Community Events & Programs

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  • City Verses Virtual Summer Camp: Breathe: Expressing Life through Poetry and Jazz
    Tuesday, August 4 - Friday, August 14 @ 10:00 AM (WeekDays)
    NJPAC

    City Verses Virtual Summer Camp: Breathe: Expressing Life through Poetry and Jazz

    This camp,  part of the Arts Center’s City Verses jazz poetry initiative, and taught by Rutgers Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) poets and NJPAC’s jazz faculty, will offer high school students the opportunity to explore jazz and poetry and learn how to create new work that incorporates elements of both genres through a collaborative composition process.

  • Garden Variety Music & Move
    Tuesday, August 4 @ 10:00 AM
    Freehold

    Garden Variety Music & Move

    Music, fingerplays and fun for younger children and families. This event is held outdoors, (most Tuesdays) in the Appleyard Family Reading Garden, behind the Freehold Public Library. Physical distancing of at least six feet between families is required.

  • Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms
    Tuesday, August 4 - Monday, August 31 @ 10:00 AM (WeekDays)
    Partnership for Maternal & Child Health

    Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms

    Mon @ 3:00 pm, Tue @ 1:00 pm, Wed @ 10:00 am, Thur @ 11:00 am
    Hope for New Mothers is a virtual support group for pregnant and new moms living in northern New Jersey with babies up to one year old.

    Esperanza Para Madres es un grupo de apoyo virtual para embarazadas y madres con bebés de hasta un año.

  • Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series
    Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, September 22 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    AWAKE Network and Mindful Magazine

    Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series

    This free series is for all medical professionals who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, both on the front lines and in all other contexts, who are interested in mindfulness resources to help navigate these challenging times. When you register we’ll send you Access Links to attend any sessions LIVE. 

  • Neptune Township Recreation Summer Workshops - Drawing Classes Just For Kids
    Tuesday, August 4 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    Bert Willis Park Playground Pavillion
    Neptune

    Neptune Township Recreation Summer Workshops - Drawing Classes Just For Kids

    The Young Rembrandts program teaches kids 7 to 12 how to transform simple shapes into fantastic works of art using colors, patterns, and symmetry. Students will discover new creative skills and explore different drawing and cartooning techniques all while having fun too!

  • NAMI VIRTUAL Family Support Group
    Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, September 1 @ 12:00 PM (Weekly)
    NAMI

    NAMI VIRTUAL Family Support Group

    Tuesdays at 12 pm & Wednesdays at 7 pm
    Register for an online support group. NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

  • One To World and NJTV Partner to Bring the World into Local Homes  Beginning Friday July 17 at 1pm
    Tuesday, August 4 - Saturday, July 17 @ 01:00 PM
    The Global Classroom and NJTV

    One To World and NJTV Partner to Bring the World into Local Homes Beginning Friday July 17 at 1pm

    The Global Classroom teaches youth in grades three through six about cultures around the world by exploring new destinations with a team of international students.  These “Global Guides” share engaging stories about their childhood experiences and show that there is always more than what meets the eye when exploring a new culture.

  • Weekly Summertime STEM
    Tuesday, August 4 - Thursday, August 13 @ 01:00 PM
    Red Bank Public Library

    Weekly Summertime STEM

    Summer Reading Program's Summertime STEM  by the Red Bank Library. Thursdays at 1 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Register for the Summer Reading Program at redbanklibrary.readsquared.com. Earn 50 points for each program you attend. Ages 8-12.

  • Living Your Best Life Virtual Series
    Tuesday, August 4 - Friday, August 7 @ 01:15 PM (WeekDays)
    Rutgers University's Office of University-Community Partnership's Advocates for Healthy Living (AHLI)

    Living Your Best Life Virtual Series

    Join Rutgers University's Office of University-Community Partnership's Advocates for Healthy Living (AHLI) and our Greater Newark Community Partners for five weeks of virtual sessions geared towards living your best life during COVID-19. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July 6 - August 7. 2020. (Session times vary)  Registration is required.

  • Coffee Time Chat
    Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, September 29 @ 02:00 PM (Weekly)
    LPCNJ Mindful Counseling Services

    Coffee Time Chat

    Coffee Time Chat is a women's support group designed to provide support with day to day issues that we experience as women.

  • Piecing Together Support in a Trauma Filled World
    Tuesday, August 4 @ 02:00 PM
    CIT-NJ and MHANJ

    Piecing Together Support in a Trauma Filled World

    CIT-NJ and MHANJ Offering THIRD Free Global Webinar for First Responders: Building Resiliency: Piecing Together Support in a Trauma Filled World

  • Launching Into Leadership
    Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 03:00 PM
    Rutgers

    Launching Into Leadership

    In this new online course, you will learn leadership concepts that can be readily applied to your own life. This includes the definition of leadership, leadership traits, styles and tasks and relationships related to leadership. Earn a badge in Leadership and Personal Development.

