Monthly Archives: May 2012

Recent press clippings

WCBS 880, 4/27/12: Recycling a River

Newark, NJ Patch, 5/28/12: Judge: Company Liable in Passaic River Contamination

Star-Ledger, 5/30/12: Essex County opens Riverfront Park in Newark, a 30-year dream come true, 7/17/12: On The Waterfront, At Last


Plus, the Booker Administration and the Newark Municipal Council have declared their #2 accomplishment of the last five years as “Reconnected Newark to its River”!

June 2 Newark Walk to the Water & Riverfront Celebration!

After decades of advocacy, organizing, and hard work, this year will see the opening of two segments of Riverfront Park in Newark. The first segment opens June 2. Please join Newarkers and others to celebrate!

1. June 2: Walk to the Water

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am
Meet on front steps of City Hall, 920 Broad St
Join Newarkers, the Shabazz High School Marching Band, and more to walk from Newark City Hall to the riverfront! We’ll have supplies to paint signs to carry and represent your neighborhood or organization.
To learn more & RSVP:
Call Riverfront Coordinator Chris Caceres at (201) 563-2834
Email newarkriverfront [at]

2. June 2: Celebrate the opening of Essex County Riverfront Park

Saturday June 2, 2012, 11 am–7 pm
Raymond Blvd and Brill St
M1 bus to Ferry & Chrystie Streets, then walk 2 blocks north
Bring lawnchairs & blankets!

11 am–12:30 pm Eighth Annual Passaic River Paddle Relay Race
See the finish of the race!

12:30–1:30 pm Community Dedication
Commemorate the efforts of many to create the new park, with remarks by historian Dr. Clement Price.

1:30–4:30 pm Riverfront Jamboree
Fun & free activities like capoeira, tennis, yoga, step dancing, art-making, face-painting, Double Dutch & Zumba!

4:30–7 pm Evening Performances
Jazz & Blues, Spoken Word, DJ & Dancing.

Organized by Friends of Riverfront Park, Newark Riverfront Revival, Essex County Parks System, Councilman Augusto Amador, & Assemblyman Albert Coutinho. Thanks to support from NY-NJ Habitat Estuary Program, Seidler Chemical Company, The Trust for Public Land, Sovereign Bank, & Fernandes Steak House.

For more information:
Call Riverfront Coordinator Chris Caceres at (201) 563-2834
Email newarkriverfront [at]