Editor's Note: The threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many organizations to re-think / change their programming plans based on precautionary guidance provided by the CDC, local and State Health Department officials and the medical community at large. TAPinto Summit will gather all scheduling changes submitted and periodically publish them as a community service. If you or your organization has a postponement or cancelation, send it gelliott@tapinto.net.

SUMMIT, NJ - Numerous programs, events and activities -- both within Summit and adjacent to the Hilltop City -- in adjacent have been postponed or canceled as a precautionary measure related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Announcements made to date include:

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City of Summit Department of Community Programs

Canceling all special events and programs at the Summit Community Center for the next 30 days or until at least April 12. The Senior Lounge at the Community Center is closed, and all after school clubs, activities and open gym programs (for all ages) are canceled until further notice. After school programs and activities for youth, including Share the Fun Club, will resume when Summit Public Schools are back in session.

The annual PAL Egg Hunt on April 4 that is held on the Summit Village Green has been canceled. 

Canceled Programs for Seniors

  • Yoga on Monday at 12PM and Mah Jongg at 1 p.m.
  • T’ai Chi on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
  • Mah Jongg on Thursday at 10AM and Forever Fit at 1:15 p.m.
  • Yoga  on Friday at 9:30AM Bingo on March 13 at 1 p.m.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on March 17 at 12 p.m.
  • Union County History Class on March 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Painting Workshop on April 7 at 10 a.m.  
  • Pickleball classes

Canceled Programs for Youth

  • Elementary Drawing
  • Lego Motorized Building
  • Cartooning
  • Magic Secrets
  • Sign Language

The start of volleyball, cheerleading and fencing programs is postponed until school reopens.

Canceled TryCAN Programs

  • TryCAN cooking
  • CommuniPlay
  • TryCAN Social Skills
  • TryCAN Reading

The start of Social Skills, Yoga Dance and Movement is postponed until school reopens.

Canceled Open Gym Programs

  • Yoga on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Zumba on Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Basketball, futsal, pickleball, badminton, little kid open gym, and open game room time

All building rentals and meetings at the Community Center are canceled.

For more information about program cancellations, please call the Department of Community Programs at 908-277-2932 or contact dguidajr@cityfosummit.org.

Seraph Brass Concert at Calvary Episcopal Church

Originally scheduled for March 14, from 7 - 8:15 p.m.

Summit Junior Baseball & Softball Board Meeting

Originally schedule for March 24

Summit Soccer Club

All club activities canceled until further notice.

Watchung Stable

Watchung Stable will be closed to the public for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13. All scheduled classes and events are canceled, and drop-in visitors are not permitted.

Persons who board horses at the stable will be allowed regular access in order to care for their horses, and must adhere to basic guidelines for preventing person-to-person spread of the virus, including frequent handwashing and social distancing. At this time there is no evidence that horses can contract COVID-19.

Boarders will receive written instructions from Watchung Stable staff regarding guidelines for COVID-19 prevention, and may call the stable at 908-789-3665 for additional information. Members of the public can contact the stable at stablequestions@ucnj.org.

Women's Suffrage Event

The free performance of 'Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in Woman Suffrage' has been canceled. The event was organized through the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, and was to be held on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Museum Carriage House at Kean University in Union Township.

In consideration of the potential spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in New Jersey, a free screening of the documentary Girl Connected has been cancelled. The event was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19 from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Freeholder Meeting Room at the Union County Administration Building in Elizabeth.

'Girl Connected' Documentary

The screening -- a project of the Union County Office of Community Engagement and Diversity, and the Union County Office on Women -- originally schedule for March 19 has been canceled.