Community Events and Programs

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  • Free Krispy Kreme donut with COVID vaccine card
    Tuesday, April 20
    Participating Shops

    Free Krispy Kreme donut with COVID vaccine card

    Krispy Kreme is finding ways to be sweet as the U.S. continues to scale COVID-19 vaccinations. To show our support for those who choose to get vaccinated, starting Monday, 3/22, anyone who shows their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut.

  • Sesame Street Virtual Fun Run
    Tuesday, April 20
    Sesame Street

    Sesame Street Virtual Fun Run

    Join us for the Sesame Street Fun Run, a virtual race supporting Sesame Workshop’s mission to help children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

  • Resources to Support Inclusivity, Social Justice, Social Consciousness, Humanity in Our Communities (Home, School, Organizations)
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 12:02 AM
    N/A
    N/A

    Resources to Support Inclusivity, Social Justice, Social Consciousness, Humanity in Our Communities (Home, School, Organizations)

    A compilation of local, state and national resources to support preventing and responding to prejudice, racism and facilitating social justice, social consciousness, humanity and unity in our community (homes, schools, health care practices, organizations).

  • Research on Parent/Caregiver Experiences around youth suicide crisis by Villanova University
    Tuesday, April 20 - Wednesday, June 30 @ 09:00 AM
    Villanova Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

    Research on Parent/Caregiver Experiences around youth suicide crisis by Villanova University

    Parents/caregivers of these adolescents facilitate seeking services for adolescents and understand them in ways that healthcare providers do not. Researchers at Villanova University want to hear your experiences, positive and negative, seeking mental health treatment for your adolescent during and after a suicide crisis.

  • The Mourning Meeting Podcast, Season 2
    Tuesday, April 20 - Tuesday, December 28 @ 09:00 AM (Weekly)
    Inner Harbor

    The Mourning Meeting Podcast, Season 2

    The Mourning Meeting is a podcast dedicated to young adults. Interviews include information about grieving at college, pandemic grief, advanced directives for young adults, suicide loss, and much more.

  • Teens, Social  Media and the Effects of Trying to Connect
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 12:00 PM
    Discovery Behavioral Health

    Teens, Social Media and the Effects of Trying to Connect

    Reviewing research, literature and personal experiences with patients, we will explore the effects of social media use on teens and the need for supervision and boundaries within social media.

  • EPIC Parenting Program - Every Parent Influences Children
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 12:15 PM
    VIRTUAL
    Fair Lawn

    EPIC Parenting Program - Every Parent Influences Children

    Would you like your parenting experience to be more enjoyable for you... and for your children? In 12 two-hour sessions, you will learn to keep the "loving connection" from infancy, through elementary school, throughout the difficult years of adolescence, and beyond.

  • Youth Professional Development Series - Social Media Etiquette and Navigating Linkedin
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 03:00 PM
    Institute for Prevention and Recovery

    Youth Professional Development Series - Social Media Etiquette and Navigating Linkedin

    Join us for this exciting event to learn what hiring managers look for and how to tailor your social media to be employer-friendly!

  • Maywood Municipal Alliance - Virtual Forest Friends Grades K-1 (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 04:00 PM
    The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources
    Fair Lawn

    Maywood Municipal Alliance - Virtual Forest Friends Grades K-1 (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)

    Join our Forest Friends puppets as they learn about feelings and communication.

  • Maywood Municipal Alliance-Virtual Footprint for Life for children in grades 2 or 3
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 04:00 PM
    VIRTUAL
    Fair Lawn

    Maywood Municipal Alliance-Virtual Footprint for Life for children in grades 2 or 3

    Join our Footprint's soccer team as we learn about feelings, communication diversity and more!

  • Maywood Municipal Alliance-Virtual Too Smart to Start for children in grades 4 through 6
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 04:00 PM
    VIRTUAL
    Fair Lawn

    Maywood Municipal Alliance-Virtual Too Smart to Start for children in grades 4 through 6

    Join us as we learn how to say no to difficult situations kids face in school.

