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Events

Join us in the Passaic County Park System all year long for programs offered by our Parks & Recreation Department and Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs. From fitness classes to dog training to historic lectures, there's something for everyone!

For more information and to register for these events, visit PassaicCountyRec.org




Yoga and Meditation Yoga and Meditation
Saturdays and Sundays July 11 through August 30
Yoga: 9:30 AM and Meditation: 10:30 AM
Garret Mountain Reservation (Saturdays)
Goffle Brook Park (Sundays)
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Gina is a yoga instructor and holistic health consultant who will be offering yoga AND meditation classes this summer in Garret Mountain Reservation and Goffle Brook Park.

Best of all? Her classes are completely FREE for Passaic County community members.

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.


Beginner's Yoga with PowerFlow Yoga in the Park with PowerFlow Yoga of Clifton
Sundays, July 12 through August 30
10 AM - 11 AM
Weasel Brook Park
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again! Come and discover yoga at your own pace in a fun, relaxed and positive atmosphere. Enjoy all the benefits of yoga while learning proper breathing techniques, alignment and safety. Designed for beginners, this program will teach foundational yoga postures with each class building on the previous. Come join the team from Powerflow Yoga in Clifton, NJ as they help you develop an understanding of yoga while paving the way to enhanced health and vitality. Please bring your own yoga mats.

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.


Cardio Classes Cardio Fitness Classes
Thursdays and Saturdays
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Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Join Jose Ramos from Prime Performance Inc. as he leads you around three of our county parks to help you reach your fitness goals. 

  • Goffle Brook Park: Thursdays at 9 AM starting July 16
  • Weasel Brook Park: Thursdays at 6:30 PM starting July 16
  • Garret Mountain Reservation: Saturdays at 9 AM starting July 18
Free for all Passaic County residents!

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
 
Critter Care_COVID Critter Care
Tuesday, July 21
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Camp Hope
Admission: Free

Registration: Required

Critter Care is an educational program that teaches children the importance of proper animal care as well as the responsibility of owning a pet. Each week, the Farm Chicks will provide a hands-on learning lesson about a different featured animal. They will teach proper care and maintenance for each animal and provide fun crafts and activities regarding that animal. (Ages 6-9)

Our July class is all about rabbits!

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
 
Free Family Yoga Family Yoga
Thursdays, August 6 through 20

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Weasel Brook Park
Admission: Free

Registration: Required

Join certified yoga instructor, LaShawn, for our Family Yoga Mini-Series! This series is designed for parent/child interaction and all experience levels are welcome. Here you and your child will stretch, play and have fun! Please bring your own mats and mask.

Note: Parent/ guardian participation is required.

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.


Tumble Time With Travelin' Tumblers Tumble Time with Travelin' Tumblers
Thursday, August 6
Ages 2-5 Years: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Ages 6-10 Years: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Weasel Brook Park
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Are you looking for something fun and challenging that will also help your kid burn some of that never-ending energy?  If so, join Travelin' Tumblers, as they bring their traditional Tumbling class and their StrongKidz program to Passaic County.

The Tumbling class is designed for kids ages 2-5yrs. In this class they will practice turning, hanging, swinging, jumping, catching, balancing, climbing, stepping and rolling!

The StrongKidz program is designed for kids ages 6-10yrs. This program is inspired by the Strongmen Competition, American Ninja Warrior Junior and Parkour. If your child likes climbing and testing their athletic abilities, this class is for them!

Note: This class is not a drop-off program. Parent/guardians must stay present, but will not be actively participating. 


Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.


Free Basketball Clinic Youth Basketball Skills Clinic
Saturday, August 8

Session 1: 9 AM - 11 AM and Session 2: 11 AM - 1 PM
Weasel Brook Park
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Come strengthen your basketball knowledge and skills while having fun! We will be working on dribbling, defense, and shooting skills. All children registered will receive a t-shirt. Choose from two sessions. 

