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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

2019 NFBNJ Sports & Recreation Division Event

Professional museum educator and licensed tour guide Trish Maunder of Philly Touch Tours will take us on an accessible, hands-on trip back in time to ancient Rome. We’ll learn about daily life and history through the artifacts and other antiquities she’ll bring us as part of our tour. The activity will last about 90 minutes and will be interactive and accessible.

The details:

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Joseph Kohn Training Center
130 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08873
Price: $20 per person. Pay conveniently via PayPal or by check mailed to the treasurer of the Sports & Recreation Division, Geri McGinty.

Please schedule your Access Link pick up window to start at 2:45- 3 pm. For more information on this event, please visit www.nfbnj.org/sports-and-recreation-event.

3rd Annual Blindness Awareness Month Step Challenge

Up for a Challenge?

October is traditionally “Meet the Blind Month”. For the 3rd year, the NFBNJ Sports and Recreation Division is offering a unique way for all in our affiliate (family and friends, too!) to get out and about and demonstrate to the public that we live the lives we want. And a secondary benefit will be personal wellness and increased fitness.

You are invited to participate in this year’s 3rd Annual Blindness Awareness Month Step Challenge sponsored by the NFBNJ Sports & Recreation Division which will run from October 1 through October 31; a perfect time to get outdoors and get moving. The days usually are cooler, and you can feel more energetic as you keep track of your daily steps.

Again, we are using the honor system – you keep track of your own daily steps recorded on a fitness app or other device. You can walk indoors (like at a shopping center) or outdoors. Use your white cane or guide dog and let the people around you see a blind person on the move! We’re asking each participant to commit to completing at least 7,500 steps a day during the month of October.

Interested? It’s easy to participate – all you need to do is complete the online registration form at www.nfbnj.org/step-challenge-registration. If registration is submitted correctly you will receive a confirmation email. If no confirmation email is received, something went wrong so please try again. If you have questions or problems registering please contact NFBNJ Webmaster Brian Mackey at 610-750-6765 or bmackey88@gmail.com. If you have questions about the challenge please contact Annemarie Cooke, NFBNJ Sports & Recreation Division Vice President, at 609-859-4084 or aec732@gmail.com, or Tony Santiago, Board Member and Chair of the Activities and Events Committee, at ts.128@icloud.com.

New Jersey NFB Book Club Registration Form

Are you interested in reading books that explain and promote the National Federation of the Blind philosophy of raising expectations and living the lives we want? This year, the Sports and Recreation book discussion group read and talked about four such books by conference call.

In 2020, we’re looking forward to another year of book club meetings and all are invited to join us. Please check back in early December for details and registration. In the meantime, you can listen to our previously recorded book clubs; see details and links below.

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

  • September 18, 2019 – “Thunder Dog: a true story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust at ground zero”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 15
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • 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

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.

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.

November 7, 2019
  • 43rd National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey Live the Life You Want; We Got This! State Convention
    November 7, 2019  1:00 pm - November 10, 2019  12:00 pm
    Delta Hotel by Marriott, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830, USA

    phone number: 732 634 3600
    Access Link accessible; cross street is Gill Lane



    For additional information, please visit www.nfbnj.org/state-convention.

November 8, 2019
  • 43rd National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey Live the Life You Want; We Got This! State Convention
    November 7, 2019  1:00 pm - November 10, 2019  12:00 pm
    Delta Hotel by Marriott, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830, USA

    phone number: 732 634 3600
    Access Link accessible; cross street is Gill Lane



    For additional information, please visit www.nfbnj.org/state-convention.

November 9, 2019
  • 43rd National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey Live the Life You Want; We Got This! State Convention
    November 7, 2019  1:00 pm - November 10, 2019  12:00 pm
    Delta Hotel by Marriott, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830, USA

    phone number: 732 634 3600
    Access Link accessible; cross street is Gill Lane



    For additional information, please visit www.nfbnj.org/state-convention.

December 18, 2019
  • 2nd Annual Winter Challenge Introductory Conference Call, Sponsored by the NFBNJ Sports and Recreation Division
    December 18, 2019  7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
    NFB New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Call: 605 468 8005
    Access Code: 460994 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conference call etiquette. All Are Invited to learn about our 2020 Winter Challenge.

  • Sports and Recreation Division Monthly Conference Call
    December 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.

Blind Alive Workout Podcasts

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

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