Community Events and Programs

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  • Summer Learning Academy
    Wednesday, July 17 in Paramus

    Summer Learning Academy

    Bergen Community College offers a Summer Learning Academy for kids and teens in grades 1 through 12. They go over fun and engaging topics including Civics and Law, Science and Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, and Young Entrepreneurship to sharpen your skills or give you the opportunity to learn something new.

  • Bergen Community College Kids and Teens Summer Programs
    Wednesday, July 17 @ 7:30 AM in Paramus
    Bergen Community College

    Bergen Community College Kids and Teens Summer Programs

    Bergen Community College Kids and Teens Summer Programs will run from July 1st through August 9th and will be located at the Paramus campus, utilizing classrooms and outdoor areas.

  • Unique Athletics Special Needs Summer Camp (Fair Lawn)
    Wednesday, July 17 @ 9:00 AM in Fair Lawn
    Unique Athletics

    Unique Athletics Special Needs Summer Camp (Fair Lawn)

    Unique Athletics Special Needs Summer Camp is back and better than ever! Children with Special Needs ages 3-17. During our camp days our children will have coaches and support staff to guide them through variety of social and sport skills.

  • CTIPP CAN: Trauma-Informed Schools & Students with Learning Differences
    Wednesday, July 17 @ 2:00 PM
    CTIPP

    CTIPP CAN: Trauma-Informed Schools & Students with Learning Differences

    With “back to school” season just around the corner, this month’s CTIPP CAN call will discuss how and why trauma-informed schools can help create healing spaces that engage their communities to counter the daily stresses that young people experience so that all students can reach their full potential.

  • Reflections InterACTive Summer Experience (RISE)
    Wednesday, July 17 @ 5:30 PM in Hackensack
    Division of Family Guidance – Multi-purpose room

    Reflections InterACTive Summer Experience (RISE)

    Reflections InterACTive Summer Experience a program of the Bergen County Division of Family Guidance

    • Explore improvisational acting around teen issues!
    • Develop leadership skills - help with fun, interactive workshops for the community!
    • Meet other teens with similar interests and earn volunteer hours
  • Parent2Parent-Parents/Caregiver Support Group (Family Support Organization of Bergen County)
    Wednesday, July 17 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn (Weekly)
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County (FSOBC)
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County

    Parent2Parent-Parents/Caregiver Support Group (Family Support Organization of Bergen County)

    The Family Support Organization of Bergen County (FSOBC) provides support, advocacy and education to families and caregivers of children with emotional/behavioral challenges, developmental disabilities and substance challenges.

  • Virtual Positive and Productive Parenting Coaching Groups (Audrey Hepburn Children's House)
    Thursday, July 18 @ 12:00 PM in Hackensack (Weekly)
    Audrey Hepburn Children's House

    Virtual Positive and Productive Parenting Coaching Groups (Audrey Hepburn Children's House)

    Hackensack Meridian Health is hosting weekly No Hit Zone parenting seminars. Join our FREE 6-week virtual series to become an expert in Positive Parenting

  • Danielle's Law Refresher for Families and Self-Directed Employees
    Thursday, July 18 @ 3:00 PM
    DDD

    Danielle's Law Refresher for Families and Self-Directed Employees

    This interactive training on Danielle's Law ensures families and self-directed employees are prepared to recognize the difference between a health emergency and a life-threatening emergency in an “own home” setting.

  • FREE Parent Resource Night at We Rock the Spectrum (BLS Physical Therapy)
    Thursday, July 18 @ 5:00 PM in Paramus
    BLS Physical Therapy
    We Rock The Spectrum

    FREE Parent Resource Night at We Rock the Spectrum (BLS Physical Therapy)

    Join us at our FREE resource night hosted by BLS Physical Therapy at We Rock The Spectrum on July 18th (Paramus WRTS Location). Children will be allowed to play in the gym and will be supervised by WRTS staff. 

  • Paddles and Prosecco
    Thursday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM in Tenafly
    Bergen County Pickleball Club

    Paddles and Prosecco

    Step into a night of excitement and giving back at the Paddles & Prosecco Pickleball Charity Event hosted by Bergen Volunteers on July 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Bergen County Pickleball Club in Tenafly, NJ.

  • Seguridad Durante El Verano y En El Agua
    Monday, July 22 @ 12:00 PM
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

    Seguridad Durante El Verano y En El Agua Virtual

    Únase a nosotros mientras aprendemos como mantener el verano divertido y seguro con la Alianza contra el Daño Cerebral de NJ. Diseñada para familias, esta sesión discute la seguridad en aguas abiertas, la seguridad dentro y alrededor de las piscinas, el ajuste adecuado del chaleco salvavidas, y los consejos seguridad en el sol.

