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Saturday, 11/22: Free Newark Downtown Riverfront Walkshop


Join your neighbors for a free & fun walk along 2 miles of Newark’s downtown riverfront to discuss its history, present, and future.

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11 am–1:30 pm
Meet at the Newark Penn Station information booth in the main waiting room
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required!
To learn more, call (201) 341–8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival

This walk will cover two miles of the downtown riverfront between Newark Penn Station and Route 280. Examine opportunities for new riverfront parks and trails! Discuss how downtown neighborhoods can be more connected to the river! Hear stories and meet some Newarkers who have organized their neighbors to shape our community! Learn about the big debate around the Passaic Superfund cleanup! Join the movement to connect Newark to its river!

Please wear comfortable clothes (pants suggested) and sturdy closed-toe shoes. You are encouraged to bring a bottle of water.

See photos of a past Downtown Riverfront Walkshop.

UPDATE! Walkshop photos

141122DowntownWalkshop5Chigozie Onyema of the Newark Parking Authority greeted the group, described the work of the Parking Authority, and discussed the potential for renovating City Dock Street alongside Newark Penn Station for parking and public access to the river.

141122DowntownWalkshop3Checking out strangely placed and oriented benches along McCarter Highway, downhill from NJPAC, and talking about the potential for a future Downtown Riverfront Park.

141122DowntownWalkshop4Hearing from Ironbound Community Corporation‘s Nancy Zak about 20-year struggle to create public access to and along the Passaic River.

141122DowntownWalkshop2Newarkers brave the cold to inspect mysterious metal sheets near Bridge Street.

141122DowntownWalkshopLegendary Club Zanzibar photographer Vincent Bryant shares stories from when Newark invented the Jersey Sounds. Check out his book!



Oh! What a beautiful city! Rest in Peace & Much Respect to Dr Clement Price!


by Dr. Clement Price
Delivered June 2, 2012 on the occasion of the opening of Riverfront Park Segment 1

Let me begin with the first three stanzas of the Negro Spiritual, Oh! What A Beautiful City:

Oh! What a beautiful city!
Oh! What a beautiful city!
Oh! What a beautiful city!
Twelve gates to the city

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