West New York announces full line up of summer recreation

Block parties, Zumba, the farmer's market, Movies in the Park, and more

Many performers dazzled attendees at West New York's annual Multicultural Festival in 2022.

Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Margarita Guzman, and the West New York Board of Commissioners have announced a full line up of recreation offerings for the summer. While the Hudson Reporter already covered some of the opportunities, the town has since announced a slew of more events.

Things started at the beginning of June. On June 4, the town hosted a Cuban Block Party on 52nd Street between Park and Broadway from 12 to 4 p.m.

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The fun continued with Zumba at 56th Street and Boulevard East at the Gazebo “Bird House” at 6 p.m. More Zumba will continue throughout the summer at the same time and place on June 22, July 6, July 20, and August 3.

The Farmer’s Market opened on June 10. It will be held every Friday at 60th Street and Boulevard East at Donnely Park from 2 to 6 p.m. The next day, on June 11, the town held a Multi-Cultural Festival at 54th Street and Boulevard East from 12 to 4 p.m.

Town pool is now open

The West New York Swim Club, the town’s swimming facility, opened for the 2022 Summer Season on June 11. The pool is located on Anthony M. DeFino Way also known as 60th Street, between Boulevard East and Port Imperial Boulevard.

The pool is open to West New York residents only and free of charge. Proof of residency must be presented by all attendees ages 13 and up. Individuals that are under the age of 13 do not need to show proof of residency, but must be accompanied by an adult.

The facility will be open weather permitting on weekends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. only until June 26. Then it will be open every day from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and the same time on weekends starting on Monday, June 27 until Labor Day on September 5.

Block Party and Movies in the Park

On June 15, West New York held a Sports-Themed Block Party on 65th Street between Park and Broadway at 6 p.m.

Rounding out the month is the start of Movies in the Park on June 24. “Spiderman No Way Home” will be shown at 54th Street and Boulevard East at 6 p.m. The raindate is July 1.

The town pool is open to residents only until September.

Movies in the Park continues with “Raya & The Last Dragon” at the same time and place on July 8. The rain date is July 15.

On July 22, Movies in the Park continues with “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” at the same time and place. The rain date is July 29.

Movies in the Park continues into August with “Cruella” on August 5 at the same time and place. The rain date is August 12.

And on August 19, Movies in the Park culminates with “Encanto” on 54th Street and Boulevard East at 6 p.m. The rain date is August 26.

The fun continues in July 

On July 19, there will be a Sip and Paint of the skyline at 54th Street and Boulevard East at 6 p.m.

August 2 is the National Night Out. West New York will be celebrating at the Little League at 54th Street between Park and Broadway from 6 to 9 p.m.

Mayor Rodriguez DJs the 80s Themed Block Party in 2021.

On August 4, the town will celebrate Bohemian Night at 64th Street and Boulevard East at 6 p.m.

Another Block Party, no theme for this one, will be held on August 10 on 64th Street between Bergenline and Palisade at 6 p.m.

Rounding out the summer is the Western Themed Block Party on September 10 at 54th Street and Boulevard East at 6 p.m.

Register now for other offerings

Meanwhile, registration is open for a number of summer activities hosted by the Division of Recreation. Registrations for the 2022 Summer Action Day Camp, Youth Football Program, and Youth Football Cheerleading Program, as well as for Yoga are now being accepted.

Other programs available through the Division of Recreation include: Arts and Crafts, Babe Ruth Baseball, Open Gym Basketball, Yoga, Chess, and Outdoor Soccer,

For more information, please contact Cultural Affairs at 201-295-5270. Or go online to westnewyorknj.org.

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