  • Washington Township Municipal Alliance-Virtual Footprint for Life for children in grade 3
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 04:00 PM
    VIRTUAL
    Fair Lawn

    Washington Township Municipal Alliance-Virtual Footprint for Life for children in grade 3

    Join our Footprint's soccer team as we learn about feelings, communication, coping skills, diversity and more!

  • Spring 2021 Parent Empowerment Conference
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 06:00 PM

    Spring 2021 Parent Empowerment Conference

    Hinkle Prior & Fischer is proud to provide another virtual Parent Empowerment Conference with some of the most well-known and well-respected members of the disability community.  As we build upon our first of its kind virtual conference for families, we hope you will join us for more valuable information.   

  • Strengthening Families - Lodi Program for Adults and children ages 10-14
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 06:00 PM
    VIRTUAL
    Fair Lawn

    Strengthening Families - Lodi Program for Adults and children ages 10-14

    Join our weekly online program for adults and children as we focus on strengthening our family values through activities. Registration is required!

  • Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents
    Tuesday, April 20 - Tuesday, January 25 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic

    Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents

    This free support group is for parents who are now on the clock 24/7 because of COVID-19! Conversations are led by you! MUCCTC is a free online counseling service staffed by supervised Monmouth University clinical social work graduate interns! 

  • What are NFT's in Crypto? (Non-Fungible Tokens)
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 06:30 PM
    Jersey Shore Women in Tech

    What are NFT's in Crypto? (Non-Fungible Tokens)

    Together we will watch a beginners guide to all things NFT. We will learn what they are, what they can be used for, and why its use is catching on.
    After this 30 min video, we will have a roundtable discussion about what we learned.

  • Family Tech Talk: Virtual Edition Event
    Tuesday, April 20 @ 07:00 PM
    PTO Today

    Family Tech Talk: Virtual Edition Event

    Help educate parents, address their concerns, and encourage them to have an open dialogue about digital responsibility with their tech-savvy kids.

  • Expanding Bank Account Access in New Jersey
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 10:00 AM
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Expanding Bank Account Access in New Jersey

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will present findings from the recently released How America Banks: Household Use of Banking and Financial Services. Speakers will discuss how New Jersey compares to the nation, characteristics of unbanked households, and efforts underway to provide safe and affordable deposit accounts for the unbanked.

  • Story Time With Amanda: Benji, The Bad Day, and Me
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 11:00 AM
    Two River Theater

    Story Time With Amanda: Benji, The Bad Day, and Me

    Teaching artist and actor Amanda Butterbaugh shares this tender sibling story by Sally J. Pla, illustrated by Ken Min. Nothing seems to be going right for Sammy and when he gets home from school, he finds his autistic little brother Benji is having a bad day too and may just have an idea on how to help Sammy feel better. Recommended for ages 5-8.

  • Healthy Visions - FREE program for youth ages 11-15 (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 04:00 PM
    VIRTUAL
    Fair Lawn

    Healthy Visions - FREE program for youth ages 11-15 (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)

    This FREE program supports children of parents with an addiction so they learn they are not alone, they didn't cause it, can't cure it, but they can learn to cope with it.

  • Basketball Clinic (Bethany Church)
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 04:30 PM
    Township of Washington

    Basketball Clinic (Bethany Church)

    BCC is hosting an 8-week Basketball Clinic for athletes between the ages of 10 and 15 who want to increase their basketball skills from April 21st to June 12th. We will have two groups (12 players per group).

  • SNAP Ed Healthy Cooking Class for Families
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 06:00 PM
    Coastal Communities Family Success Center

    SNAP Ed Healthy Cooking Class for Families

    Join us for SNAP Ed’s family cooking class. We’ll learn how to make healthy black bean and sweet potato stew. All kids who log on will receive a $10 Walmart gift card.

