Activities

All registration forms for Board of Recreation activities are distributed in the schools and can be found at our website.
The Board of Recreation sponsors the following events:

Easter Egg Hunt | Tennis | Acting & Improvisation Classes for Grades K-12 | Bowling | Special Stars Youth Bowling LeagueSummer Program | Ping Pong | T2S Basketball | Softball Program | Women's Softball Program | Summer Fitness Camp | Basketball | Competition Cheer Team | Tumbling Class | Rag-A-Muffin Parade | Holiday Tree LightingHoliday Wish Tree | Holiday Display Contest | Adult Trips/Activities | Senior Citizens Christmas Party | Board of Recreation Coaches

2019 Easter Egg Hunt - The Ridgefield Park Board of Recreation & Ambulance Corps. Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. SHARP at Veterans Park. Line-up is at 9:45 a.m. on the Preston Street side of the high school. The Easter Egg Hunt  draws hundreds of children in search of hidden eggs and provides them with an opportunity to win prizes and to meet the Easter Bunny! Held on the Saturday before Easter Sunday at 10:00 AM in Veteran's Park (rain or shine). Don't forget to bring your own basket!   Please remember, this is a dog-free park so dogs are not permitted to enter the park.


Tennis - The Board of Recreation sponsors a tennis program run by Barry Ruback. Registration forms are distributed in the schools. The program is available for RP residents/students or those attending school in RP. Barry Ruback runs this program, which is taught by All Pro Tennis Staff.
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 6 - 7 years old
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 8 - 10 years old
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - 11 years old and up
For more information, call Barry Ruback at 201-568-3946 or go to www.allprotennis.net or email: barrys10s@gmail.com. Sessions run from the spring through fall.  The Summer 2019 registration form is available here.


Acting and Improvisation Grades K-12 - 
Learn to Act!    Have Fun!    Be creative!    Build confidence!
Registration is continuous for different sessions, so be sure to email for info.
Taught by Rachel Maddock, MA Educational Theatre. 
On-going Registration.  Registration forms available at the Clerk’s office or on-line.
For info: Voicemail (201) 641-4950 ext. 610,
Email: boardofrec@ridgefieldpark.org  or visit www.ridgefieldpark.org.

Students will be introduced to the basic elements of acting through theatre games and improvisation. They will develop an understanding of building an acting ensemble through cooperative group work and will learn spontaneity, physical and vocal expression, pantomime, character exploration and basic playwriting. -- Older students will also study advanced acting techniques such as sensory work, monologue work, and basic scene study. -- Acting and Improvisation classes are a great way for students to channel their energy and interact in a fun and creative way. -- Acting and Improvisation builds confidence and life-long communication skills that can be applied to any field. Studies have shown that students who participate in the Arts have a greater chance of improving their academic performance.
The registration form and additional details are available here.

 


Bowling - The Board of Recreation sponsors a bowling program for all children between the ages of 4 and 14. The program is conducted at Bowler City Lanes in Hackensack. If there are any questions regarding this program, please call Marilyn at Bowler City (201) 343-3545.


Special Stars Youth Bowling League for Challenged Children - This program is run by Bowler City for challenged children ages 5 - 21. For information call Marilyn at Bowler City (201) 343-3545. The program is available for RP residents/students or those attending school in RP.


Summer Recreation Program - This program is run by Daina Scheideler. For more information check the Summer Recreation website or call (201) 641-4950 ext. 615.


Ping Pong - This program is currently on hold while the Civic Center is under renovation.

In collaboration with KiddieGym USA, the Board is offering Table Tennis lessons for kids and adults as a part of its fall and spring programs.   Along with Table Tennis training, Fun with Ping Pong program offers unique feature of i- learn session, where everyone gets an opportunity to have an interactive session playing with ROBOT- 'i Pong'. Table Tennis paddles, balls will be provided by KiddieGym USA for the training purpose.  

The program is open to participants from Grades 1 and up who reside in Ridgefield Park.  We are also introducing a training session for Adults.  The program is also open to residents/students of Bogota and Little Ferry. 