Please bring your own basketball if possible for proper social distancing. Please also bring your own mask for safety.


Check-in for each session will be 15 minutes before session begins.

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times. 


Free Youth Yoga  Youth Yoga
Saturdays, August 8 through 22

10 AM - 10:45 AM
Weasel Brook Park
Admission: Free

Registration: Required

Join certified yoga instructor, LaShawn, for our Youth Yoga Mini-Series! This mini-series is designed for kids ages 4-7. Each class will be themed around a book and the kids will have a chance to have fun while learning some yoga basics. Please bring your own yoga mats and masks. 

Note: this is not a drop-off program. Parents/ guardians must stay present, but will not be actively participating.


Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times. 


Drive-in Movie, August 14 Drive-In Movie Night
Friday, August 14

8:30 PM
Preakness Valley Golf Course
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

The Passaic County Parks & Recreation office is proud to bring you a fresh take on an old classic: Drive-In Movies!

Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, drinks, pillows and blankets and stay in their cars.

Register your car to reserve your spot at one of our Drive-In Movie Nights! There is a limit of 75 cars so please register today!


FREE HIIT Classes Free HIIT Class
Wednesday, August 19
6 PM
Camp Hope
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Join the trainers from West Milford Strength & Conditioning as they lead you through a High-Intensity Interval Training course perfect for beginners and experts alike.
(Ages 15+)

What to Bring:
  • A mat
  • Kettlebell or dumbbells (up to you!)


Tumble Time With Travelin' Tumblers Tumble Time with Travelin' Tumblers
Thursday, August 20
Ages 2-5 Years: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Ages 6-10 Years: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Goffle Brook Park
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Are you looking for something fun and challenging that will also help your kid burn some of that never-ending energy?  If so, join Travelin' Tumblers, as they bring their traditional Tumbling class and their StrongKidz program to Passaic County.

The Tumbling class is designed for kids ages 2-5yrs. In this class they will practice turning, hanging, swinging, jumping, catching, balancing, climbing, stepping and rolling!

The StrongKidz program is designed for kids ages 6-10yrs. This program is inspired by the Strongmen Competition, American Ninja Warrior Junior and Parkour. If your child likes climbing and testing their athletic abilities, this class is for them!

Note: This class is not a drop-off program. Parent/guardians must stay present, but will not be actively participating. 


Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.


Painting Class Free Painting Class
Saturday, August 22
10 AM
Passaic County Arts Center
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Join Hawthorne-based artist, Dorothy Mae Morton, for a fun Saturday morning painting class hosted at the Passaic County Arts Center in Goffle Brook Park.
(Ages 16+)

Class capacity of 20. 

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.



Magical Melodies_August 25 Magical Melodies with Mr. Chris
Tuesday. August 25
3 PM
Camp Hope
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

Mr. Chris of Magical Melodies comes to Camp Hope with his high energy music program. Your kids will be up and dancing with lots of songs, marching, and laughter! 

Although ideal for kids ages 2 to 5, all ages are welcome to attend this free program!

Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.


GlowArt, September Glow Art for Kids
Saturdays, September 5 through 26
10 AM
Camp Hope
Admission: Free
Registration: Required

GlowHouse Kids are bringing their fun and unique glow-in-the-dark art program to Passaic County’s parks.

This is so much more than a traditional art class – Elisa will be helping develop your child’s confidence and creativity through art. Their inventive program nurtures empowerment in creative play across all domains: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.

(Ages 5 & Up)


Zumba_September Free Zumba Classes
Saturdays, September 5 through 26
10 AM
Weasel Brook Park
Admission: Free
Registration: Required 

Join Katterine in Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, NJ every Saturday morning at 10 AM in September for FREE Zumba classes!

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be 'FUN AND EASY TO DO' in order for Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. It is a 'feel happy' workout.
(Ages 13+, Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
 



For more information and to register for these events, visit PassaicCountyRec.org