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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.

Spring Personal Challenge, Sponsored by the NFBNJ Sports & Recreation Division (All Are Welcome!)

Is there something new you’ve always wanted to try but just never made the time for it? Would you like to resume something that you haven’t done for some time? Then sign up for our Spring Personal Challenge; Sponsored by the NFBNJ Sports & Recreation Division which will run from April 17th through May 31, 2019. Your challenge does not have to be sports related. A suggested NFB Recommended Reading List will be sent to registered participants. To register now, please visit

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the registration form, please contact Linda Melendez, President of NFBNJ Sports and Recreation Division, at 732-421-7063 or; Annemarie Cooke, Vice President of NFBNJ Sports and Recreation Division, at 609- 859-4084 or; Tony Santiago, Board Member and Chair of the Activities and Events Committee, at 732-947-2429 or; or Brian Mackey, NFBNJ Webmaster, at 610-750-6765 or

Sports & Recreation Event Registration Form

The NFBNJ Sports and Recreation Division are in the process of coordinating a Menlo Park Mall Day for Saturday, June 29th for Central Jersey Chapter members that would like to enjoy a day together. Please stay tuned for additional information and registration instructions.

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: “Out of sight: blind and doing all right”
Author: Art Schreiber and Hal Simmons
NLS Book Number: DBC03328
Reading time: 2 hours, 0 minutes

Book Description:
A high level radio news broadcast exec at the top of his career, Art awoke at a resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico, unable to see. Art’s refusal to give up and his struggle to live life to the fullest is inspiring. His story is compelling in demonstrating courage, compassion, and resilience in the face of tragedy.

NJ Theater Alliance

The websites and contact information for all NJ professional theaters associated with the NJ Theater Alliance can be found at 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 to learn what details is required for posting to the calendar.

May 5, 2019
  • Bridge Players presents A Review of the 30’s & 40’s Music
    May 5, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E Broad St, Burlington, NJ 08016, USA

    Access Link accessible
    Cross Street: High Street

    Cost: $20; must reserve in advance - no charge in advance of show.

    Audio description headphones available

    Call Pat for reservations at 609-526-5875

May 15, 2019
  • New Jersey NFB Book Club Conference Call
    May 15, 2019  6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

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

    If you are planning to participate, please complete the registration form at so that we have an idea of who to expect on the call. We are honored to have the author, Art Schreiber, attending the call to answer any questions about the book.

  • Sports and Recreation Division NFBNJ Conference Call
    May 15, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Sports & Recreation Division Conference Call
    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 conference call etiquette

May 18, 2019
  • Dance Party for the Vision Impaired, Sponsored by the Nutley Lions Club
    May 18, 2019  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Nutley Parks and Recreation Building, 44 Park Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110, USA

    RSVP by May 9, 2019; call Carmen Addeo at 201-438-5844. Please leave your name, phone number, and how many people will be attending. Bring a friend / driver, everyone must be picked up no later than 3:00 PM.

June 1, 2019
  • Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey Presents Beyond Sight - A picnic to celebrate our past, present and future
    June 1, 2019  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    155 Morris Ave, Denville, NJ 07834, USA

    RSVP by May 13 at or call Karen at 973-627-0055, Ext. 1340. Bring a friend or family member!

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.


  • March 20, 2019 – “Outside Myself”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 11
    Audio Archive:
  • 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:


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

Blind Alive Workout Podcasts

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

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