The program is held at the Civic Center, 2nd Floor, 159 Park Street in Ridgefield Park.  It usually is held on Mondays 5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. and Fridays 6:00 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.  There normally are three sessions held during the year.  For questions or further information: contact Sue Chak at kiddiegym@gmail.com


T2S Basketball Academy – The Board of Recreation is sponsoring a basketball specific performance enhancement training program to students in grades 2-12.  T2S Basketball Academy, organized by Larry Umaña and Nate Lopez, is an educational approach to simplify the game of basketball. T2S focuses on mastering the fundamentals through fun, innovative drills using proper mechanics, technique and muscle-memory repetition.  There will be ongoing registration now and throughout the summer. For further information, you can inquire on www.t2sba.com, or email at t2sbasketballacademy@gmail.com, or on Facebook: @t2sbasketballacademy or follow T2S on Instagram for updates on scheduled training sessions, packages and locations. Sign up now and prepare to train to overcome the competition!  The Summer 2019 flyer is available here.


Softball Program - The softball program is open to Ridgefield Park girls or students in grades 3-8. Registration fee is $50.00 and registration is generally held in January or February. Practices are usually held at Chestnut Street Park or Veteran's Park. This is a traveling league that will be run according to high school rules (fast pitch, bunting, leading, stealing). The season runs from the end of April through early June. The program is available for RP residents/students or those attending school in RP. Registration closes on March 10. No registrations accepted after March 10. You may either drop off or mail your registration to the Board of Recreation at 234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. Registration forms can be downloaded.


Women's Softball Program - Registration packets are available in January and must be completed and returned by March 31 in order for teams to participate in the league.  The season begins in May and runs through July.  All women 18 years of age and older (including out-of-towners) are eligible to play in this league.  Late registrations should be immediately dropped off at the Village Clerk's Office.  Registration fee is $90.00 per player (with shirt).  Contact the Board of Recreation at (201) 641-4950 ext. 610 or boardofrec@ridgefieldpark.org and leave your contact information if you need a registration packet.  Only completed packets will be accepted.


Summer Fitness Camp - The Board of Recreation is offering a Fitness and Conditioning Camp. The purpose of the Fitness and Conditioning camp is to promote a healthy lifestyle and introduce various athletic development techniques to prepare the participants for a great athletic school year in the various sports programs the Village offers. The camp is run by volunteer coaches and parents from our community that share a vision and maintain focus on participant improvement.  All of our coaches are Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y certified. 

Age Groups:
2nd Grade (Fall 2017) to 8th Grade
Campers will be broken up into groups based on age and skill level.

Camp Dates:
Tuesdays through Thursdays
Week 1: Aug 1st - 3rd
Week 2: Aug 8th - 10th
Week 3: Aug 15th- 17th

Location: Veterans Park – Turf Field
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Cost:
$25.00 for 1 Week
$30.00 for 2 Weeks
$35.00 for 3 weeks

All checks should be made payable to Ridgefield Park Board of Recreation

Registration Dates and Locations:
Saturday, June 3rd (9:00 am – 11:00 am) Picnic Area Veterans Park
Pre-Register using this link.

For further info, contact the Board at boardofrec@ridgefieldpark.org or leave a message on voicemail at (201) 641-4950 ext. 610.

The flier is available here.


Basketball – The basketball program is open to Ridgefield Park students or those attending school in Ridgefield Park grades 2 - 8. The Second Grade Clinic is held on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.  Parents must stay with participant. (Students should be in second grade as of September 2019 to participate.) Grades 3 - 8 play games on the weekends and practice one night per week during the season. Early bird registration is held until August 15 and regular registration is held in September at the DARE Room on the third floor of the municipal building. Registration fee is $50.00 for early bird registration until August 15, $40.00 for each additional child.  Registration fee after August 15 is $55.00, $45.00 for each additional child.  The program is available for RP residents/students or those attending school in RP. No cash will be accepted at the Clerk's Office, only checks.  NO REFUNDS ON REGISTRATION FEES!  Registration dates for 2019 are September 27 & 28.  

There are no discounts for additional children on late registrations. All registrations submitted after Sept. 28 are $75.00 each. Early (and late) registrations should be sent to: Board of Recreation, 234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park. All registration forms must be submitted by 10/25 to guarantee a spot on a team. No registrations will be accepted at evaluations. Registration firmly closes on October 25 - ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. Checks should be made payable to: RP BOARD OF RECREATION. Evaluations are held in November. The season runs from December through March. This is a recreational and instructional league. The basketball program is always looking for those willing to give their time to help run the league smoothly. All it takes is one hour of practice per week and one game. Training sessions are run for coaches and/or referees. Assistance is provided to anyone willing to give his/her time to coach. You do not have to be a professional at the game to coach, only willing to donate your time for your own child. The Board of Recreation arranges to have a certification class for coaches.  You must also submit to a background check by an outside party in order to coach.


