Glen Ridge Senior Community Center
228 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Phone: 973-748-2924 Fax: 973-748-3831
Those interested in reserving The Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center must call the Glen Ridge Recreation Department (973) 748-2924 to arrange a time to tour the facility and discuss the event requirements. The Glen Ridge Recreation Director will determine availability, and advise you of the rental rate and any special conditions that must be met. Approval for use will be on a first come first served basis and will be based upon availability. No outside event shall disrupt the normal operations of the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center. Applications will be accepted up to one year in advance. No event is confirmed until a contract is signed and full payment is collected.
Required Insurance for Use of Facility
Permission to use the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center shall not be granted unless required proof of CURRENT insurance coverage (a copy of the front page of your home owner's policy with the effective date) is received. The Borough of Glen Ridge requires proof of insurance for all functions. Proof of insurance must be provided to the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center office no later than ten business days prior to your event. FAILURE TO DELIVER PROOF OF REQUIRED INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF RESERVATION.
Disqualifying factors for facility rentals
Use is considered contrary to the Borough's best interest
Misrepresentation of rental information
Previously caused or allowed damage to Borough property
History of unacceptable conduct
If number of rentals exceeds more than two time per month
Rental disrupts the normal operations of the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center
The Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center maintains a "No Refund" policy. Credit may be issued, however, if you provide 48 hour advance notice of your cancellation. Credit may be used toward another rental at the facility within a one year period. The Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center makes every effort to remain open during inclement weather. If the facility must cancel an event because of severe weather conditions, you will receive a full refund.
Reservations are booked with specific start and conclusion times. When making reservations, you should be certain that the time frame you book includes ample time to set-up and break-down your event. The Center can accommodate up to 85 people, but this number will decrease as buffet tables, etc. are included. A limited number of tables and chairs will be provided. No food, beverages, decorations or equipment may be stored before or after your event. Renters may request that Darwin Street be closed to traffic during functions taking place on Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM only. Please keep in mind that use of Darwin Street will not increase the number of people the Center can accommodate.
You are required to clean-up, remove all equipment and vacate the building by the designated conclusion time. It is your responsibility to restore the facility to the condition in which it was rented. You must supply trash bags. You are responsible for the complete clean-up and disposal of garbage/trash in the containers provided outside the perimeter of the building. Brooms, vacuums, and wet mops are available. No food, liquor or equipment may be stored overnight. After the event, The Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center staff will inspect the facility. Any damages to the room caused by your group, or unsatisfactory clean-up will be charged to you.
You may decorate the area you have rented, but decorations may not be taped, glued, stapled, or nailed to any part of the walls, ceilings, windows, or light fixtures, and care should be taken to remove them so that there is no damage to the facility. Helium filled balloons must be secured and removed at the conclusion of your event. No confetti allowed. You must discuss your plans to use any decorations with the Glen Ridge Recreation Coordinator at the time is booked.
You may cater your event at The Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center. Please be aware that there is no refrigerator available. Cooking is prohibited. Use of coffee making machines must be authorized. Beer and wine is permitted but hard liquor is prohibited. You must discuss your catering plans with the Glen Ridge Recreation Coordinator at the time your event is booked.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of The Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center.
You are responsible for the conduct of those attending your event. Children must be supervised by adults at all times. Any damage to the facility or theft of Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center property on the part of an attendee will be charged to your group.
In Case of Emergency
In case of emergency only, call Jim Cowan (973) 960-4036.
Directions to the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center
228 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
From the West: Route 280 East to Exit 8B (Cedar Grove, Prospect Ave.) to Bloomfield Avenue. Right on Bloomfield Avenue through Montclair into Glen Ridge; make a right onto Ridgewood Avenue, the Center is the renovated train station, first building on the right.
From the East: Route 23 to Bloomfield Avenue. Left on Bloomfield Avenue through Montclair into Glen Ridge; make a right onto Ridgewood Avenue, the Center is the renovated train station, first building on the right.
From the North: Parkway South, Exit 151 (Watchung Ave.), right off exit onto Watchung Ave., at third light turn left onto Ridgewood Ave., through three traffic lights (cross Bloomfield Ave. at third light), the Center is the renovated train station, first building on the right.
From the South: Parkway North, Exit 148 (Bloomfield Ave.), stay to left making jug-handle, turning right onto Bloomfield Avenue; at sixth traffic light (Ridgewood Ave.) turn left onto Ridgewood Avenue, the Center is the renovated train station, first building on the right.