Daily Archives: June 5, 2012

Riverfront Celebration!

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 and famed historian of Newark Dr. Clement A. Price  reflected on the meaning of the day.

    
Capoeira demonstration by Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira and drum circle led by Joni Wellness.

  
Ecuadoran dancers and Zumba!

  
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 and East Side High School Winter Guard!

  
Oliver Street School Step Dancers! and The Trust for Public Land brought something called a Sewer-in-a-Suitcase to help us understand something called Combined Sewer Overflow!

  
Traditional Portuguese musicians & dancers!

  
  
Yoga class and a hand-made Portuguese boat!

  
  Bill Good & the band, and Weequahic Park Association was in the spot!

  
Double Dutch! and then poet Elijah Brown shuts it down

 

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