Competition Cheer Team – Registration takes place in June for children in grades 1-8.  Registration fee is $250.00 (plus uniform).  Checks should be made payable to RP Board of Recreation.  Tumbling/stunting classes are offered at registration.  2019 registration forms are available here.


Tumbling Class – Ridgefield Park Storm Tumbling Class.  Get ready for try outs!  1st Grade through 8th  5 week program, $10.00PP per class.  Thursdays, April 2 to May 10th.  7:30pm to 8:30pm.  Contact RPSTORMTU@gmail.com to register.


Rag-A-Muffin Parade – The Board of Recreation will be sponsoring its annual Rag-A-Muffin Parade on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  All participants should meet at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Hobart Street, no later than 10:30 a.m. sharp, with their registration form. As in the past, prizes will be awarded in all divisions and each child will receive a “goody bag”. The rain date will be Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with registration at 1:30 p.m. sharp. For further Info, leave a message on the voicemail at 201-641-4950 ext. 610. There will be divisions for single costumes, groups, floats, wagons and anything with wheels as well as a separate division for out-of-town participants. Stop by and have some fun with our DJ or complimentary popcorn and cotton candy carts!


Christmas Tree Lighting - The annual Christmas tree lighting is held on the first Sunday of December at 5:30 p.m. (December 2, 2018) in front of the Municipal Building. Village residents, both young and old, gather to sing carols with the help of our Village Scouts and school chorus, while waiting for that most exciting moment when Santa Claus lights the tree. Each year at the Tree Lighting all school aged children up to grade 6 are presented with a special ballot and one lucky child wins a bicycle sponsored by Vorhees-Ingwersen Funeral Home! Special guests also attend this event!  The flyer and ballot are available here.


Holiday Wish Tree - The Holiday Wish Tree will be located at the Oritani Savings Bank at 233 Main Street and should have the tags available beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving. The wish tree gives residents the opportunity to purchase a holiday gift for a less fortunate Village child. If you would like to participate, please stop by and select an ornament and return your gift to the bank by December 14, 2018. Your gift will then be delivered to a very appreciative child. Thanks again for your assistance! The flyer is available here.


Holiday Display Contest - Is held on the last Friday before Christmas (for 2018 it will be December 21) at which time out-of-town judges canvass the Village and award prizes to the best-decorated homes and businesses. Winners will be posted on the Village website after the contest. Registration is required to participate in this contest.  All those wishing to participate must register by December 20 to be included in the contest.  Forms should be dropped off to the Clerk's Office or mailed to:
Board of Recreation, 234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Judging begins at dusk.  Just a note for participants, photos are kept of past winners. Decorations must be changed significantly from the previous year in order to receive a prize the following year.  The registration form is available here.


Adult Trips/Activities - The Board of Recreation has added this new activity to its roster. If you have any suggestions for any trips, speakers or activities you would like to see sponsored by the Board of Recreation, please drop us a note at the Clerk's Office or leave a message on our voice mail at (201) 641-4950 ext. 610. Check the website periodically for discount tickets to area events. We occasionally run craft classes when there is enough interest shown.


Senior Citizens Christmas Party - Tickets for the senior citizens holiday party are available at the Clerk's Office in December. For further information, stop at the Civic Center.


Ridgefield Park Board of Recreation Coaches - For the protection of the Village youth, background checks are mandatory for any person coaching in a Board of Recreation sponsored activity.  Each coach must submit to a background check conducted by an outside party before they will be permitted to coach.  If you desire further information on the process for the mandatory background check, please contact the Board of Recreation at:  boardofrec@ridgefieldpark.org.  No person will be exempt from a background check.

There is also an insurance requirement that all Ridgefield Park Board of Recreation coaches, referees and officials involved in sports programs need to successfully complete a program on the new Sports Concussion policy protocol. This needs to be done before anyone participates in a sports program. If you plan on participating in a sport in the future, please be sure to complete this free on-line course at your convenience. You must forward your certificate of completion to the Ridgefield Park Board of Recreation before you will be permitted to participate in any sports program.

The link for this website with the new Sports Concussion policy protocol is NJMEL.org. New Jersey law is requiring that all organizations who use the Board of Education facilities comply with this program. The online training section has a link to a 40 minute free concussion training program and mini exam and at the conclusion the coach or parent will be able to print a certificate of completion. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Board of Recreation at voicemail at (201) 641-4950 ext. 610 or boardofrec@ridgefieldpark.org and someone will get back to you shortly.