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.

Winter Challenge Registration Form

Need something to do this winter? Then participate in our Winter Challenge by downloading and completing as many of the BlindAlive audio described exercising videos, found at the bottom of this page. So we know who is participating, please complete our Challenge Registration Form at www.nfbnj.org/sports-and-recreation-challenge-registration-form.

Sports & Recreation Event Registration Form

Do you want to participate in a Beach Day event, or join us for a mall or park walk? If the answer is yes, then please complete our Sports & Recreation Event Registration Form so that the event coordinator has an idea of who to expect for the event.

New Jersey NFB Reading 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 March 20th 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: “Outside myself”
Author: Kristen Witucki
NLS Book Number: DB91111
Reading time: 7 hours, 43 minutes

Book Description:
When Tallie, a girl struggling to adjust to her blindness, calls Adult Reader Services at a library for the blind, she connects with Benjamin, an older man working in customer service. The two bond over the phone and create a special relationship. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

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.

March 2, 2019
  • Garden State Mall Walk
    March 2, 2019  8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Coordinator: Trish Ebel; 201 456 0091 patriciaebel0302@comcast.net
    Garden  State Plaza Mall
     Entrance 10 right next to Zenn burger
    500 Garden State Plaza,
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    Access Link Accessible

    If you are planning to participate, please complete the registration form at www.nfbnj.org/sports-and-recreation-event-registration so that Trish has an idea of who to expect. If you plan to go shopping and have breakfast after the walk, please make sure to bring some money with you.

March 20, 2019
  • New Jersey NFB Book Club Meeting
    March 20, 2019  6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
    New Jersey Conference Call Line

    New Jersey NFB Book Club Conference Call
    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 conference call etiquette

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

  • Sports and Recreation Division NFBNJ Conference Call
    March 20, 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

April 17, 2019
  • Sports and Recreation Division NFBNJ Conference Call
    April 17, 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

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

  • 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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Contact Information

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

Coming Soon

Panera Bread Fundraiser

April 3, 2019
4 to 8 PM
Panera Bread
15 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

NFBNJ & UNICO Comedy & Musical Night of Entertainment Fundraiser

April 13, 2019
7 to 11 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall
94 Bridge Street
Belleville, NJ 07109
Access Link accessible

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.