Sports & Recreational Activities


The following information is being forwarded by the Sports & Recreation Committee of the NFBNJ 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.

Audio Described & Close Captioned Play at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey presents an audio described and a close caption performance of “Shakespeare in Love” with a sensory seminar a half-hour before the 2:00 pm matinee on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey is located at:
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Please call the theater directly for additional information at 973-408-5600.

Accessible Big Apple Circus Event

The Big Apple Circus of the Senses is providing audience members who have vision, hearing, or cognitive challenges with an exciting, multi-dimensional performing arts experience, integrating theater, dance, and live music with the circus arts. This performance will offer an infrared audio descriptive headset, ASL interpreters, Braille and large print programs, a pre-show interactive touch experience for everyone and post show touch session for blind and low vision individuals bringing the magic of the circus to life!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Show Time:

7:00 pm


Damrash Park at Lincoln Center (Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street) in New York City


$10.00 per ticket

If you’d like to attend this two hour accessibility show with live audio description and ASL interpretation for the Big Apple Circus you can pay using your PayPal account, check or money order.

PayPal users can make their payment of $10.00 per ticket using Linda Melendez’s email address of:

If you do not have PayPal you can make a payment of $10.00 per ticket by check or money order. Please contact Linda Melendez directly at 732 421 7063 Monday through Friday between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for payment information.

Ski for Light

For 40 years Ski for Light has been promoting fun and fitness for blind, visually impaired and mobility impaired adult age skiers. Sighted guides ski alongside disabled skiers working as a team communicating in effective ways for the skier to move across the snow. This can be one of the most incredible confidence building experiences for a blind or visually impaired person! The deadline to participate in the 2018 Ski for Light Event is November 1, 2017. Visit for additional information and an application.

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

2018 NFB Washington Seminar

January 29 to February 1, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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.

White Cane Awareness Day: teach the world about what the white cane means to blind people

White canes help blind people live the lives we want. The white cane does more than tell the sighted that we’re blind; it is a tool for freedom and self-determination because it allows blind people to come and go on our own. Since we can travel safely and independently, we can contribute in the workplace, in our communities, and in society. Celebrate White Cane Awareness Day on October 15 by giving the gift of independence. To learn more, please visit If you wish to make a donation during White Cane Day, please visit

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