  • Magination Press Story Time
    Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 03:00 PM (Weekly)
    American Psychological Association

    Magination Press Story Time

    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 PM ET. Feelings of anxiety, stress, and grief can be difficult for children to navigate. Join APA’s Magination Press authors for readings of their books designed to entertain while helping kids understand and cope with these feelings using emotional support tools.

  • Family Spectrum: For adult family members of LGBTQIA+ youth
    Tuesday, August 4 @ 05:00 PM
    Red Bank

    Family Spectrum: For adult family members of LGBTQIA+ youth

    Family Spectrum is a support Group for adult family members of LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 5-25). Through open discussion, supportive feedback and psychological education, group members will develop the 

  • Virtual Trauma Roundtable
    Tuesday, August 4 @ 06:00 PM
    High Focus Centers

    Virtual Trauma Roundtable

    Learn about cutting edge approaches to trauma treatment such as Brainspotting, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) › Open discussion on trends of trauma in the community and the unseen impact of Covid-19

  • Bayard Rustin Social Justice Power Hour
    Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 07:00 PM (WeekDays)
    Bayard Rustin Social Justice Center

    Bayard Rustin Social Justice Power Hour

    In these difficult times, an opportunity for fellowship arises~
    We are now proud to present a nightly virtual gathering, the “BRCSJ SOCIAL JUSTICE POWER HOUR!”, a series of interactive events & happenings to entertain, enlighten, & empower our community as well as simply bring us together, albeit remotely.

  • Mindfulness in Recovery from Addiction
    Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    LPCNJ Mindful Counseling Services

    Mindfulness in Recovery from Addiction

    This group centers on applying the concepts of: powerlessness & acceptance as an avenue to manage feelings and thoughts. Ultimately, you will bring forth an awareness to the "why" behind your need to escape and forget. We will use Mindfulness work (meditation, sharing using "I" statements and self reflective "tools") to assist in the process. There will be readings, a sharing portion, as well as a meditation.

  • U=U through the Lens of Treatment & Care
    Wednesday, August 5 @ 11:00 AM
    The New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG) of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Human, Division of HIV, STD and TB Services

    U=U through the Lens of Treatment & Care

    This event is part of Exploring Biomedical Strategies for HIV prevention, an HIV Education webinar series: Webinar Wednesdays with Quincy Bell. You do not need to register, just log in  https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb or call in 1-650-429-3300 Access code is 795 006 256

  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
    Wednesday, August 5 - Wednesday, September 30 @ 12:00 PM (Weekly)
    NAMI New Jersey

    NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    Wednesdays at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
    NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

  • HIV in the Transgender Community
    Wednesday, August 5 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    HIV in the Transgender Community

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256

  • 15 Minute Child Break
    Wednesday, August 5 @ 02:00 PM
    JTAC and APR

    15 Minute Child Break

    The Child Break is a one-hour, interactive, multimedia webinar that will inform, encourage and empower parents, educators and caregivers to effectively communicate with children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

  • Youth Chat for Ages 13 & Up
    Wednesday, August 5 - Wednesday, September 30 @ 03:00 PM (Weekly)
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Youth Chat for Ages 13 & Up

    This is your chance to help create a community of youth supporting youth. Each free 30-minute session will begin with information sharing followed by small group conversations related to the topic of the week.

  • I Hear You - Drop-in Sessions for Teens
    Wednesday, August 5 - Wednesday, September 2 @ 04:00 PM (Weekly)
    New Jersey Hope and Healing

    I Hear You - Drop-in Sessions for Teens

    Your feelings matter and we want to hear about them! Are you worried about school, summer - the "new normal"? Zoom or call in for a safe place to talk, share, and address your concerns. These sessions are facilitated by a school social worker. Meeting ID 96264492894 Password 928807 

  • Parenting The
    Wednesday, August 5 - Wednesday, December 16 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Parenting The

    The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in “The 3 Stands™” for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of NHA is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically.

  • Live Weekly: Think Tank Thursday
    Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, August 27 @ 12:00 PM (Weekly)
    Brett Dinovi And Associates

    Live Weekly: Think Tank Thursday

    Earn Type II Learning CEU every week by joining BDA where they will discuss various topics each week.

  • STEMgirls weekly workshops
    Thursday, August 6 @ 12:30 PM (Weekly)
    Steampark.org

    STEMgirls weekly workshops

    This is a free virtual program for girls in grades 3-8. 2.5 hr online weekly science projects, academic games, creative writing, drawing with code, animation, and fun with new friends.

