In 2013, the Friends of Riverfront Park continued to hold monthly meetings at the Riverbank Park Field House and provide a forum for everyone with an interest in the park to bring their ideas, proposals, concerns, and energy. The Friends are dedicated to developing programs to fill Newark’s riverfront with positive activity, ensuring public safety, and making sure that everyone in Newark has a reason to come check out the city’s newest riverfront parks. This year, the Friends played a key role on issues including park stewardship, fundraising, building a diverse constituency, and planning and staffing riverfront events. Friends were especially important to planning and running Newark’s second annual River Celebration. Please join us in 2014!