Recreation Parks & Public Property: Commissioner Thomas DiMaggio, Director

Chess Clinic

Commissioner Tom DiMaggio, Director of the Department of Parks & Recreation, will be running a Chess Clinic, hosted by the Hudson County Chess Association.  The four-week Clinic will be free to all Lyndhurst residents and will run each Saturday in October from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 PM.

The Clinic will be directed by Peter Croce, whose students have won at the NJ State Championships for the past 15 years.  These lessons will not only prepare the students for tournaments, but they will receive a Chess certificate which will allow them to participate in the first Lyndhurst Chess Tournament scheduled for Sunday, November 6th.

To find out more about the Clinic and to download the registration form, please visit:

Mommy & Me Swim Lessons

The Department of Parks and Recreation, under the direction of Commissioner Tom DiMaggio, is offering a parent/baby swim class at the Lyndhurst Community Pool!  Classes are for babies and one parent to get used to the water while singing and playing games.

The half hour classes are given on Saturday at 9:00 AM, starting October 1st, 2016.  Registrations will only be taken at the Lyndhurst Parks Department, 250 Cleveland Avenue.  The six-class session will cost $100.  Space is limited to 15 registrants and will be taken on a first come, first accepted basis.  Registration deadline is Thursday, September 29th.

That’s Amore - An Afternoon in Italy

Commissioner Tom DiMaggio, Director of the Department of Parks & Recreation is running a trip to the Brownstone for an “Afternoon in Italy” on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016.  The bus will leave from the NJ Transit lot by the Shoprite at 10:30 AM and will return by 3:30 PM.

Enjoy focaccia bread, Caesar salad, Pasta, Chicken Cacciatore, two complimentary drinks, dessert, coffee, tea and soda while listening to the sounds of Frank, Dean and other Italian favorites.  Tickets are $45 and includes transportation.  Tip is not included, however.  Suggested tip is $1.00 per person which you leave on your table.

Only 30 tickets are available, so please call the Parks Department at (201) 804-2482 or email if you would be interested.