Sports & Recreation calendar & More

Disclaimer

The following information is being forwarded by the Sports & Recreation Division of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey 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 and should not be construed as an official endorsement.

New Jersey NFB Reading Book Club Registration Form

In June 2018, we created the New Jersey NFB Reading Book Club. Since the first meeting, we decided to make the book club meet on a quarterly basis. So that we have a general idea of who to expect, please complete the Book Club Registration Form. This quarters book is “The Power of Love”. For those subscribe to get books from the National Library Service for the Blind, the book number is DBC86625. The meeting will take place on January 16th at 8pm. 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 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call and follow our conference call etiquette listed in the registration form’s confirmation email.

Sports & Rec Division’s 2nd annual Step Challenge

We are proud to announce the Sports & Rec Division will be holding its 2nd annual Step Challenge during the month of October. Let’s see if you can walk at least 7,500 a day over a 30 day period. To register for the Step Challenge, please complete the Step Challenge Registration Form. If you have questions, please contact Linda Melendez at 732-421-7063 732-20421-7063 or lindamelendez220@gmail.com.

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.

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.

October 17, 2018
  • Sports and Recreation Division Host Division Conference Call
    October 17, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Talk about Host Division Responsibilities

    Dial: 605 468-8005
    Access Code: 460994 pound sign

    Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call

    Division Members Only

  • Sports & Recreation Division NFBNJ 11th Conference Call Meeting
    October 17, 2018  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Dial: 605 468-8005

    Access Code: 460994 pound sign

    Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call

    All Are Welcome

October 20, 2018
  • 42nd State Convention Pre-Registration Ends Today!
    October 20, 2018  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Pr-register today by 11:59 pm to save $15.00

October 24, 2018
  • Museum of Natural History in Manhattan Science Sense Tours
    October 24, 2018  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    What’s For Dinner?
    How do predators find their prey? Some predators steal another animals’ food and some hunt in packs. Learn about the various ways predators are able to secure meals in various environments - from land to sea.

    Science Sense tours are available to individuals or to groups. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Programs may be subject to change. Tours are free for Members or with Museum admission. For additional information or to register for a Science Sense tour, please call 212-769-5567 or email ldrake@amnh.org.

  • North Jersey Bowling League
    October 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brunswick Zone Belleville Lanes, 679 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA

    Access Link Accessible
    Cross Street: Grey Lock Parkway
     Cost:  $10 per night - 3games

    For additional information contactBowling Administrator Dawn Ferrara​ (862) 763-0007


     

October 25, 2018
  • Dateline Today: 42nd State Convention Sat, Nov 3 Gerneral Session Childcare
    October 25, 2018  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Deadline to sign up for free childcare for Saturday, Nov 3rd General Session is today.

    Call Joseph Ruffalo at 973 743 0075

October 31, 2018
  • Conclusion of 2nd Annual Step Challenge, sponsored by the Sports & Recreation Division
    October 31, 2018  9:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Please fill out your completion survey.

November 1, 2018
  • 42nd State Convention
    November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018  

    42nd State Convention, Live the Life You Want; Blind With Vision will be held from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830 telephone number (732) 634-3600

    https://www.nfbnj.org/state-convention/

November 2, 2018
  • 42nd State Convention
    November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018  

    42nd State Convention, Live the Life You Want; Blind With Vision will be held from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830 telephone number (732) 634-3600

    https://www.nfbnj.org/state-convention/

November 3, 2018
  • 42nd State Convention
    November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018  

    42nd State Convention, Live the Life You Want; Blind With Vision will be held from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830 telephone number (732) 634-3600

    https://www.nfbnj.org/state-convention/

November 4, 2018
  • 42nd State Convention
    November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018  

    42nd State Convention, Live the Life You Want; Blind With Vision will be held from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830 telephone number (732) 634-3600

    https://www.nfbnj.org/state-convention/

  • Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Audio Described Performance - Charley's Aunt
    November 4, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940, USA

    The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey(formerly called "New Jersey Shakespeare Festival") is one of 25professional theatres in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres inthe nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey'sonly professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and otherclassic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, thecompany strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of theclassics for contemporary audiences.

     

    As a performing artsinstitution, we are dedicated to the belief that arts should be accessible forall, and are working to ensure our theatre is fully accessible, posing nobarriers. To strive toward this goal, we are now holding Audio Describedperformances with Sensory Seminars. The sensory seminar is at 6 PM and the showstarts at 7:30 pm.

     

    We do have group rates forgroups of 10 or more, and we would love for you to join us!

     

    For further information,please contact:

     

    The F.M. Kirby ShakespeareTheatre

    36 Madison Avenue

    Madison, NJ 07940

    Box Office: 973-408-5600

    Email: BoxOffice@ShakespeareNJ.org


November 8, 2018
  • Museum Museum of Natural History in Manhattan Science Sense Tours
    November 8, 2018  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Animal Parents and their Babies
    Explore various museum dioramas, from the fourth floor dinosaur halls to the lower level of the Milstein Hall of Ocean life, and learn what they can tell us about the unique relationships between parents and their offspring.

    Science Sense tours are available to individuals or to groups. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Programs may be subject to change. Tours are free for Members or with Museum admission. For additional information or to register for a Science Sense tour, please call 212-769-5567 or email ldrake@amnh.org.

November 10, 2018
  • 2nd Annual Cornhole DOMination & Chili Contest
    November 10, 2018  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    American Legion 314 Belgrove Drive, Kearny New Jersey
    Admission to Donate is $10 per person - FREE for SSPs working w/DeafBlind players

    (each DeafBlind player must register their own SSP)

    For questions email dbcannj@gmail.com

December 1, 2018
  • Museum Museum of Natural History in Manhattan Science Sense Tours
    December 1, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth and Climate Change
    Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

    How do we know what we know about earth and climate change? Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes and what rocks can tell us about our environment and explore the new climate change exhibition.

    Science Sense tours are available to individuals or to groups. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Programs may be subject to change. Tours are free for Members or with Museum admission. For additional information or to register for a Science Sense tour, please call 212-769-5567 or email ldrake@amnh.org.

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.

  • October 10, 2018 “The Power of Love”
    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

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 42nd State Convention

November 1through 4, 2018
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin, New Jersey 08830
Access Link accessible
Cross street: Gill Lane

For those arriving via Access Link, please reserve your trip with the hotel located in Woodbridge. Access Link won’t be able to find the hotel if you use Iselin.

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you wish the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation to NFBNJ via PayPal, please visit our PayPal Donations page.