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Upcoming Newark Riverfront events

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Friends of Riverfront Park meeting, 6-7:30 pm at the Riverbank Park Field House. These meetings provide a forum for everyone with an interest in the park to bring their ideas, proposals, concerns, and energy. The Friends are dedicated to developing programs to fill Newark’s riverfront with positive activity, ensuring public safety, and making sure that everyone in Newark has a reason to come check out the city’s newest riverfront parks.

Friday, September 19, 2014
Riverfront House Dance Party with DJ Omar Abdallah, 7 pm, Orange Sticks.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
2nd Ironbound Multicultural Festival at Orange Sticks, 1-5 pm. Download full schedule or call Councilman Amador’s office at (973) 733-3665 for more information.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Riverfront Yoga, 6-7 pm at the Riverfront Meadow (Enter park at Raymond Blvd and Brill St, take right and circle around to the Meadow.) Bring a mat or blanket. Free & open to the public.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Riverfront Zumba, 6-7 pm at the Riverfront Meadow (Enter park at Raymond Blvd and Brill St, take right and circle around to the Meadow.) Free & open to the public.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Newark Boat Tours, 10 am & 12 pm. Join the movement to the river for a fun and affordable boat tour. Tours travel 7 miles of Newark’s riverfront. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $15 for general tickets, $5 for Newark residents. To purchase, call (201) 341–8311 or email newarkriverfront [at] gmail.com with the date and time of the tour you’d like.

Download full 2014 event calendar.
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House Returns to the Riverfront!

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Newark’s own DJ Omar Abdallah Spins House at the Orange Sticks

On four Fridays this summer, Grandmothers, lovebirds, and you will have the chance to get down, groove, and make moves by the Orange Sticks.

Newark Riverfont House Parties at the Orange Sticks with DJ Omar Abdallah
Fridays 7-9 pm on June 20, July 25, August 22, August 29, and September 19 September 26
At the Orange Sticks along Raymond Blvd between Van Buren & Somme Streets (map)

**Please not that August 22 date has been rescheduled to August 29 due to weather**

Check out a video of last September’s inaugural Riverfront House Party.
Bring blankets & lawnchairs for maximum relaxation! Free and open to the public.
Call (201) 341-8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival for more information.

UPDATE! Video & photos from 6/20/14 Riverfront House Party

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Photos from 7/25/14 Riverfront House Party

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Photo from 8/29/14 Riverfront House Party 
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Newark Movie Mixtape

Cities exist in brick & concrete but also live as dream images and fantasy locations. On Friday, September 12, 2014, come to Newark’s riverfront for the debut of Newark Movie Mixtape, a composition of over 20 feature films, promotional clips, music videos, and more featuring Newark & Newarkers. From silent shorts made by Thomas Edison (1890s) to Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Brian De Palma’s Wise Guys (1986). and the “Wrong Side of the Tracks” video by the Artifacts (1994), this screening shows Newark over the course of a century. Come relax on the River-Watching Hill and see 20 real & imaginary Newarks projected against the skyline.

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Newark Riverfront Revival, Rutgers University, Newark, & Rutgers University, Newark History Department present:

Newark Movie Mixtape
Friday, September 12, 2014
Movie begins just after sundown
Newark Riverfront Park at the Orange Sticks (see map)
Raymond Blvd between Van Buren & Somme Streets
Free & open to the public
Bring blankets & lawnchairs for maximum relaxation!

RSVP via Facebook and call (201) 341-8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival for more information. The Orange Sticks at Newark Riverfront Park are near 1 Somme Street, Newark, NJ 07105, a 10-minute walk from Newark Penn Station. The NJ Transit #1 bus stops at Ferry & Fillmore, 3 blocks from the park. Free public parking is available along Raymond Blvd between Somme & Van Buren Streets or near the Riverfront Park Sports Fields at the corner of Raymond Blvd & Freeman Street, a 10-minute walk.

Download flyer here.

