Programs & Events

Family Events, Children's Programs, Children's Sports, Private Organizational Sports, Annual Children's Events, Summer Camps & Adult Activities/Classes
*See attachments at bottom of page for details on currently scheduled programs and events.*

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.
  • Newcomer’s Night:  Annual evening for an informational program to acquaint our new neighbors with what North Caldwell has to offer. Information on the district schools, recycling, recreation, Police Department, Fire Department, Historical Society, Senior Citizens and a host of other important and interesting information new residents often need. 
  • 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 the Municipal Alliance page 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. 

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. 

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

  • 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 by email.
  • Camp Wyanokie:  A natural wilderness environment gifted to the residents of North Caldwell.  Please visit their website for more informatio:  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 snacks, beverages, candy, DJ music, costume contests and candy guessing contests. The West Essex High Key Club members volunteer their time as part of their community service to ensure a great night is had by all! 
  • 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 the tennis courts, rain or shine. 
  • Baseball and Softball Opening Day Festivities:  A wonderful day filled with activities, DJ entertainment, food, and a parade with team banners and opening ceremonies.  The parade is followed by games scheduled all day.  All food and entertainment are complimentary!.
  • Baseball and Softball End-of-Season Pool Party:  This event is a post season pool party celebration for boys and girls that partcipated in the Recreation Baseball/Softball programs.
  • Soccer Fest:  An eventful day that is held at Liberty Park 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.