Secaucus Recreation Center hosts drive-in movies

Rec Center is reopened but with COVID-19 restrictions

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For Secaucus moviegoers looking to avoid indoor movie theaters amid COVID-19, the town is hosting drive-in movies outside the Recreation Center at 1200 Koelle Boulevard.

Drive-in movies have been held in the parking lot every Friday in September. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. The next movie will be Grease, on Sept. 25.

Light refreshments will be available. Restrooms will be open with social distancing, and masks are required.

Residents must register at secaucusnj.gov/drivein. Proof of residency is required.

Space is limited. Registration is first-come, first-served. License plates will be verified upon entry.

Rec Center reopens

The Secaucus Recreation Center reopened on Sept. 4. The reopening came after Gov. Phil Murphy permitted “Health Clubs” to open with restrictions as of Sept. 1.

“We will be adhering to numerous restrictions in order to ensure the safe operation of our facility, which considerably changes the way we will operate,” according to a letter from the Secaucus Recreation Department.

The Recreation Center is open to all current members through the end of the year. No new members will be accepted at this time.

The number of members permitted into the center will be limited to 25 percent of the capacity of each section of the building.

Temperatures will be taken upon entering the facility. If an individual’s temperature is higher than 100.4 degrees, they will not be permitted inside.

All members and staff must wear masks or face coverings while in the facility at all times. The only exception is when doing so would inhibit the individual’s health, such as when in the water or in other situations where wearing a mask would pose a risk.

The locker rooms will be closed. No open gym will be held during this period. Showers will be available only to rinse yourself off before entering the pool.

No food or beverages will be available for purchase, and water fountains will be closed.

Reserve time at the Rec Center

The Recreation Center is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends.

Each member will be limited to a 90-minute timeslot. Due to limited capacity, reservations are required.

Reservations must be made on Community Pass one day in advance, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For help with Community Pass, contact Shannon Waters at swaters@secaucus.net or call (201) 330-2078, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those unable to register online on Community Pass should call (201) 330-3299 to make a reservation.

Residents will not be able to enter the center without a reservation. There will be no standby line.

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