First Friends

About the Program

First Friends is a municipally sponsored playgroup, run by volunteer parents, for children ages 1 - 5.

The children, as well as their parents, have the opportunity to meet new families and make new friends. The children participate in songs, crafts and other age appropriate activities as well as many special events throughout the year

Playgroups meet once weekly from September - May. Children ages 1 - 3 meet for 1 hour. Children ages 3 - 5 meet for 1.5 hours. Groups do not meet on Wednesdays, nor do they meet when the River Vale Public Schools are closed.


  • Amy Dahl


Registration for 2016-2017 is online only via Community Pass starting May 13.


If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

2016- 2017 Schedule

Age Monday Tuesday Thursday
1-2 Year Olds
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

2-4 Year Olds

9:30-11:00 a.m.

3-4 Year Olds

4-5 Year Olds

1:30-2:45 p.m.

1-5 Year Olds

9-10 a.m.