Adult Recreation enjoys TILT Museum, T-Shirt Making, and Arcades

Fifteen adults are standing across a colorful painted scene that looks like the inside of an arcade game, with buttons and joysticks. Across the top are the words "Super Arcade."

Participants in The Arc of Essex County’s Adult Recreation programs enjoyed a bustling April that featured a variety of engaging activities.

On April 7, a Community Inclusion group took a trip to the incredible TILT Museum at American Dream, where they explored the interactive 3D exhibits and stepped into optical illusions painted by world-renowned urban art master Tracy Stum. Whether surfboard riding or jumping into a video game screen, every stop on the visit featured an imaginative adventure.

The following week, a group gathered at Studio Arc on April 14 for a t-shirt making session, where they created patriotic shirts with their own chosen designs. Using fabric paint and stencils, the group showcased their creativity with wearable art that reflected their personal style.

In addition, the Saturday Respite Group took a trip to Yestercade in Westfield on April 20, where they played billiards, air hockey, and retro arcade games together.

If your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities is interested in educational programming, community experiences, seasonally themed events, or weekend group respite programs, you can learn more about all of these activities at The Arc’s Recreation Services page, and view the Spring-Summer Recreation Catalog. Activities include crafting at Studio Arc, trips to Point Pleasant Boardwalk and to Lake Hopatcong, seasonal parties, and more. Contact Assistant Director of Adult Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1272 or for more information.