New field trips in offing for Walker School teens

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci, director of the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation, is sending an e-mail survey to John H. Walker Middle School parents and students to help develop new and exciting programs for the youngsters.

Through this survey, the department is hoping to gain input on specific trips and programs that can be scheduled throughout the year to keep teens busy.

“It has been a challenge through the years to develop programs that will capture teenage interest,” Tucci said.  “We are going directly to the source to get the feedback we need to create fun, teen-based activities to keep our youth safe and social.”

A special trip, open to Nutley junior high school students only, has been scheduled on Friday, Oct. 19, to the Jekyll and Hyde Club in New York City. Encounter bizarre characters such as Claw the Gargoyle, Tobias the Werewolf, Dreadmina the Vampire or a genuine Egyptian mummy. Witness the incredible re-animation of Frankenstein’s Monster or the mysterious transformation of Dr. Jekyll into the horrifying Mr. Hyde. Something unusual happens every 10 minutes. For more information, visit:

The deadline to register is Oct. 1. For detailed fees and information, please visit  Space is limited and online registrations only will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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