Art Exhibition at Library – ‘In Chester’

Come see the June Art Exhibition titled “In Chester” now on display at the Chester Library.

The Chester NJ Artists Network is a group of artists from Chester and the surrounding community who gather with the intent on thinking creatively, honing and developing artistic skills, and supporting each other’s self expressive endeavors with socializing and having fun. The group is comprised of various level adult artists, some with art training and some who have never picked up a paintbrush. We welcome all to come together and participate and share our own individual unique gifts of experience to enhance each of our members’ artistic journey. We work in a variety of mediums while building artistic skills with offering wonderful tips and tricks to help encourage and train our participants eyes and hands “to see” while they develop their own creative and artistic style.

The group origins began three years ago by the Chester Borough Recreation Director as a way to make art accessible and affordable to all. In its’ infancy there were four eager regular participants meeting up at the Rockefeller Building on Main Street and has quickly outgrown that space to a group of over 24 weekly artists. The group gathers every Tuesday morning from 10am-12pm at the Field House Jan-June and Sept –Dec, taking a summer break July & August.  The group has expanded to provide evening art classes by popular request which meets Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm at the Field House.

Chester NJ Artists Network strives to be inclusive to all, enlightened and participatory in artists’ adventures, and connected with our community.  That is why our latest art installation for June features artwork created by our artists in class featuring all Chester subject matter. All pictures in this exhibit titled “In Chester” were inspired by a location in Chester, whether it is a meadow, a town feature or icon, a hiking path, or historic building.

The group is provided by Chester Recreation and continues to operate as a self funded operation with all the fees collected going back into art supplies and instructor fees as needed.

Please feel free to connect with our group on Facebook by searching “Chester NJ Artists Network”.  You may also request to receive weekly e-mails and reminder by sending notification to the Recreation Director at or

Thank you and enjoy the Chester NJ Artists Network Art Exhibit Titled “In Chester”

Warm regards

Maxine Finney

Summer Rec Camp Registration now open

Summer Rec Camp – priority registration for Chester residents is taking place now until 4/3.  Regular camp registration opens 4/3/17.

To register please visit

You can easily register online at any time, day or night.

Camp employment application deadline 3/31/17 

Scholarship applications – now accepting, deadline 4/15/17


Chester Rec Camp has a limited number of partial scholarships available. Please complete the scholarship application in its entirety and return to Recreation Director, 1 Parker Rd., Chester NJ 07930 or email to:
Deadline for applications is 4/15/17.

Sponsor a Child

Would you or your company like to donate to send a kid to camp? Please email or call 908-879-5100 x 825 for more info and how you can make a difference in the life of a child!

Employment Opportunity

Chester Township Recreation Summer Day Camp is now accepting applications for employment. Kindly fill out this application and send it to the Recreation Director by the deadline of March 31, 2017. Mail to: Recreation Director, Chester Township, 1 Parker Rd., Chester NJ 07930 or e-mail to:

Openings on Chester Borough Commissions

Chester Borough has openings on the following committees / commissions. Open to Chester Borough residents only.

Shade Tree Commission
Board of Health
Water Resources and Sewer
Environmental/Open Space

If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please contact Mayor Hoven at

There are also openings on the Recreation Commission. If you are interested, please contact