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Sports & Recreation calendar & More

The following information is being forwarded by the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey Sports & Recreation Division as a courtesy, in accordance with our continued efforts to share information that may be of interest or of benefit to individuals who are blind and vision impaired.

Sports & Recreational Photos & Videos

Do you want to see the members of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey doing sports and recreational activities? If so, please visit our Sports & Recreational Photos & Videos page. If you want a picture or video to be added to this page, please contact Linda Melendez at lindamelendez220@gmail.com for details.

Upcoming NFBNJ Sports & Rec Division Sponsored Events

Verona Park Day

The NFBNJ Sports & Recreation Division and the Northern Chapter, invites all to participate in our “Verona Park Day” on Tuesday, August 20th, from 11:30 am to 3 pm.

The park spans 54 acres, with a 13-acre lake. Paddle boats are available to rent at a cost of $15 for a half-hour and $20 for an hour. The boats hold up to four people. There is a beautiful path around the lake, with waterfalls, and plenty of benches. A playground is available for those who want to bring children. If you prefer to sit and enjoy the surroundings, there are benches near the lake across from a large fountain. Anyone who brings children is fully responsible for them during all activities.

Activities will include walking the park, having lunch on the deck overlooking the lake, and paddle boating if interested. Each participant is responsible for their own expenses; including transportation, food, and boat rentals. The paths are paved and very walkable, but comfortable shoes are recommended.

The Access Link drop off is at the Boathouse in Verona Park on Porcello Lane in Verona, NJ 07044. The two nearest cross streets are Bloomfield Avenue and Park Avenue. We will meet there between 11:30 and 12:00, and begin walking at 12:00 sharp. Please make your Access Link pick-up for 3:00. Participants who arrive after 12 pm will be required to meet up with the group independently and anyone leaving earlier than 3 pm will also be required to meet their vehicle independently. Registration is required and will close on Friday, August 9th. Visit www.nfbnj.org/verona-park-day for more information.

New Jersey NFB Book Club Registration Form

Want to learn more about the National Federation of the Blind? Well you can by participating in the New Jersey NFB Book Club, sponsored by the Sports and Recreation Division. Jane Degenshein, our book moderator will host quarterly conference calls to discuss books from our recommended NFB reading list. Our goal is to learn about the Federation and our members through reading, discussions and sharing. All Are Welcome!

So that we have a general idea of who to expect, please complete the Book Club Registration Form. The meeting will take place on May 15th at 6:45pm. To access the call, please dial 515 604 9570 and then use the access code of 612068 followed by the pound sign. Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes prior for roll call and follow our conference call etiquette listed in the registration form’s confirmation email.

This quarters book is:

Title: “Thunder dog: the true story of a blind man, his guide dog, and the triumph of trust at Ground Zero”
Author: Michael Hingson and Susy Flory
NLS Book Number: DB73300
Reading time: 7 hours, 19 minutes

Book Description:
Michael Hingson, an executive who worked in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, recounts his escape after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Hingson, blind since birth, describes what he and his guide dog Roselle experienced as she led him down seventy-eight flights of stairs to safety.

NJ Theater Alliance

The websites and contact information for all NJ professional theaters associated with the NJ Theater Alliance can be found at https://www.njtheatrealliance.org. You can call to see if there are any audio described shows currently being offered.

Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s Golf Schedule

To learn what courses the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association plays at during its season and when the outings are taking place, please visit www.mabga.org/golf-schedule.html.

Calendar of Events

Our calendar allows for easy access and one central location to find everything Sports and Recreation related such as upcoming meetings, events, and activities. If you wish an event to be added to the calendar, please contact Linda Melendez at 732-421-7063 or lindamelendez220@gmail.com to learn what details is required for posting to the calendar.

August 21, 2019
  • Sports and Recreation Division Monthly Conference Call
    August 21, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    NFB New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Call: 605 468 8005
    Access Code: 460994 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conference call etiquette. All are invited to participate.

September 16, 2019
  • Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament
    September 16, 2019  10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 2170 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

    Come support the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association during its annual fundraising tournament. To learn more about the event, please visit www.mabga.org/annual-tournament.htm.

September 18, 2019
  • 4th Quarter New Jersey NFB Book Club meeting
    September 18, 2019  6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
    NFBNJ Technology Conference Call Line

    Dial: 515-604-9570
    Access Code: 612068 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conference call etiquette.

     

    If you are planning to participate, please complete the registration form at www.nfbnj.org/book-club-registration so we have an idea ofwho to expect on the call.

     

    If you need assistance with registering, please contact Book Club Moderator Janie Degenshein at jdegen16@comcast.net or 973-736-5785, or NFBNJ Webmaster Brian Mackey at webmaster@nfbnj.org or 609-680-8488.

  • Sports and Recreation Division Monthly Conference Call
    September 18, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    NFB New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Call: 605 468 8005
    Access Code: 460994 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conference call etiquette. All are invited to participate.

September 25, 2019
  • 3rd Annual Blind Awareness Month Step Challenge; Sponsored by the NFBNJ Sports and Recreation Division (Preparation Meeting)
    September 25, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    NFB New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Call: 605 468 8005
    Access Code: 460994 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conference call etiquette. All are invited to participate.

October 16, 2019
  • Sports and Recreation Division Monthly Conference Call
    October 16, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    NFB New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Call: 605 468 8005
    Access Code: 460994 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conferencecall etiquette. All are invited to participate.

Archived New Jersey NFB Book Club Meetings

To listen to the archived meetings, please dial 515-604-9651, and entering the access code 612068 pound followed by the call reference code. You can also listen to the recordings on your computer or smart phone with the link listed with each archived meeting.

2019

  • May 15, 2019 – “Out of Sight: Blind & Doing All Right”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 13
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • March 20, 2019 – “Outside Myself”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 11
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • January 16, 2019 – “The Power of Love: how Kenneth Jernigan changed the world for the blind”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 9 pound
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com

2018

  • October 10, 2018 – “Blind Ambition
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 8 pound
    Audio archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • June 25, 2018 – “The Blind Doctor”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 6 pound
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com

Blind Alive Workout Podcasts

You can view additional videos on the Eyes-Free Fitness YouTube channel.

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