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Due to the expected inclement weather for Saturday, October 1 we are rescheduling the outdoor showing of MONSTERS, INC. to Saturday, October 8 at 6:45PM. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Fall is upon us! Come out and enjoy the crisp, fall air under the stars for a FREE outdoor movie at Municipal Field in downtown Chester. This movie will be Halloween inspired and suitable for young children through adults. Bring a chair, a cozy blanket, and your favorite movie snacks. In the case of inclement weather please check our Facebook page @ChesterRecreation for up to the minute details. Come dressed in costume and get a prize!
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Rain date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Time: 6:45PM/Sundown
Location: Municipal Field, 134 Main Street, Chester, NJ
Cost: FREE


Come Trick-or-Treat in a safe, family friendly location at Chubb Park with music, fun, and contests. Decorate your car’s trunk & hand out treats as children parade by! Prizes awarded for best decorated trunk and best costumes for children, adults, and pets on leashes. See flyer for additional event details and registration information. Sponsored by Chester Township.
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Rain Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022 (3PM start)
Time: 4PM-6:15PM
Location: Chubb Park, 290 West Main Street, Chester, NJ
Cost: $5 per vehicle 


Join the Chester Lions Club & Chester Recreation at the Children’s Halloween Parade in downtown Chester! The parade and activities will begin at Municipal Field Gazebo and end with refreshments at the Community Presbyterian Church. Come in your Halloween best! Trophies will be awarded for best costumes, most original, and funniest. Snacks & goodie bags, too!
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022 – Rain or Shine!
Time: 10AM
Age: Children grades 0-5
Location: Municipal Field Gazebo, 134 Main Street, Chester, NJ
Cost: FREE

CSI: Crime Scene Investigator Workshop

Registration is now open for our CSI: Crime Scene Investigator Workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 9AM-4PM.  Class will explore STEM concepts relating to Forensics and solving Crime Scenes. The lecture, labs, and exercises will cover many “CSI” topics including: collecting, analyzing, and classifying fingerprints, creating and examining blood spatter patterns, casting footprints, and so much more! This is a hands-on and interactive enrichment class for students. Current or former Detectives teach this exciting class! Find out more @ NationalCSIcamp.org.

CSI Weekend Trailer

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 9AM-4PM
Age: Grades 6-12
Location: The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ
Cost: $90


Join us at Chester’s Annual Tree Lighting in historic downtown Chester, NJ. This exciting holiday event will include live music and FREE refreshments. Special guest appearance by the one and only Santa Claus!
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: Municipal Field Gazebo, 134 Main Street
5PM – 7PM