  • Important Work of Play
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 07:30 PM
    NJCTS

    Important Work of Play

    In this webinar, Dr. Martinez will discuss theories about the purpose of play, types of play, some of the relational, developmental and academic outcomes associated with play, and she will share ideas about how caring adults can encourage and promote play for children of all ages.

  • Important Work of Play (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 07:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS)

    Important Work of Play (NJCTS)

    In this webinar, Dr. Martinez will discuss theories about the purpose of play, types of play, some of the relational, developmental and academic outcomes associated with play, and she will share ideas about how caring adults can encourage and promote play for children of all ages.

  • How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter, with the Monmouth County Office of Workforce Development
    Thursday, April 22 @ 03:00 PM
    RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention & Recovery

    How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter, with the Monmouth County Office of Workforce Development

    We invite youth in the Long Branch community to join us on the Youth Professional Development Series on "Writing a Professional Resume and Cover Letter." Join us for this exciting event as the Monmouth County Office of Workforce Development shows what an enticing resume and cover letter look like stand out as a candidate!

  • Creative Healing Group
    Sunday, April 25 - Sunday, November 14 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    Institute for Practical Life

    Creative Healing Group

    Creative Healing is a therapeutic modality that combines powerful counseling techniques along with art-making to help improve emotional, mental health, promoting self-regulation. This group is for adults 18 years old + meets Sundays from 10:30 am to 11:25 am.

  • Prevent Opioid Overdose, Save Lives with FREE training and Naloxone Nasal Spray Kits
    Sunday, April 25 @ 12:30 PM (Monthly)
    SAMHSA Grants to Prevent PDO CFDA No. 93.243

    Prevent Opioid Overdose, Save Lives with FREE training and Naloxone Nasal Spray Kits

    Trainings are held on the FIRST Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.  Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and The Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services have partnered together to offer this FREE activity and service. Training via WEBEX and Naloxone kits ship. Register by calling 732-235-4341 [email protected]

  • Naloxone (Narcan) Training II
    Monday, April 26 @ 06:30 PM
    Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Naloxone (Narcan) Training II

    The Office of Alcohol and Drug Dependency in conjunction with Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Division of Addiction Psychiatry is hosting a Narcan Training. 

    Training attendees who are 18 years of age and older will also receive a free naloxone kit after attending the training.

  • Networking - The Power of Building Relationships
    Tuesday, April 27 @ 02:30 PM
    Kendall Murphy Institute for Prevention and Recovery

    Networking - The Power of Building Relationships

    We invite youth in Long Branch to join us on the Youth Professional Development Series on "Networking - The Power of Building Relationships." Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn how to engage professionals, improve your speaking skills, and network. Registration is required to attend the event!

  • One-hour Training on the Nurtured Heart® Approach (Bergen's Promise)
    Tuesday, April 27 @ 06:30 PM
    Bergen's Promise

    One-hour Training on the Nurtured Heart® Approach (Bergen's Promise)

    Why Do Parents, Educators, Neighbors, Friends, and Social Workers Need the Nurtured Heart Approach?

  • FINDING YOUR INNER SUPERHERO for SURVIVORS
    Tuesday, April 27 @ 07:00 PM
    YWCANNJ healingSPACE
    Hackensack

    FINDING YOUR INNER SUPERHERO for SURVIVORS

    There are times in our life's journey, when we feel powerless, or less than. In this workshop, we will explore our strengths, and create our own superhero persona. Bring your art supplies and your imagination!

  • The Joy of the Arts in the Autism Community
    Tuesday, April 27 @ 07:00 PM
    Two River Theater

    The Joy of the Arts in the Autism Community

    Facilitated by Two River Theater Education and Community Engagement Manager Amanda Espinoza, with parent and founder of The Calm Within the Chaos Jane Kleiman, and Bluelaces Theater Company Co-Artistic Director Devin Fletcher. This discussion is open to parents, teachers, artists, and more. 