    Each registered student receives weekly supplies, meals, a teen mentor, and a new Chromebook to borrow for enjoying private zoom classes and activities this summer.

  • Too Strong for Too Long - a Free Confidential Support Group for First Responders
    Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, December 31 @ 12:45 PM (Weekly)
    Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health

    Too Strong for Too Long - a Free Confidential Support Group for First Responders

    Using a virtual platform, first responders can participate in an interactive discussion on ways to maintain balance and structure in their lives, promote physical and mental well-being, and develop resiliency needed for personal and professional success.  Register and  use the keywords “Too Strong.” ?Registration is required. Space is limited.

  • Addressing Challenges for Youth Experiencing Homelessness During COVID
    Thursday, August 6 @ 01:00 PM
    School Based Health Alliance

    Addressing Challenges for Youth Experiencing Homelessness During COVID

     In this webinar we will explore those challenges and provide discussions on topics including considerations for youth experiencing homelessness during the pandemic and racial justice movement, connectivity to health care, and school re-entry and access.

  • POAC: Family Zumba
    Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, September 24 @ 02:30 PM (Weekly)
    POAC Autism Services

    POAC: Family Zumba

    Join POAC for a weekly session of Zumba! Let’s get up and move, stay fit, and relieve the stress of the day with Natalia and Mercedes on POAC Facebook Live. We will meet online Thursdays at 2:30 for 45 minutes. It’s fitness fun for the whole family.

  • Inspiring Leadership and Civic Engagement
    Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, August 27 @ 03:00 PM
    Rutgers and 4-H

    Inspiring Leadership and Civic Engagement

    You will learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership Development which emphasizes a collaborative approach to leadership and is purposeful, collaborative, and a values-based process that results in positive social change. Earn a badge in Leadership and Civic Engagement in the process.

  • Get Fit
    Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, August 27 @ 04:00 PM (Weekly)
    FRN Connect

    Get Fit

    NOTE: We have heard your feedback and we will now be transitioning from GoToMeeting to Zoom!  Each class will feature a certified trainer and a model participant to demonstrate each exercise. We will focus on improving muscle building, full-body flexibility, balance, motor skills, and mobility through these fun exercises. Mondays & Thursdays.

  • Managing Grief and Loss
    Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, August 27 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Mental Health Association

    Managing Grief and Loss

    Thursday Virtual Zoom Support Meeting to discuss grief and loss in a safe place. With over 40 + types of losses an individual can experience grief, this support group will provide coping skills, self-discovery, and emotional completion of their loss. 1 (929)205-6099 ID#795-726-385.

  • Pandemic Parenting Strategies
    Thursday, August 6 - Thursday, December 17 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies is a forum created for African American/Black parents to meet with a behavior/mental health practitioner to discuss the impact of COVID-19, racism and virtual learning plans. Explore practical solutions to support Black children, while preparing them for the world they will one day inherit. Most importantly we will identify resources and networks to help manage our own emotional and mental stress.

  • NJCTS Global TS Teen Summit
    Friday, August 7 - Saturday, August 8 @ 09:00 AM
    NJCTS

    NJCTS Global TS Teen Summit

    Because the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy* is being held virtually this year, it gives us the opportunity to open some of the educational sessions to teens from around the globe. In this way, attendees will be given the chance to learn about their TS, and connect with teens who share their experiences – the challenging times and the victories – during an online TS Teen Summit.

  • DIY Saturdays
    Saturday, August 8 - Saturday, August 22 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    Greenway Family Success Center

    DIY Saturdays

    Greenway Family Success Center is hosting a DIY Saturdays every Saturday at 10:30am on their Facebook.

  • Mental Wellness
    Monday, August 10 - Monday, August 24 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Mental Health Association

    Mental Wellness

    A virtual zoom support meeting to maintain and retain positive overall wellness. 1(929) 205-6099 ID#913 979 032

  • PFLAG Jersey Shore Online Support Meeting
    Monday, August 10 - Monday, August 31 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    PFLAG Jersey Shore

    PFLAG Jersey Shore Online Support Meeting

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
    Join PFLAG Jersey Shore in our digital support space to connect with others, receive the social support critical to the well-being of the LGBTQ community, and obtain support services for families of LGBTQ individuals.

  • Life in High School and Beyond Conference & Resource Expo
    Tuesday, August 11 @ 08:00 AM
    Learning Disabilities Association NJ

    Life in High School and Beyond Conference & Resource Expo

    Thinking about the future after high school? Start planning in middle school and/or high school and still plan during post-secondary!

  • Resume Building
    Tuesday, August 11 @ 05:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Resume Building

    Learning about writing and updating your resume. Designing a cover letter.

  • Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19
    Tuesday, August 11 @ 06:00 PM
    Mental Health America

    Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19

    This free training will provide guidance on a whole-school approach to fostering a climate of wellness and resiliency in the midst of COVID-19. The training will include tools and techniques for use with students and for advising teachers and other school staff.

  • NAMI NJ 2020 Virtual Multicultural Conference - Cultural Humility and Mental Health
    Wednesday, August 12 @ 10:00 AM
    NAMI New Jersey

    NAMI NJ 2020 Virtual Multicultural Conference - Cultural Humility and Mental Health

    ?This workshop will examine how implicit bias can affect our delivery of services in behavioral health settings and provide tools to identify and overcome implicit bias in our practice. 

  • Workout Wednesdays
    Wednesday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 26 @ 10:00 AM (Weekly)
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Workout Wednesdays

    Move those muscles and get energize! Exercises will be beginner to intermediate level

  • Understanding the Experiences of the Trans and Gender Nonconforming Community
    Wednesday, August 12 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    Understanding the Experiences of the Trans and Gender Nonconforming Community

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256. Contact Michele Martin at [email protected]

  • Assistive Technology to Help with Anxiety
    Wednesday, August 12 @ 07:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Asscoiated Disorders

    Assistive Technology to Help with Anxiety

    This presentation will focus on apps that can assist students from k-12 in dealing with anxiety in school and in functional settings. The presentation will highlight mobile technology that can help create schedules with detailed directions, support reading and writing for students with dyslexia and dysgraphia, assist with writing research papers, and programs that can support independent functioning in a community setting.

  • Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19
    Thursday, August 13 - Sunday, August 16 @ 06:00 PM
    Mental Health America

    Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19

    This free training will provide guidance on a whole-school approach to fostering a climate of wellness and resiliency in the midst of COVID-19. The training will include tools and techniques for use with students and for advising teachers and other school staff.

  • Greenway Labs
    Friday, August 14 @ 03:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Greenway Labs

    Making S'mores Brownies and learning the science behind it.

  • Turning 18: Guardianship, Entitlements & Waiting Lists
    Tuesday, August 18 @ 07:00 PM
    First Children Services

    Turning 18: Guardianship, Entitlements & Waiting Lists

    In this presentation, participants will learn about what to expect from the service system as a child transitions to adulthood and how to avoid common problems. This hour-long presentation includes time for a Q&A session at the end.

  • Trans Health and Cancer Disparities
    Wednesday, August 19 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    Trans Health and Cancer Disparities

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256. Contact Michele Martin at [email protected]

  • Under the Sea Party: A census activity on Zoom
    Wednesday, August 19 @ 03:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Under the Sea Party: A census activity on Zoom

    All supplies will be provided! Please register by Sunday August 16th and pick up your items on Tuesday August 18th at the Greenway Family Success Center. Space is limited. Any questions please call/text 732-768-8049

  • Stress Relief for Pandemic Parenting
    Monday, August 24 - Monday, September 28 @ 04:30 PM (Weekly)
    Mindful Connect

    Stress Relief for Pandemic Parenting

    6- Week Session
    Support and tools for parents: co-regulation, mindfulness/SEL, educational and interpersonal neuroscience to help reduce anxiety, overwhelm and stress - and to help set and maintain a positive tone/framework in navigating the school year. Info - [email protected]

  • Better at the Basics: Cooking Class
    Tuesday, August 25 @ 05:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Better at the Basics: Cooking Class

    Learn basic cooking concepts and get better at the basics.

  • Transgender Issues Panel
    Wednesday, August 26 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    Transgender Issues Panel

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256. Contact Michele Martin at [email protected]

  • In These Uncertain Times: Returning to School in an Age of Anxiety
    Wednesday, August 26 @ 07:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Asscoiated Disorders

    In These Uncertain Times: Returning to School in an Age of Anxiety

    While none of us truly know how it will be for our children when they return to school this fall, we can learn from the long-term psychological experience of children during previous periods of societal disruption. We will cover important concepts such as psychological first aid and other effective interventions that can support children who are struggling emotionally during this time of social isolation.

  • Spy Crafts
    Friday, August 28 @ 03:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Spy Crafts

    Free "spy training.' Learn how to make invisible ink and homemade binoculars. The program is held on Zoom.

  • MHA's 2020 Annual Conference: COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Need for Equity
    Thursday, September 3 - Friday, September 4 @ 08:00 AM
    Mental Health America

    MHA's 2020 Annual Conference: COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Need for Equity

    From increases in depression and anxiety rates, to adjusting workplaces and employee mental health, to addressing disproportionate inequities due to systemic barriers and historical adversity - MHA is talking about it. Join us. This event is free to the public and all are encouraged to register!