Newark Water Crisis

Newark residents needing water and transportation to water distribution centers, please see this.

NJ Cooling Centers

Staying Cool in Hot Weather

Throughout the warmer weather our staff is dedicated to updating our list of cooling centers. We will only include sites that we have received from official authorities such as state, county or municipal offices of emergency management. As we receive this information, it is posted.  If you are not seeing cooling centers open in your county in the list below, it is because we have not yet received the information. In the meantime, consider visiting libraries, shopping malls, recreation centers, senior centers, municipal buildings and other air-conditioned spaces that are open to the public. These are good alternatives in every county if you are looking for a place to cool down.  Learn more about summer heat.

Cooling Centers List

This is an extensive list of all available cooling centers organized by county. Use the filter to help find centers in your area.

Essex

Glen Ridge Library

Location

240 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ
Phone: 973-748-5482
Open:

Mon and Wed 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu and Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Irvington Counseling Center

Location

21 Wagner Place
Irvington, NJ
Phone: 973-399-3132
Open:

Please call to confirm the hours and days of operation.

This center is open during power outages only.

Irvington Neighborhood

Location

346 16th Avenue
Irvington, NJ
Phone: 973-416-0916
Open:

24/7 assistance available at this location

Accepts single men and women

Effective July 17th - July 22nd

Fairmont Shelter

Location

22 Fairmont Ave
Newark, NJ
Phone: 973-643-7705
Open:

24/7 assistance available at this location

Accepts single men and women

Effective July 17th - July 22nd