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Founded in 1944, Dads’ Night is a Ridgewood-based charity focused on three main pillars, family – friends – community. We support and raise funds for the Somerville and Hawes elementary communities while providing additional support to greater Ridgewood when the need arises.

Split evenly between our schools and funding items from teacher requests to playgrounds and everything in between, Dads’ Night raises money annually through family-friendly fundraising events hosted throughout the year. These events include dad and me mini-golf, a summer family picnic, softball tournament, golf outing, husband and wife dinner dance, turkey, toy, and blood drives. Our largest fundraiser is a 3-hour show written, directed, produced, and performed by… you got it, dads.

This family-friendly organization is 100% volunteer-driven with no commitment. You get out what you put into the organization and after a long winter cooped up in the house and quarantining for over a year, it’s time to get out there, spread your wings, and meet some other dads.

Even if you don’t feel like getting up on stage, we’re always looking for dads to get involved behind the scenes. However you get involved, your kids are going to think you’re awesome for being a part of it. And you’ll have some built-in friends that you can borrow tools from as well.

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