Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Programs

 

    The Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Department and its partners produce a wide variety of seasonal and year-round programs. In addition to the traditional programs, we also provide many special events throughout the calendar year.    We also provide many recreational and social opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  We provide self contained special needs programs and strive for all of our traditional offerings to provide full inclusion.  Our programs are advertised via our website, flyers in schools, Bloomfield Public Access Television WBMATV, The Independent Press, Bloomfield Life and the Bloomfield Pulse Facebook page.

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2018 SPRING RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS
Registration Opens on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
 
If you have trouble downloading the PDF, all programs are listed below.
 
 
Mondays
MARITAL ARTS - Bloomfield Middle School
This program is designed to enhance self-esteem, self-discipline, and safety awareness.
April 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 June 4, 11, 18
(No Class on 5/28)
5:30PM - 6:10PM         New Students Ages 5 -8
6:20PM - 7:00PM         Returning White Belts w/ Stripes Ages 5-8
                                    New Students Ages 9 & UP
                                    White Belts with Stripes Ages 9 & UP
7:10PM - 7:50PM         All Colored Belts
 
US SPORTS TENNIS - Clarks Pond South
April 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 June 4
(No class on 5/28)
 
Foundation: Players will learn the basic skills of stroke production, court movement and footwork skills in a low pressured, yet energetic environment. Most importantly, it’s all about having fun, combining progressive drills and games ensuring growth within the sport!

Development: This program caters to intermediate players looking to take their game to the next level. The players work towards refining their fundamental skills of stroke production, rally consistency and court awareness; all essential aspects to successful match play
 
4PM - 5PM - Ages 5 - 6          Foundation

5PM - 6PM - Ages 8 - 10        Foundation Tennis
5PM - 6PM - Ages 8 - 10        Development Tennis

6PM - 7PM - Ages 11 - 14      Foundation Tennis
6PM - 7PM - Ages 11 - 14      Development Tennis
 
**Participants must bring their own tennis racquet**

 
BALLET & TAP - Civic Center
This combination class is designed to introduce children to basic movements of Ballet and Tap Dancing.
Ages 6-12
April 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 June 4, 11
(No Class on 5/28)
4:00PM - 5:00PM
*$10.00 discount when you sign up for Hip Hop Dance
 
HIP HOP DANCE - Civic Center
The program is designed for children to learn the different dance styles performed to Hip Hop Music.
Ages 6-12
April 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 June 4, 11
(No Class on 5/28)
5:00PM – 6:00PM
*$10.00 discount when you sign up for Tap & Ballet
 
 
Tuesdays
INTRO TO IMPROVISATION - Civic Center
Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity. Learn how to use your observation, concentration, creativity, and quick thinking skills with Improvisation! 
Grades 1-8
April 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5:00PM –6:00PM       Grades 1-4
6:00PM -7:00PM        Grades 5-8
 
PILATES - Civic Center
This exercise class is designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body.
Adults 18 & UP
April 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 29 June 5, 12
(No Class on 5/22)
6:00PM - 7:00PM
 
ZUMBA - Civic Center
This exercise class is designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body through rhythmic movements.
Adults 18 & UP
April 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 29 June 5, 12
(No Class on 5/22)
7:15PM - 8:15PM
 
MAKERS CLUB: Construction & Woodworking - Civic Center
Ages 8-13
April 17, 24 May 1, 8
6:00PM - 7:00PM
 
 
Wednesdays
YOGA WEDNESDAYS - Civic Center
Designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity and improve fitness.
Adults 18 & UP
April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6:00PM - 7:00PM
 
MEDITATION FOR RELAXATION - Civic Center
Together we will practice various meditation techniques to calm the mind and release everyday tension. This is a non-physical class. Singing bowls, seated meditation, and guided visualization are some of the things we will explore. 
Adults 18 & UP
April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
7:00PM – 7:30PM
 
MINDS IN MOTION: CHEMICAL CREATIONS - Civic Center
Come experience a hands-on world of fun as you conduct a variety of scientific experiments! You will make and take home a wide assortment of doodads and formations that you created all on your own. Learn and discover many different scientific concepts in an entertaining and innovative approach. Generate your own growing cube or sphere! Make your very own artistic sharpie pen t-shirt. Learn how to make play dough from scratch, a crazy bouncy glob from glue, and some scary green slime! You will also get to witness some really cool scientific demonstrations from your instructor.
Grades 1-6
April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Class Min:  6
Class Mac: 15
 
