Looking for fun things for your children to do in Glen Ridge, New Jersey? Here are some local options:
- Acoustic Open Mic Night: Glen Ridge resident Paul Byrne hosts Acoustic Open Mic Night at the Glen Ridge Senior Community Center, usually on the last Friday night of each month. Glen Ridge students of all ages are encouraged to perform and/or listen; (973) 748-2924; 228 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028. For additional information email jtcowan [at] glenridgenj.org.
- Friday Night Rec: A free, fun-filled, 90-minutes of gym games for kids in grades 3,4,5, and 6, supervised by staff. The program runs December through March; (973) 748-2924; Ridgewood Avenue School, 235 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028. For additional information email jtcowan [at] glenridgenj.org.
- Glen Ridge Athletic Association: The GRAA is a volunteer organization that sponsors, organizes, and promotes organized sports activities for the children of Glen Ridge. Sports include: baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, floor hockey, football, girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse, fall box lacrosse, soccer, girls softball, volleyball, and wrestling.
- Glen Ridge Country Club: Established in 1894, this private, family-friendly, country club is recognized as one of the oldest in New Jersey; (973) 744-7800; 555 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028.
- Glen Ridge Public Library: The library's children's department has an ongoing calendar of fun activities. Find details on storytime, homework help, and various other programming here. It also has programming just for teens.
- Special Events: Glen Ridge hosts various events throughout the year, including a Memorial Day parade, Municipal Tree lighting, pumpkin hunt, egg hunt, Fitzgerald's 1928 Lager Run 5K Race, and the Ashenfelter 8K Classic (A8K). it also has the Glen Ridge Men's Softball League, a competitive slo-pitch league, for men 30+ from late June through early August.
- Youth Drop In Center: From 3-5 pm on school days the Glen Ridge Senior/Community Center has adult staff to supervise school age children, free of charge; (973) 748-2924; 228 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028. For additional information email jtcowan [at] glenridgenj.org.