First Friends

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About the Program

First Friends is a municipally sponsored playgroup, run by volunteer parents, for River Vale children ages 1 - 5.

The children, as well as their parents, have the opportunity to meet new families and make new friends. The children participate in songs, crafts and other age appropriate activities as well as many special events throughout the year.

Playgroups meet once weekly at the River Vale Senior/Community Center at 628 Rivervale Road from September - June. Groups do not meet when the River Vale Public Schools are closed.

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO BE A GROUP LEADER!  Parent involvement is crucial to the success of the program.  Click on the email link for more information on being a leader.


  • Shannon Ruck


Update 8/3/23:  Registration is now closed for the Sunday and Tuesday groups.  There are still a few spots left in the Monday group. Click here to register.


If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

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2023 - 2024 Schedule

Age Sunday Monday
1-3 Year Olds
  10:00 am - 11:30 am
1-5 Year Olds
9:00 am - 10:30 am

10:00 am - 11:30 am