards ceremony to follow with T-shirts, food, beverages and music for all runners. Awards will be given to 1st overall finishers in all age, male, female, teacher, fireman and policeman categories.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.
Click here to view and/or download the Polonia 5K Run Route Map.

  • Who: The Polonia 5K is open to both Runners and Walkers. Linden and Non-Linden residents are welcome!
  • What: Polonia 5K Run, with race VIP special guest Speedskating Olympic Champion Zbigniew Brodka. Awards ceremony to follow with T-shirts, food, beverages and music for all runners. Awards will be given to 1st overall finishers in all age, male, female, teacher, fireman and policeman categories.
  • When: Sunday June 9, 2024. Packet pickup is from 7:30am until 9:30am, Dash Around the Block (kids 8 years and younger) starts at 9:15am, the Main Race starts at 10am, and the Award Ceremony will begin at 12pm.
  • Where: Start/Finish beside Elementary School No. 1 on East Curtis Street.
    • Click here to view and/or download the Polonia 5K Run Route Map.
  • How: To register, click here. Same day registration will cost an extra $10 per registrant.

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 eighth 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: Saturday, May 18, from 11am until 3pm.
    • Rain Date: Sunday, May 19, from 11am until 3pm.
  • 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.

2024 Linden Tigers Summer Bowling Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Summer Bowling Camp, with Linden High School bowling coach James Orth.

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

  • Who: Residents in Grades 6 through 12.
  • What: 2024 Linden Tigers Summer Bowling Camp, with Linden High School bowling coach James Orth. Goals: Skill development and feedback, strategy and tactics for improving, team building and camaraderie competition preparation, game awareness, and enjoyment of the sport!
  • Where: Jersey Lanes, which is located at 30 Park Avenue.
  • When: Tuesday July 16 and 23, and Thursday July 18 and 25, from 10am until 12pm.
  • How: Limited spots available. To view full camp description and register online, click here. For more information, email here or call (908) 474-8600. 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.

Tax Collector – 2024 Tax Sale

The City of Linden announces the sale of 2023 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an on-line auction on June 7, 2024. The 2024 official tax lien site will be available May 7, 2024.

  • Click here for a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs.
  • Click here for Tax Sale Listings.

Changes to the Democratic Ballots for the Primary Election

Please click here to watch this important video from Joanne Rajoppi, the Union County Clerk regarding changes to the Democratic Ballots for the upcoming Primary Election. 

Self-Defense Class

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer a self-defense class hosted by the Linden Police Department. The self-defense community event taught by certified instructors will provide our residents the opportunity to learn essential standing and ground skills to stay safe and confident.

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

  • Who: Ages 18 through 49.
  • What: Self-defense class hosted by the Linden Police Department and taught by certified instructors. Participants will learn essential standing and ground skills to stay safe and confident.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Monday, May 20, 2024 from 6pm until 8pm.
  • How: To register online click here, or call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-474-8600. Free for Members. Non-Member fee is $6.

9th Annual Juneteenth Afro House Music Festival: An All White Affair

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to attend the 9th Annual Juneteenth Afro House Music Festival: An All White Affair! Come and enjoy two sound stages with live performances, guest DJ’s, cultural food trucks and fun. Dance in Diversity. Unite in Rhythm.

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

  • What: A Juneteenth Celebration. An Afro House Music Festival: An All White Affair, hosted by Tamia FamilySoul with MC. Ras Anthony. Come and enjoy two sound stages with live performances, guest DJ’s, cultural food trucks and fun. Dance in Diversity. Unite in Rhythm.
    • Sound Stage One performances by Sarah Devine and Ed Ramsey, Timmy Regisford, Zion, Jus the DJ, and Patti Kane.
    • Sound Stage Two performances by Zandy Shejay, Mac G, Tira Dlala Takzin, Sol Phenduka, Dladla Mshunqisi, Afro House Shisanyama Experience Ampiano, and Afro Beats.
  • Where: 301 North Wood Avenue, between Elm Street and Elizabeth Avenue.
  • When: Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 12pm to 9pm.
    • Rain Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 12pm to 9pm.
  • How: Free admission. Come dressed in white.

Haitian Heritage Month Celebration & Flag Raising Ceremony

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Linden Public Schools cordially invite you to attend the Haitian Heritage Month Celebration and Flag Raising Ceremony. Come experience a taste of Haiti, Sa Se Lakay! This event will feature singers, dancers, comedians, culture, food vendors, raffles and more! The City of Linden will be hosting celebrations throughout the month.

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

  • What: Haitian Heritage Month Celebration and Flag Raising Ceremony, hosted by Black Krytik Show. Gospel Artist Jean Claude Jean will sing the Haitian National Anthem. Come and enjoy culture, food vendors, music by DJ Fabulous Faby, special guest speakers from our Haitian community and the Linden Board of Education, awards and special acknowledgements, performances by Linden Public School students, Epic Youth of East Orange, and more!
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 4pm until 7pm.

Linden Fire Department to Host Annual Junior Fire Academy

Registration for the Linden Fire Department’s 2024 Junior Fire Academy is now open! “The Junior Fire Academy provides an opportunity to educate the recruits about the Linden Fire Department, the services we provide and enlighten them on the possibility of a future career in firefighting,” said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Brady.

  • Who: Available to Linden students graduating 7th and 8th grades.
  • What: Linden Fire Department Junior Fire Academy. Learn about the Linden Fire Department and explore a future career in Firefighting! Receive basic training in physical fitness, department operations, fire science, HazMat, first-aid and CPR. Demonstrations include Engine and Ladder Truck Operations, Rope Rescue, Car Extrication, HazMat and more!
  • When: June 25 through June 28, 2024 from 8am until 3pm.
  • How: Click here to view and/or download the flyer and application for the Linden Fire Department’s Junior Fire Academy. Applications are also available at Fire Headquarters, which is located at 302 South Wood Avenue. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 10, 2024 at 3pm. Applications must be dropped off at Linden Fire Headquarters. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Deputy Chief Kevin Brady via email, or call (908) 474-4550.

Alert – Phone Scam Impersonating Police Officers

Residents in multiple New Jersey municipalities have reported receiving suspicious phone calls from individuals impersonating police officers. These suspects are spoofing the phone number they are calling from, and displaying the respective police department’s phone number.

Reports state that the suspects have a thick accent and are using officer names obtained by searching municipal websites. 

As a reminder, never give personal information over the phone, by fax, through the mail, or on the Internet unless you have initiated the contact or you are sure you know who you are dealing with.

If you receive an unsolicited phone call from an individual claiming to be a Linden Police Officer, obtain the caller’s name and disconnect the phone call. Then, call the Linden Police Department directly at (908) 474-8500 to verify the call was legitimate.

If you have fallen victim to this scam and provided your personal information or are a victim of identity theft, please contact the Linden Police Department to file a police report.

Neither the Linden Police Department, nor any police union or organization associated with the Linden Police Department will ever solicit over the phone.