The New Jersey Coalition for Education and Positive Choices (NJC4EPC) is pleased to announce that Friday Nights at Mennen Arena are back.  Grab your friends and kick off 10 straight weekends on the ice.

“The NJC4EPC will be featuring incredible local businesses and organizations each week, to help welcome back families and support our small businesses. Our partnerships with world class fitness and martial arts studios will support a health and fitness initiative,” Hanover Township Deputy Mayor Thomas “Ace” Gallagher said.

The entire program will run ten consecutive weekends starting Friday, January 14th through March 18th.   Friday nights at Mennen include reduction in the price of admission and skate rental from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM , while enjoying a  night of skating to the music of The Great DJ Earl.  The total cost of each night will be $7.00 per person (normally $12.00).   Mennen Arena has a snack bar which will be open all night throughout the evening.  Please note that snacks are not included in the price of admission.   Mennen Arena is located at 161 Hanover Avenue in Morristown.

This immensely popular initiative by The New Jersey Coalition for Education and Positive Choices, in conjunction with Mennen Arena will provide families, especially children, with an opportunity to have fun with their friends in a safe, chaperoned, healthy, drug- free environment.

Many of our nights will have a different theme with the goal of not only entertaining our children at a time of year when outdoor activities are limited, but also creating interest in new activities, hobbies and possible future career opportunities to which they might not have otherwise been exposed.

Some of our programs include:

  • Law Enforcement Night

Many township police departments and law enforcement agencies will be on hand to display equipment, explain its purpose and most important, allow our youngsters to meet and greet true heroes.

  • Fire Fighter Night
  • Martial Arts and Fitness Night
  • Dance Night
  • Photo ID’s supplied by Morris County Sheriff’s Department free for any child who would like one.

More to come as Friday Nights at Mennen Arena Returns.  For additional information on these events, please check local newspapers and visit the NJC4EPC’s new website at www.njc4epc.


The NJ Coalition for Education and Positive Choices is a non-profit, Jefferson State Award recipient comprised of educators, law enforcement, municipal and school officials, and community-minded volunteers from Morris and neighboring NJ counties dedicated to combatting substance abuse in all its forms through education and guidance in making positive choices for healthy lifestyles.  For more information about the Coalition and how to join, please e-mail