Meet new people in smaller social settings

Members may participate in any Interest Group by contacting the Interest Group Leader at any time during the Newcomers year. Learn more about the groups below.


Book Club:
Meet at a member’s home every month to discuss the book and enjoy great conversation!
Ridgewood Newcomers Book Club


Dining Out:
Do you love food, friends, and going out to eat? Come dine with other Ridgewood foodies at local restaurants!
Sarah Macone
Kate Hlavacek


Game Night:
Come solo or with your favorite partner to play board games at members’ homes.
Sarah Burton

If you’d be interested in chairing this interest group please contact Elissa Hyne.


Health & Wellness Club:
Enjoy organized walks, runs, and fitness classes throughout the month.
Melissa Cournoyer
Julia Sharkey Buckley


Men’s Night Out:
A great way to meet other men who are new to the community.
Mike Tesser
Daglas Panchal
Terrence Gregersen


Playgroups:
Meet local families and children at playgroups that take place during the week and on the weekends.
Alexis Dallara-Marsh


The Calm Before The Storm:
No kids? No problem! Events at local restaurants and members’ homes make it easy to meet other couples in town.

If you’d be interested in chairing this interest group please contact Elissa Hyne.


Working Women:
Connect with other working women in the area at monthly dinners.
Jessica Rivkin Larson
Filomena Lepore Taylor
Nisha Sikder


Ladies Night Out:
Gather at different local restaurants for spirits and conversation.
Lauren Jester
Catherine Fulton Walsh