NEWARK, NJ - Cooling centers and public pools in the city will be available to residents as temperatures today are expected to climb to about 94 degrees. 

In addition to the list below, all branches of the Newark Public Library are also serving as cooling stations, the city said. Hours of operations may be found online

The city reminded residents to drink plenty of fluids and to wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing. Strenuous activities should also be rescheduled to cooler temperatures during the morning or evening hours, the city recommended. 

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Seniors and young children are especially susceptible to heat-related illnesses. The city said to call 911 if you or someone you know is suffering from heat exhaustion, heatstroke or other heat-related illnesses. 

COOLING STATIONS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

  • Bethany Baptist Church Senior Center, 275 West Market St. (entrance: 58 Hartford St.) – M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Kenneth Gibson/Sharpe James Aquatic Recreation Center, 226 Rome St. – M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Vince Lombardi Center of Hope, 201 Bloomfield Ave. – M-F, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Nellie Grier Senior Center, 98-104 Maple Ave. – M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COOLING STATIONS FOR ALL RESIDENTS (Recreational Centers and Public Pools)

  • John F. Kennedy Aquatic Center, 211 West Kinney St., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Hayes Park West, 179 Boyd St., M-F, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Kenneth Gibson/Sharpe James Aquatic Recreation Center, 226 Rome St.– M-F, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Rotunda Recreational Center, 75 Clifton Ave., M-F –  9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saint Peter’s Recreational Center/Bo Porter Sports Complex, 378 Lyons Ave. – M-F, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Boylan Recreational Center, 916 South Orange Ave.–  M-F, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.