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All-Ages Structured Play Group Session

  • The Crane House 110 Orange Road Montclair, NJ, 07042 United States (map)

The Montclair History Center is happy to participate in Montclair Bounce by opening our "home" to the community. Please join us for an all ages structured group play session. You don't need to bring a thing, just your willingness to be playful and have fun! Colleen Martinez is a Montclair resident who uses group play in her work with people of all ages. Join her for an hour of interactive play on Thursday June 6 at 4 pm at the Crane House and Historic YWCA where Colleen will lead the group through a series of good old fashioned games and activities that will bring enjoyment to participants young, old, and in between. Bring a child (5 and over will benefit the most, but all are welcome), caregiver, parent, friend or neighbor, or attend on your own and make some new friends. THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT - parents and caregivers benefit from play, too, and your kids will love playing with you!

Space is limited to the first 25 people who register, please reserve one slot for each individual attending, and please only sign up if you will attend. If your plans change, please let us know. This is a rain or shine event, and there is no cost to attend.. Optional donations to Toni's Kitchen will be accepted. All are welcome. We look forward to playing together. Register here:

About the facilitator
Dr. Colleen Daly Martinez holds a PhD in Social Work, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. A 21 year resident of Montclair, she enjoys volunteerism and community organizing, which is what prompted her to start the local Facebook group Share Montclair, which now has over 6,400 members. As an educator and mental health professional, Colleen had been using play as a way to build relationship and connection for more than 24 years. She is a highly sought-after presenter and a published author on the benefits of play and play therapy. She is excited to participate in Montclair Bounce, and looks forward to playing together with you!

For more information, contact Colleen Martinez at