**********************FULL MIXTAPE LABEL**********************
Newark Movie Mixtape
Curated by Whitney Strub and Damon Rich
Edited by Samantha Boardman

Sightseeing in Newark (John Dunnachie, 1927)
Wise Guys (Brian De Palma, 1986)
Death of a B-Boy (Willis Petrie, 2008)
With No One to Help Us (Eugene and Carole Marner,1967)
Dinner with an Assassin (Bobby Guions, 2005)
Writing on the Wall (Sandra King, 1984)
A Morning Alarm/Going to the Fire (Edison Manufacturing Co., 1896)
Whitney Houston, “How Will I Know” (1991)
1 P.M. (Jean-Luc Godard/D.A. Pennebaker/ Richard Leacock, 1972)
Day of the Fight (Stanley Kubrick, 1951)
The Street (Daniel Pyne and John Mankiewicz, 1988)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
Eminem, “Not Afraid” video (2010)
This is Newark, 1966 (1966)
Moving Target (Bobby Guions, 1999)
Meet Me in the Ironbound: A Love Story (Yuri Alves, 2014)
Ironbound Vampire (Karl Petry, 1997)
Newark Big Plans (2014)
“Move Jump Jack Your Body” (Kyze/Stump, 1989)
Janie’s Janie (Geri Ashur, 1972)
The Rink (Sarah Friedland, 2012)
Single Room Furnished (Matt Cimber, 1968)
Troublemakers (Robert Machover and Norm Fruchter, 1966)
“Ghosts of Zanzibar” video (Alias Rhythm, 2011)

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Newark Riverfront Latin Jazz with Frank and 3 To Clave

Come enjoy sounds of Latin Jazz from Frank and 3 to Clave at the Orange Sticks, led by Frank Villafañe and featuring Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Brazilian rhythms. The Diaspora comes together at Newark’s riverfront!

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Latin Jazz with Frank and 3 to Clave
Friday, September 5, 2014, 7 pm
Newark Riverfront Park Orange Sticks (see map)
Raymond Blvd between Van Buren & Somme Streets
Free & open to the public!
Bring lawnchairs, blankets, & picnic dinners!

Call (201) 341-8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival for more information. The Orange Sticks at Newark Riverfront Park are near 1 Somme Street, Newark, NJ 07105, a 10-minute walk from Newark Penn Station. The NJ Transit #1 bus stops at Ferry & Fillmore, 3 blocks from the park. Free public parking is available along Raymond Blvd between Somme & Van Buren Streets or near the Riverfront Park Sports Fields at the corner of Raymond Blvd & Freeman Street, a 10-minute walk.

See and hear a sample of the band.

Frank received his musical training here at Rutgers University where he studied with Kenny Barron, Walter Bishop Jr., Ted Dunbar and Frank Foster. Frank has shared the stage with such Latin Jazz luminaries as Eddie Palmieri, Richie Flores, Mario Rivera, Louis Romero, and Alfredo De La Fe.

Download flyer here.

Photos!

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Who’s digging the old Burger King site at Market & Prospect?

Curious about the environmental remediation work being done on both sides of Raymond Boulevard near Prospect Street? Read these sheets from PSEG to learn the deal.

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Informe sobre la recuperacion del predio donde se encontraban las instalaciones de la Market Street Gas y projecto de restauracion – Area D
Uma visao geral do antigo local de producao de gas Market Street, descontaminacao e projeto de restauracao – Area D
An Overview of the Former Market Street Gas Works Site Remediation and Restoration Project – Area D

