Arts and Culture in Glen Ridge, NJ

  • Glen Ridge Art Patrons Association: GRAPA is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to furthering fine, visual, and media arts in the Glen Ridge schools and community. It presents the Glen Ridge Arts festival each year in May; email via form.
  • Glen Ridge Historical Society: Founded in 1977, this voluntary membership organization seeks to protect the unique character and rich architectural history of Glen Ridge. Its yearly events include a walking tour in Glen Ridge each October; programs each winter and spring on subjects such as local history, garden design, and antiques; and a holiday party each December at a historic Glen Ridge home. The Society also maintains a collection of historical artifacts and photos in its Museum Room, which serves as an important resource for homeowners seeking to restore their homes with historical accuracy. The Museum Room tends to be open the second Saturday of the month from 9am-12 pm at the Terry S Webster Museum on 222 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028. For more information about the Museum Room, email historian [at] glenridgehistory.org. For other inquiries email glenridgehs [at] gmail.com.
  • Museum Pass Program: The Museum Pass Program allows Glen Ridge Library Card Holders free admission to nearby museums when they borrow a membership pass. To view the rules and the participating museums, click here.  For additional information contact the Glen Ridge Public Library at (973) 748-5482; 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028.
  • The Women's Club of Glen Ridge: The Women's Club is the scene of many social gatherings, educational programs, cultural events and meetings. This non-profit organization is open to all women of the community over the age of 18. Men are encouraged to support the Club as Associate Members. Glen Ridge girls from 9th to 12th grades enjoy membership in the Girls' Club; (973) 748-5459; 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028.
  • Sharing the Arts: This non-profit performing arts program is for individuals with mild to moderate developmental delays, including chromosomal abnormalities, Asperger's, genetic anomalies, and other developmental delays. Its mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs though the performing arts; (201) 689-2397; info [at] sharinghearts.com.
  • Gas Lamp Inc.: is a non-profit independent arts organization that offers classes and holds performances; email via form.