Northern New Jersey Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

NNJ Blue Hens Welcome to the Neighborhood

Thursday, September 28
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

City Bistro (56 14th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030)

$8 advance registration - includes first drink and appetizers
$10 at the door - includes appetizers

Show your UD pride and kick off the fall with fellow Blue Hens at a networking happy hour in our private bar space at City Bistro in Hoboken! We will be welcoming new alumni to the neighborhood — all current and new UD grads are welcome to attend and share knowledge of the area with the newest arrivals.

Your first drink is on us (with advance registration) as are light appetizers. Drink specials continue through the evening.

Please feel free to mingle and purchase additional food and drinks on your own and check out the rooftop bar!

Refund deadline is September 21, 2017.

Thanks to the UDAA for their generous support of this event!

This event is open to alumni and their guests age 21 and older.

Registration closes September 26, 2017. Walk-ins are welcome but early registration is encouraged!

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Day at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, October 7
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052)

$12 Adults
$10 Children age 2-12
Free for children 2 and under

Bring your families for an opportunity to explore the Turtle Back Zoo with other Northern New Jersey Blue Hens. There will be ample opportunities for UD alumni to gather and mingle throughout the zoo exhibits and in the shade of a covered picnic pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., which we'll stock with light snacks, crafts and great conversation.

Attendees are welcome to arrive at zoo opening (10:00 a.m.) and remain until closing (4:00 p.m.).

Turtle Back Zoo is committed to providing an enriching recreational experience that fosters excellence in wildlife education and wildlife conservation, so that present and future generations are inspired to understand, appreciate and protect the fragile interdependence of all living things.

Refund deadline is September 18, 2017.

Registration closes October 3, 2017. Registration is encouraged so we have a head count, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Hike at Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Saturday, October 14
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ramapo Valley County Reservation (608 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430)

Cost: Free

Join fellow Blue Hens and their families on a scenic 4-mile hike of the Vista Loop Trail at the Ramapo Valley Reservation during the peak of fall’s changing leaves with three panoramic views of the surrounding reservation.

This is a fairly easy hike (good for beginning hikers, but interesting enough for experienced ones). Please pack your own lunch and water. It is approximately 4 miles round-trip and should take about 2 hours (2.5 with our stop for lunch).

We will gather near the parking lot; look for Blue and Gold pom poms! Detailed contact information will be shared with registered attendees before the hike. The group will wait up to 15 minutes before departing on the hike. If you must cancel, please let us know, so we are not waiting for you.

This is a weather-dependent event. We will communicate ahead of time if there is inclement weather that would affect the hike. RAIN DATE due to inclement weather is Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Public Transportation:
Bus: Short Line offers bus service from Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to Ramapo College, which is located about a half mile north of the park entrance on Route 202. For schedule information, go to (use "Mahwah" for destination, click, then select "Ramapo College"). Only limited service is available on weekends.

Onsite parking is available.

Registration closes October 12, 2017. Registration is encouraged so we have a head count, but walk-ins are welcome.

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ZogSports Kickball Team - Fall 2017

Are you looking to get active and make some new friends all at the same time? Join Northern New Jersey alumni as we form a ZogSports Kickball team for this upcoming fall season! The season runs from the second week in September to the week of November 13. We are looking to play for fun, so don't worry, prior experience isn't required!

The league will run for 6-7 weeks with 60-minute games at Momma Johnson Field (4th and Jackson, Hoboken, NJ 07030). Games will be between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and will rotate between Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Teams are limited to 18 players, so please make sure to express interest quickly! Games are 11 v. 11, and 5 female players per team must be on the field at a time.

Please note the Northern New Jersey Club will not cover costs, and players are expected to pay for their own registration ($110 if registered by August 10, $150 after that date).

For all details on how to register for our team, please click below. Contact Jessi Gerowitz if you have any questions.

If you drive to Hoboken you will need to pay for street parking. 

Get Involved

Do you want to help plan an event for Blue Hens in the area? The North New Jersey Alumni Club averages 7-8 events a year. We are always looking for ideas for events and volunteers to help plan them! We’ll promote them with Blue Hens in the area. If you are interested, email or call (302) 831-2341.

Your club volunteer leaders are:
President, David Alick, AS94
Vice President, Erik Sengel, BE06
Special Events Chair, Colby Janisch, EG06
Young Alumni Co-Chair, Jessi Gerowitz, AS16
Young Alumni Co-Chair, Amanda Spence, AS16
Communications Co-Chair, Kelly Reidy, AS11
Communications Co-Chair, Allison Schachtel, EHD11
Treasurer, William Bratowicz, AS12
Regional Giving Chair, Lauren Eagle, BE00

Past events have included:

  • Blue Hen Beach Party
  • NY Red Bulls vs. NYC Football Club Major League Soccer Game
  • Blue Hens Celebrate Spring with a Happy Hour at Finnegan's Pub
  • Rock Climbing Fun
  • Mingling With Matisse
  • Cooking Class with North Jersey Blue Hens
  • LA Kings vs NJ Devils Ice Hockey with Pre-game Reception
  • North Jersey Alumni Hike - Jockey Hollow
  • Blue Hen Happy Hour & Tap Takeover at the Ale House
  • Spring Hike at Pyramid Mountain with NNJ Blue Hens
  • Blue Hen Cooking School at Hudson Table
  • Blue Hen Football Watch Party
  • Happy Hour at Teak
  • NNJ Alumni Hike - Pyramid Mountain
  • Barefoot Grape Stomping (& Dinner)
  • UD Alumni Baseball Series: Somerset Patriots Baseball and BBQ
  • New York Red Bulls Soccer
  • Happy Hour to Meet the Blue Hen Founders of 902 Brewing Company
  • Meadowlands Race Day
  • An Evening of Conversations & Connections
  • Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees
  • An Evening of Conversations and Connections
  • NJ Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Game & Reception
  • Zog Dodgeball – Weeknights in Hoboken with
  • Bowling in Morristown at Plaza Lanes
  • Art & Blue Hens at the Int'l Center of Photography in NYC with UD President Pat Harker
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Show
  • Halloween River Cruise on the East & Hudson Rivers
  • UD Day of Service: Cleanup Hudson River Waterfront
  • NJ Devils Hockey Game + Reception
  • Conversations & Connections with NYC Alumni
  • Tailgate at Far Hills Race Meeting “The Hunt”
  • UD Day of Service at the Hoboken
  • Family Day at the Turtle Back Zoo
  • Happy Hour at TEAK on the Hudson
  • NJ Jackals vs. NY Federals

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