 
Thursdays
CHEF IT UP: FUN FOODS - Civic Center
Each week in this fun-filled class we are using the best of the season we are in!  For the spring we will be creating foods fresh fruit or veggie salsa; layered dips; fun salads with dressings; banana cream pie; rainbow yogurt parfaits and much more!
Grades 1-5
April 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
4:30PM – 5:30PM
 
MAD SCIENCE: NASA ACADEMY- Civic Center
Fasten your seatbelts as we prepare to take a journey to the stars and beyond in this exciting program! We will explore the cosmos, from stars, to planets to asteroids and comets; you will truly be ready to blast off after every class! Over the course of this amazing and exciting program, they will create star boxes, cosmic chronometers, comets, and even a Rocket that they will take home with them! They will also take part in amazing rocket launch that will let their minds travel among the stars!
April 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  
4:30PM - 5:00PM       Space Frontiers           Pre K – K
 
 
Fridays
TUMBLE TOTS - Civic Center
This program teaches toddlers basic coordination and tumbling skills. It is a great way to help teach toddlers how to socialize with others!
Ages 18 -36 months
April 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18 June 1, 8, 15
(No class 5/25)
9:30AM - 10:15AM
10:30AM - 11:15AM
 
GYMBLE TOTS - Civic Center
This program teaches toddlers basic coordination and tumbling skills. It is a great way to help teach toddlers how to socialize with others!
Ages 3 & 4
April 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18 June 1, 8, 15
(No class 5/25)
11:30AM - 12:15PM
 
MAKERS CLUB: FLYING AIRPLANE MODEL MAKING - Civic Center
Ages 8-13
April 20, 27 May 4, 11, 25
(No Class 5/18)
6:00PM - 7:30PM

 

 
 
Saturdays
CHILDRENS ART - Civic Center
The program is designed to create an opportunity for children to unleash their creativity through experimenting with colors, textures, natural elements, re-purposed and recycled objects as they create fun and functional works of art.
Grades 1-6
April 14, 21, 28 May 5, 19 June 2, 9, 16
(No class 5/12 or 5/26)
10:00AM - 11:00AM
11:30AM - 12:30PM
 
YOGA SATURDAYS - Civic Center
Designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity and improve fitness.
Adults 18 & UP
April 14, 21, 28 May 5, 19, 26 June 2, 9
(No class 5/12)
9:30AM - 10:30AM
 
BATON - Bloomfield Middle School
This program is designed to teach the basics of Baton Twirling. As they advance, participants have the opportunity to try out for the competitive team.
March 17, 24 April 7, 21, 28 May 5, 12
(No class 3/31 or 4/14)
9:00AM - 9:45AM       Pre-K -& Up (Beginners)
9:50AM - 10:35AM     Comp. Team A & B
 
 
Sundays
PEE WEE BASEBALL - Clarks Pond South
Ages 3-4
April 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13
10:00AM - 11:00AM
 
ROOKIE LEAGUE SOFTBALL – Clarks Pond South
The Rookie League will be an instructional league. Sessions will include hitting, fielding, & throwing drills as well as games!
Grades 1 & 2
April 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13
11:30AM - 12:30PM
 
 
Other Programs available
SUNSET CLASSIC TRAINING
Get ready for the Sunset Classic, a 5 mile road race in Bloomfield with our training group! This two day program builds on one another where you will not only run 2-5 miles but will do speed and hill work! Runners of all abilities are welcome!
Adults 18 & Up
 
Tuesdays from 6:30PM - 7:30PM
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19
Meet at Brookdale Park
 
Saturdays from 8:30AM - 9:30PM
April 21, 28 May 12, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23
(No class on 5/5 or 5/19)
Meet at Civic Center
  
SUBURBAN TRAVELING TRACK & FIELD - Foley Field
This track program is designed to teach the fundamentals of track & field. Competitive meets will be held on various days of the week. Meet schedules will be distributed the first week of practice.
*Bloomfield Residents Only*
Grades 5 - 8
 
Practices are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Beginning April 10th
6:00PM-7:30PM  
 
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Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Department

84 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
http://www.bloomfieldrecreation.org

 

To register for programs, click: Community Pass

Phone: 973-743-9074
Fax: 973-743-0343
Weather Update: 973-743-7593
Dial-A-Ride & Shuttle: 973-566-7194
Bloomfield Senior Citizens Association: 973-743-3332

 

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