As a part of the “Newark at a Crossroads” series, taped at NJIT, Anthony Cucchi, New Jersey State Director of The Trust for Public Land, talks about the new and improved Newark Riverfront Park on the Passaic River and how this park is strengthening this urban community by improving physical and psychological health.
City Child/City River
by Margaret Tsuda
It is good for a child
to grow up by a river.
There is much talk of
from a river.
Comments put into
sparkling form whose
luster is not forgotten.
It is good for a child
to grow up in a city by a river
where concrete can
be seen to merge into fluid
the static into the ever-flowing.
And a river can give assurance
of the power of beauty
to surmount defilement and
that is important
to a child
growing up in a city.
This poem appeared in the Christian Science Monitor on August 14, 1975, and was included in Tsuda’s collection Urban River, published in Newark in 1976.
This Saturday, Newark Riverfront Revival hosts a special edition of Riverfront House Night with DJ Omar Abdallah to help raise funds to support Riverfront Park programming!
Come out and join the party, dance under the stars, and show your love for Riverfront Park and Riverfront House nights by donating or purchasing a special edition Riverfront House T-Shirt for $20!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 @ 5:00-9:00PM
Newark Riverfront Park @ the Orange Sticks
Raymond Boulevard between Somme & Van Buren Streets
Newark Riverfront Revival is proud to partner with Newark Arts for the upcoming Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival taking place October 19-23! Join us for the Open Doors Public Launch Party & Vendors’ Fair taking place Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza on Thursday, October 20, from 5:30-8:30pm featuring performances by Ricky Persaud, Jr., Emily & The Ideals Band, Maurice Chestnut, Charisa the ViolinDiva, Soul Steppers, Roman Cruz, All Stars Project of New Jersey, Capoeira, DJ Scotty Nevers, the Barat Foundation Animodules and more!
Join us on Saturday, September 17th from 5-7pm at the Orange Sticks in Newark Riverfront Park for a late summer afternoon of soul, bossa nova, and music en espanol with Emily & the Ideals and roots rock and reggae with Ricky Persaud Jr.
Break out your dancing shoes and bring your friends to the Orange Sticks for Riverfront House Night with our resident DJ Omar Abdallah on Friday, September 16th, from 7-9pm!!!
Our 2nd Annual #DanceNewark! event was a huge success thanks to all of our performers, partners and attendees.
As promised, we witnessed dancers from all over the world, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company representing traditional Chinese dance, Heritage Irish Dance Company representing Irish Step Dance, Felipe & Rafael of Brazil, Ricardo Santiago with Flamenco from Spain, all around Latin America and the Caribbean with Smiling David’s Dance School and right back to #Newark, New Jersey with a headlining improvised performance by Newark’s own tap master extraordinaire, Maurice Chestnut with one of the world’s greatest street dancers Storyboard P from Brooklyn, NYC.
Special thanks to Dance on the Lawn, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Gallery Aferro Mobile Portrait Studio, Friends of Riverfront Park, National Endowment of the Arts, and Victoria Foundation for making this event possible.