  • Access to Dental Care (NJLegislative Disability Caucus)
    Tuesday, July 23 @ 12:00 PM
    New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus

    Access to Dental Care (NJLegislative Disability Caucus)

    People with disabilities, their families, and organizations that serve, support, and advocate for people with disabilities in New Jersey act as a resource to the Caucus, providing education and programming as needed.

  • Wednesday, July 31 @ 6:00 PM in Hackensack
    YWCANNJ healingSPACE - VIRTUAL via Zoom

    LGBTQ+ Mixer (YWCANNJ healingSPACE)

    Come join us at healingSPACE for a fun night of Pride Trivia and the chance to win a pride themed gift basket. All are encouraged to attend: LGBTQ+ individuals, allies, survivors, loved ones, and advocates.

  • Virtual 10 week workshop:  Change Crisis to Connections (TARA4BPD Family Empowerment Group)
    Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:00 PM
    TARA4BPD

    Virtual 10 week workshop: Change Crisis to Connections (TARA4BPD Family Empowerment Group)

    The TARA Method is designed to assist families in understanding and managing the challenges that come with a loved one dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). 

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp
    Friday, August 2 in Wading River

    Grief Support Weekend Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • Kindergarten Readiness Class (BLS Physical Therapy)
    Monday, August 5 @ 9:00 AM in Closter
    BLS Physical Therapy

    Kindergarten Readiness Class (BLS Physical Therapy)

    Our Kindergarten Readiness class will cover a comprehensive set of skills essential for school success. This class is more than just academic preparation; it's a fun and engaging way for children to gain confidence and social skills that will serve them throughout their school years. Space is limited, so secure your spot soon!
  • Parents/Caregivers Welcome!  Monthly Virtual Meeting of the Bergen County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC)
    Tuesday, August 6 @ 9:00 AM (Week2)

    Parents/Caregivers Welcome! Monthly Virtual Meeting of the Bergen County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC)

    The Children's Interagency Coordinating Council of Bergen County (CIACC) is a monthly meeting of Bergen-based child serving mental/behavioral health organizations, school professionals, county agencies, and interested members of the public.   Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 AM using the meeting URL provided on the CIACC page .

  • Parent-to-Parent Support Group: Parents of Youth 14 Years and Older with Developmental and other Disabilities (CAPE Resource Center)
    Tuesday, August 6 @ 7:30 PM in Paramus (Week2)
    Bergen Cty Special Services CAPE Resource Center
    Bergen Cty Special Services CAPE Resource Center

    Parent-to-Parent Support Group: Parents of Youth 14 Years and Older with Developmental and other Disabilities (CAPE Resource Center)

    Parent support for caregivers/parents of youth 14 years and older with developmental and other disabilities. The group is facilitated by a parent and professional in the field of disabilities. A group of supportive parents who understand the joys and challenges of raising a child with unique needs.

  • Get Ready for the New School Year: Understanding Your Special Education Rights and Your Role in the IEP Process (FSOBC)
    Wednesday, August 7 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County

    Get Ready for the New School Year: Understanding Your Special Education Rights and Your Role in the IEP Process (FSOBC)

    This training will give you an understanding of your rights and roles as a parent of a child receiving services in special education. The purpose of federal and state special education regulations is to ensure that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education that includes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. Parents/Guardians have an important role in the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the workshop will review the key components of an IEP and discuss the family's role in the process of developing an IEP. Presented by SPAN -Tammi Kaminski

  • Help Your Teen Shine: Enroll in TeenLEADS Today!
    Monday, August 12 @ 9:30 AM in Hackensack
    Bergen Volunteers

    Help Your Teen Shine: Enroll in TeenLEADS Today!

    We go beyond the classroom to encourage young people to actively participate in collaborative projects and learn from real local leaders. Sign up today and start your leadership journey today!

  • Sensory Bounce Summer Session
    Monday, August 19 in Paramus
    Sensory Bounce Therapy LLC

    Sensory Bounce Summer Session

    An awesome week of bouncing and sensory fun at Sensory Bounce Therapy Camp

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp (Overdose Loss)
    Friday, September 13 in Fishkill

    Grief Support Weekend Camp (Overdose Loss)

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • NJ I/DD Youth Transition Conference
    Tuesday, October 1

    NJ I/DD Youth Transition Conference

    This conference is designed for young adults living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, their caregivers, and the professionals who serve them.

  • NJ I/DD Youth Transition Conference
    Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 3 @ 9:00 AM
    Values Into Action NJ & the NJ YTC Planning Committee

    NJ I/DD Youth Transition Conference Virtual

    The 4th Annual NJ I/DD Youth Transition Conference is for youth with disabilities transitioning to the adult world of services, their families & caregivers and the professionals who serve them. NJ's premier conference on all-things Transition Into Adulthood related- join us virtually on October 1st and 3rd with a special virtual Resource Spotlight Networking Event on October 4th, 2024.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp
    Friday, October 25 in Hardwick

    Grief Support Weekend Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.