Monthly Archives: June 2014

6/28 Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival

Dr. Albert Lewis & Newark Riverfront Revival present
Praise by the Passiac Gospel Festival
at the Orange Sticks
Saturday, June 28, 5–8 pm

Join residents of Newark and the region to celebrate the conclusion of New Jersey Gospel Month with a festival of gospel song and praise dance showcasing talent from across Newark, hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis of the Gospel Time television program.

Newark Riverfront Park is located along Raymond Boulevard between Van Buren & Somme Streets. The #1 bus stops nearby, and Newark Penn Station is only a 10-minute walk down Raymond Blvd.

Bring blankets & lawn chairs, and don’t forget to wear white!

For more information contact Riverfront Coordinator Chris Caceres
(201) 341-8311
newarkriverfront [at] gmail [dot] com

Download flyer or download program.

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Free Public Riverfront Yoga & Zumba!

June through September 2014, Newark Riverfront Zumba & yoga classes will fill the Meadow at Essex County Riverfront Park with life and energy. On Mondays, stretch out with Newark Yoga Movement . On Tuesdays, work it with Zumba instructor Sue Campbell.

Riverfront Yoga, 6-7 pm at the Riverfront Meadow (Enter park at Raymond Blvd and Brill St, take right and circle around to the Meadow.) Bring a mat or blanket. Free & open to the public.

Riverfront Zumba, 6-7 pm at the Riverfront Meadow (Enter park at Raymond Blvd and Brill St, take right and circle around to the Meadow.) Free & open to the public.

photo Zumba 7.9.2013

Saturday, June 14 Newark Walks to the Water & River Day!

On Saturday, June 14, you are invited to the third annual Newark Walks to the Water & River Day!

2014NWttW   2014OrangePartyDownload flyer here.

Newark Walks to the Water & River Day Schedule

10 am Newark Walks to the Water

Join the third annual Newark Walks to the Water! Newarkers, Newark organizations, bands, and other groups will meet at Newark City Hall at 10 am to walk together with the Malcolm X. Shabazz Marching Band, Grupo Bomba, and the East Side Marching Band to our city’s new riverfront park. We’ll have supplies to paint signs to carry and represent your neighborhood or organization! Reserve your space with Riverfront Coordinator Chris Caceres at (201) 341–8311 or!

12:30 pm Orange Party

The Riverfront Orange Party at the Orange Sticks features fun & free activities for all ages including boat rides, interaction demonstrations of Capoeira, Zumba and yoga, arts & crafts, facepainting, kite flying, boat tours, environmental education games, a drum circle, and more!

3–5 pm River Performances

Featuring Newark talent & culture in dance & song!

Hosted by InaWordFab
Dance from Dynamic Dynasty
Vocals from Chrystal Atmosphere
Spoken Word from Elijah Brown
Capoeira from Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira
Jumping with FL Double Dutch
Singing from the Special Ensemble
Traditional dance from Ecuador with Ballet Folklorico Estrellas del Horizonte
Rhymes & song from Kidd Geniuss & Dyamond Jolie Johnson
Global movements from La Dance Academy


Restoring Our River: Panel on Passaic River Superfund Cleanup

Curious about the proposed Passaic River clean-up? On Tuesday, June 10 at 6 pm, come to a public discussion on the plans to clean up and restore the Passaic River.

Restoring Our River: Panel on Passaic River Superfund Cleanup
June 10, 2014, 6 pm
Riverbank Park Fieldhouse, 27 Somme Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Debbie Mans, executive director of NY/NJ Baykeeper
Ray Basso, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lower Passaic River Project
Abigail M. Jones, staff attorney for the Hudson River Program
Janine MacGregor of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Passaic Initiative.

Information, photos and maps of the cleanup will be on display. The event is organized by the Ironbound Community Corporation and is open to the public. Please RSVP to Nancy Zak,, or call 973-817-7013 ext. 221.