Monthly Archives: June 2013

Newark Riverfront Zumba & Yoga return on July 8

Announcing Summer 2013 free public exercise classes in Essex County Riverfront Park.


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Beginning Monday, July 8, and continuing through July and August, free yoga classes will be offered every Monday and free Zumba sessions will be offered every Tuesday.

Both classes take place in the Meadow, reached by entering the park at Raymond and Brill and walking to the right towards the river. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before class begins, and yoga participants should bring a mat or blanket.

Newark Riverfront Yoga
Monday nights, 6-7 pm
July 8, 15, 22, 29  August 5, 12, 19, 26

Newark Riverfront Zumba
Tuesday nights, 6-7 pm
July 9, 16, 23, 30  August 6, 13, 20, 27

Essex County Riverfront Park
M1 bus to Ferry & Chrystie Streets, then walk 2 blocks north.
Enter park at Raymond Blvd and Brill St and walk to right towards the river.

Free & open to the public!

For more information:
(973) 733-3917


6/15 Orange Boardwalk Young People Focus Group

On Saturday, June 15, Newark Riverfront Revival was happy to host a church youth group to help think of ways to activate the soon-to-open second segment of riverfront park.

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The group brainstormed ideas for the Orange Party on August 3 to celebrate the park’s opening.

We met and interviewed one of the construction supervisors, a graduate of West Side High School.

At the east end of Essex County Riverfront Park, we spoke with Kevin Sampson, the lead artist on “Song of the Passaic,” the mural-in-progress overlooking the park by Newark Murals.

June 26 Passaic River Discussion & Park Sneak Peek

You are invited to join a public discussion about the Passaic River, its environmental condition, and its future, plus get a sneak peek of Newark’s second segment of riverfront park.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6 – 7:30 pm
Riverbank Park Fieldhouse
27 Somme Street, Ironbound, Newark
M1 bus to Ferry & Fillmore
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required!
(973) 817-7013 ext 215
abaptista [at] ironboundcc [dot] org

Download PDF flyer here.

RSVP Today for June 22 Ironbound Riverfront Walk

On Saturday, June 22, come explore the changing Ironbound Riverfront!

This walk will cover 2 miles of the Ironbound riverfront between Penn Station and Chapel Street. Come see for yourself the environmental clean-up of the old city gasworks, the just-opened Essex County Riverfront Park, and the nearly completed Newark Riverfront Park featuring a bright orange boardwalk. Also hear the stories and meet some of the Newarkers who have organized their neighbors to shape our community. Join the movement to reconnect the soul of Newark to its river.

Please wear comfortable clothes and sturdy closed-toe shoes. You are encouraged to bring a bottle of water. Hard hats are optional. ; )

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 11 am–1 pm
Meet at Newark Penn Station Info Booth
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required!
(973) 733-3917
newarkriverfront [at] gmail [dot] com

Download PDF flyer here.

Recent riverfront news clippings

Waterfront recreation facility in Newark, The Star-Ledger, May 22, 2013

Passaic River mud flat cleanup set to begin near Lyndhurst park, New Jersey Record, June 3, 2013

Companies agree to pay $130 million settlement in Passaic River pollution caseThe Star-Ledger, June 11, 2013

Attorney General’s Office, DEP Announce $130 Million Partial Settlement With Several Principal Defendants In Passaic River Litigation, June 11, 2013