  • The NJPN 2021 Annual Addiction Conference:  Renew • Recover • Resilience
    Thursday, April 29 - Friday, April 30 @ 09:00 AM
    NJ Prevention Network

    The NJPN 2021 Annual Addiction Conference: Renew • Recover • Resilience

    the NJPN 21st Annual Addiction Conference: Renew • Recover • Resilience live virtual event on April 29 and 30, 2021. The NJPN Annual Addiction Conference is the largest statewide gathering of New Jersey professionals in the field of addiction.

  • Panel with Hiring Managers from The Windmill and Family & Children's Services
    Thursday, April 29 @ 02:30 PM
    Kendall Murphy Institute for Prevention and Recovery

    Panel with Hiring Managers from The Windmill and Family & Children's Services

    We invite youth in the Long Branch to join us on the Professional Development Series "Hiring Managers Panel" with representatives from The Windmill and Family & Children's Services. Join us for this exciting opportunity to converse with hiring managers in Long Branch - learn what they look for in employees and what would make a great candidate.

  • MOCEANS Center for Independent Living Virtual Open House.
    Thursday, April 29 @ 04:00 PM
    MOCEANS Center for Independent Living

    MOCEANS Center for Independent Living Virtual Open House.

    Explore your options for post-secondary education, employment training, independent living, and adult services.

  • Bilingual COVID19 Vaccine Education
    Thursday, April 29 @ 05:00 PM
    Monmouth County Council for Young Children (CCYC)

    Bilingual COVID19 Vaccine Education

    Please join the Monmouth & Ocean County Councils for Young Children for a COVID19 Vaccine Educational Presentation in English and Spanish. https://vnahg.zoom.us/j/96240930125? pwd=YjlVeU1SWEdaQTZqSGwzVGtFamY2 UT09 Meeting ID: 962 4093 0125 Passcode: 585944 For more information please contact: Kelly Noah at 732-673-8348 [email protected]

  • COVID19 Vaccine Education with Leanora Chojnowski RN
    Thursday, April 29 @ 05:00 PM
    Monmouth & Ocean County Councils for Young Children

    COVID19 Vaccine Education with Leanora Chojnowski RN

    Please join the Monmouth & Ocean County Councils for Young Children for a COVID19 Vaccine Educational Presentation in English and Spanish. For more information please contact: Raquel Murphy at 732-687-1588 [email protected] Kelly Noah at 732-673-8348 [email protected] Meeting ID: 962 4093 0125 Passcode: 585944

  • Survivor Voices Through Art, Poetry, MusIc and Spoken Word - SURVIVOR COFFEEHOUSE
    Thursday, April 29 @ 06:30 PM
    YWCANNJ healingSPACE
    Hackensack

    Survivor Voices Through Art, Poetry, MusIc and Spoken Word - SURVIVOR COFFEEHOUSE

    Art, music, poetry, writing and conversation.
  • NJ AIDS Walk 2021
    Sunday, May 2 @ 01:00 PM
    Franklin A. Smith Resource Center
    Hackensack

    NJ AIDS Walk 2021

    In-person and virtual scavenger hunt for annual aids walk

  • Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community
    Tuesday, May 4 @ 08:45 AM
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

    This 2 CE seminar will explore the impact of eating disorders in the Jewish community and provide evidence-based tools and creative strategies for clinicians to utilize in their practice.

  • Weekly Virtual Forum/Youth Town Hall on Racism and Social Justice
    Tuesday, May 4 @ 03:00 PM (Monthly)

    Weekly Virtual Forum/Youth Town Hall on Racism and Social Justice

    Free Monthly event - First Thursday of the month, 3-5 PM
    VIRTUAL TOWN HALL - Youth voices matter!
    Registration Required
     

  • Thursday, May 6 @ 01:30 PM
    The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources

    Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities

    Addressing intergenerational and historical trauma is going to take a lot of creative solutions and approaches – so although a short presentation does not provide all the answers, the key goal of the presentation is to build a common language and understanding about ACEs and the related research as a starting point.

