On Saturday, June 2, hundreds and hundreds of Newarkers and visitors gathered to celebrate the new Essex County Riverfront Park with style.
The Malcolm X. Shabazz ROTC & Marching Band led the Walk to the Water into the park.
Two trumpets and a drum performed the National Anthem.
Famed historian of Newark Dr. Clement A. Price reflected on the meaning of the day.
Capoeira demonstration by Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira.
Drum circle led by Joni Wellness.
Tiles painted by young and old sharing their experience of the day, to be used in the future as part of a riverfront public art project.
East Side High School Winter Guard!
Oliver Street School Step Dancers!
Traditional Portuguese musicians & dancers!
Hand-made Portuguese boat!
Bill Good & the band!
Weequahic Park Association represented!
Newark’s Double Dutch team!
Poet Elijah Brown shuts it down