Programs & Events
Family Events, Children's Programs, Children's Sports, Private Organizational Sports, Annual Children's Events, Summer Camps & Adult Activities/Classes
- Women's Softball: (Fall) Sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department. The women's softball league is a non-competitive, slow pitch league for all women 18 years of age or older and have completed high school. All games are played "under the lights" at 7:30PM. Players are responsible for bringing their own gloves and bats.
ANNUAL FAMILY EVENTS
- Town Picnic: Scheduled for the first Saturday after Labor Day from 1:00- 6:00 pm at the town pool. You need not be a pool member to enjoy the food, refreshments, live music, children’s games and neighborly fellowship.
- Menorah Lighting & Joy, Peace, Goodwill: The first evening of Channukah observance begins with the lighting of the Menorah. On the first Sunday in December (4:30pm-6pm) at Borough Hall, is the official lighting of the tree by the Town Council. Santa Clause will be making an appearance at this celebration by being brought in by the North Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department. Candy canes will be distributed. Hot chocolate and hot cider is provided by the North Caldwell Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts. The night will also include live DJ music, holiday joy, cookies and our annual toy drive co-hosted by the Recreation Department and Morristown Medical Center's Goreyb's Children's Hospital.
- Newcomer’s Night: Annual evening for an informational program sponsored by Recreation, the Historical Society, Mayor and Council to acquaint our new neighbors with what North Caldwell has to offer. A packet is distributed with information on the schools, recycling, Recreation, Police Department, Fire Department, Historical Society, Senior Citizens and a host of other important and interesting information new residents often need. 2018 TBD.
- Memorial Day Parade: Held every year in conjunction with the surrounding towns of Roseland, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Fairfield and Essex Fells. The parade commences at 9:30 am on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. Mayor and councils from each of the communities as well as a Grand Marshall, scouting troops, bands, West Essex First Aid Squad, Police and Fire Departments are in attendance.
- Movies at the North Caldwell Community Pool: Sponsored by Municipal Alliance and Recreation these events are great family nights with a movie showing while you late night swim.. Check back in Summer 2019 for dates. The night is opened to all residents’ regardless if they are a member of the community pool. The snack bar is opened as well. Give aways for the children with prevention messages concerning alcohol and substance abuse is part of the evening’s festivities. Pool closes at 9:30pm.
- Pancake Breakfast: An annual June event sponsored by The North Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department always happens the First Sunday of June. Tickets may be purchased from any volunteer fireman. It will be posted in The Progress and a sign will hang over Gould Avenue when the date becomes available.
RECREATION CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
- Kiddie T-Ball: (Spring) for children ages 3-5 sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department and instructed by the U.S. Sports Institute. The is a SIX-WEEK CLINIC instructed by the U.S. Sports Institute designed for beginner athletes. The program allows the student to learn the basic skills of t-ball as well as compete in a fun and non competitive environment. This program focuses on the fundamentals of the game including hitting, throwing, catching and running the bases.
- Dr. STEM for Young Engineers: (Fall, Winter and Spring) Dr. STEM for young engineers is run by a former elementary STEM teacher, Larry “Doc” Siegel and introduces the engineering design process to young children. Boys and girls will build towers, bridges, egg catchers and so much more! Dr. STEM will assist them in collaborating, brainstorming solutions, designing, constructing and testing 3D solutions.
- Explore Science: (Fall, Spring, Summer) sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department. Join and explore science through earthworm dissections, gravity and impacts, propulsion physics and more with certified instructors in many fields. "Astronomy", "All About the Senses", "Chemistry", "Young Inventors", "Superheroes in Science", "Chemical Creations" and "Make It Move" are just a few of the many classes Explore Science has to offer!
- Youth Tennis Lessons: (Fall, Spring, Summer) sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department. For ages 5-12 including beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate programs. All of these tennis lessons are held at the North Caldwell Tennis Courts on Gould Avenue.
- Quickstart Tennis: (Winter) sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department and instructed by the U.S. Sports Institute. Following the USTA Quickstart tennis format; participants will learn basic tennis skills using low nets, oversized tennis balls and rackets. Games emphasize hand/eye coordination, balance, agility and movement. This indoor program is sure to bring a new found love for tennis to any child.
- Lacrosse Clinic (K-3rd grade): (Spring) sponsored by the Recreation Department and instructed by the U.S. Sports Institute. This lacrosse clinic is the perfect introduction to the nation's fastest growing sport. Emphasis will be on skills developed including stick familiarity, scooping, catching, shooting and more! Each session is taught by the U.S. Sports Institute through structured activities, fun games and scrimmages designed to ensure learning and fun.
- Women's Softball: (Summer) Sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department. The women's softball league is a non-competitive, slow pitch league for all women 18 years of age or older and have completed high school. All games are played "under the lights" at 7:30PM. Players are responsible for bringing their own gloves and bats.
- Scouting: Cub scouts registration is for boys in Grades 1st through 5th and Boy Scouts is for boys ages eleven through eighteen. Brownies and Girl Scouts are for girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Please contact Wendy Montano for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Camp Wyanokie: A natural wilderness environment gifted to the residents of North Caldwell. Please visit their website for more information. www.campwyanokie.com
ANNUAL CHILDREN'S EVENTS
- Annual Halloween Party: An annual event for fifth and sixth graders sponsored by The North Caldwell Recreation Department to celebrate Halloween. The evening’s activities include pizza, snacks, beverages, candy, DJ music, costume contests and candy guessing contests. West Essex High School Builder’s Club and National Honor Society volunteer their time as part of their community service to ensure a great night is had by all! 2018 date is TBD.
- Spring Spectacular: Annual spring celebration with candy and egg hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny! Event is for children ages 3 years old to 3rd graders. The event will be held at Liberty Field, rain or shine. During the event there will be crafts, snacks and face painting!
- Baseball Opening Day Festivities: Sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department. A wonderful day filled with activities, DJ entertainment, food, and a parade with team banners and opening ceremonies on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The parade starts at 9:00 a.m. at Gould School followed by Recreation games scheduled all day. All food and entertainment are complimentary!
- Baseball Pool Party: This event is a post season pool party celebration for boys and girls that partcipated in the Spring Recreation Baseball/Softball programs! Check back in May for date of the party.
- Soccer Fest: Sponsored by the North Caldwell Recreation Department. An eventful day that is held at Liberty Field includes a parade, ceremonies along with inflatable games, face painting, food and drinks. Recreation games will be scheduled all day. It is a fun day for the whole family and it’s all-free! Check back in August for date.
*information updated 2/6/2020*
*Classes & Information subject to change
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