  • Bilingual COVID19 Vaccine Education
    Thursday, May 6 @ 04:00 PM
    Monmouth County Council for Young Children (CCYC)

    Bilingual COVID19 Vaccine Education

    Please join the Monmouth & Ocean County Councils for Young Children for a COVID19 Vaccine Educational Presentation in English and Spanish. For more information, please contact Kelly Noah at 732.673.8348 or [email protected] . https://vnahg.zoom.us/j/94576961863?pwd=azNaQ2haUHNDZDJMV1FRbnNvWkt4dz09 Meeting ID: 945 7696 1863 Passcode: 950441

  • From Adversity to Healing: A Conversation with Dave Ellis
    Thursday, May 6 @ 04:00 PM

    From Adversity to Healing: A Conversation with Dave Ellis

    Join us to discuss the NJ Action Plan forAdverse Childhood Experiences and what it means for our community.

  • Teen Yoga to Connect and Destress
    Thursday, May 6 @ 04:00 PM
    Konscious Youth Development and Services

    Teen Yoga to Connect and Destress

    Join Konscious Worker, Alicia Mendez, for a fun and exciting class for teens ages 12-18! This hour long class will include self-reflection, movement, breathing and HEART! Students will learn to bring more balance into their lives with fun, accessible activities for all!

  • Thursday, May 6 @ 06:00 PM
    Pemberton Township High School

    Now that You Are 18

    What does being 18 mean? What is the difference between juvenile & adult court? Registration is required. Click on the link.

  • Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - Virtual Part 1
    Thursday, May 6 @ 06:30 PM
    Monmouth County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council

    Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - Virtual Part 1

    Part 1 of our 2 part event will feature a virtual tour of Allaire Community Farm! We will hear stories of hope and healing about the animals and how they deal with mental health and do a hands-on activity that you can pick up prior to the event to participate with us!

  • 2021 SPAN Parent Leadership & Advocacy Virtual Conference: SPEAK UP! TAKE ACTION CREATE CHANGE
    Tuesday, May 11 - Thursday, May 13 @ 01:00 PM
    SPAN

    2021 SPAN Parent Leadership & Advocacy Virtual Conference: SPEAK UP! TAKE ACTION CREATE CHANGE

    The SPAN Parent Leadership and Advocacy Virtual Conference is a statewide conference for and about meaningful Parent Leadership across New Jersey's education, health, mental health, family support, human services, and child welfare systems.

  • Nature Connection for Children's Mental Health
    Wednesday, May 26 @ 07:30 PM
    NJCTS

    Nature Connection for Children's Mental Health

    In this webinar we will take a deeper dive into how nature supports children's mental wellbeing including strengthened self-esteem and confidence, enhanced positive emotion and reduced negative emotion, stress reduction, restoration, social benefits, and resilience. We will share tips for getting the most out of nature activities to promote children's mental health.

  • Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community
    Thursday, June 3 @ 11:45 AM
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

    This 2 CE seminar will explore the impact of eating disorders in the Jewish community and provide evidence-based tools and creative strategies for clinicians to utilize in their practice.

  • Navigating Complexity - Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
    Friday, June 18 @ 08:45 AM
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Navigating Complexity - Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

    All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline--confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one's scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.

  • NOTEWORTHY SUMMER CAMP (Bethany Church)
    Monday, July 12 @ 09:00 AM
    Bethany Church
    Township of Washington

    NOTEWORTHY SUMMER CAMP (Bethany Church)

    Their workshop Series is officially open for registration! Chose one day or multiple to fill your 8 weeks of summer with music! Give them a call at (973) 508-6115 or Email them to find out how you can get signed up!