Newark Riverfront Revival Seeks Program Director

Newark Riverfront Revival (NRR) seeks full-time Program Director

Newark Riverfront Revival (NRR) aims to connect every Newark resident to their river. Since 2008, NRR has built the constituency for Newark’s riverfront by taking hundreds of people on boat and walking tours, hosting concerts, dance parties, a gospel festival, dozens of outreach events, design education programs for youth, and a City Hall exhibition. Since 2012, NRR has worked with Essex County, the City of Newark, Ironbound Community Corporation, Friends of Riverfront Park, The Trust for Public Land, and other partners to build and program over 15 acres of riverfront parks, including a walking and biking trail, sports fields and courts, floating boat dock, riverfront boardwalk, playground and other settings for relaxation, picnics, exercise, and environmental education. In 2014, with major support from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program and others, NRR organized 63 events June through September engaging thousands of people. NRR pursues a broad vision of environmental justice for Newark residents and others in seeking to build a riverfront that reflects, nourishes, and sustains the city’s deepest traditions and diverse population. NRR especially seeks to increase the participation of historically marginalized people in decision-making about the future of Newark’s riverfront.

The Program Director will be responsible for supervising all aspects of the organization and will have primary responsibility for program development and fundraising to support and grow the organization’s $110,000 budget. The Program Director reports to the Newark Planning Director and Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark Riverfront Revival’s fiscal agent.

NRR has reached a critical point in its development and is poised to achieve its mission in new and broader ways. The ideal candidate for Program Director will demonstrate the vision, understanding, modesty, ingenuity, and hustle to take these efforts to a next level.

Responsibilities

—Oversee development and execution of programs and projects in pursuit of NRR’s mission, including Newark boat tours, walkshops, concerts, physical fitness classes, movie nights, festivals, and more Responsible for overseeing performers/facilitators, equipment, publicity, logistics, etc.
—Lead fundraising and development from public, corporate, philanthropic, and fee-for-service sources to raise the necessary resources to sustain and expand NRR’s work
—Oversee NRR’s finances and operations
—Cultivate partnerships with community-based organizations, environmental advocates, community development corporations, schools, private property owners, and others
—Communicate with broad range of stakeholders and general public
—Lead marketing efforts through both traditional and social media, as well as on-the-ground outreach (WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Mailchimp, and graphic design skills a plus)
—Work with Essex County, City of Newark, and others to monitor and troubleshoot park maintenance—Collaborate with Newark Planning Office, Ironbound Community Corporation, Friends of Riverfront Park, and other partners to set organizational goals and monitor/evaluate achievements
—Advance development of riverfront capital improvements in cooperation with property owners, community-based organizations, and government agencies
—Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum of BA in community development, environmental studies, or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience in community organizing, urban planning, or related field
  • Must be Newark resident
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Interest and/or background in planning for urban, waterfront, or institutional developments
  • Prior work experience with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Interest and/or background in urban park development and/or management
  • Excellent speaking and written communication skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese is a plus
  • Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply

To apply

Please submit your resumé and cover letter by August 29, 2014. Your cover letter should discuss how your education, training, work experience, and vision will complement NRR’s need for leadership and innovation. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references, and your salary history and expectations.

Newark Riverfront Revival
Program Director Search Committee
920 Broad Street Room 407
Newark, NJ 07102

By email: newarkriverfront [at] gmail [dot] com

For further information, please refer to NRR’s website at www.newarksriver.wordpress.com

Download job description & application instructions.

7/20 & 8/16 Paddle on the Passaic Kayak Tours

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Join the movement to the river for a fun and affordable kayak tour! Tickets must be purchased in advance, $15 for general tickets, $5 for Newark residents. Kayaks, Personal Flotation Devices, and expert supervision will be provided by Newark Riverfront Revival and Hackensack Riverkeeper.

Paddle on the Passic Kayak Tours
Sunday, July 20, 10 am & 11:30 am
Saturday, August 16, 10 am & 11:30 am
Purchase tickets by calling (201) 341–8311 or emailing newarkriverfront [at] gmail.com with the time of the tour you’d like.

Paddle trips along Newark Riverfront Park offer opportunities for residents and visitors to experience the city from the river. Participants must be able to paddle, sit on a kayak for 2 hours, and be in decent shape. The trip will be educational and provide a great work out!

Download flyer here.

UPDATE photos from 7/20 Paddle!

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