The 4th Annual Walk to the Water is a symbolic gathering of the diverse and dynamic people of Newark and the region as a united front in the reclamation of the Riverfront and the Passaic River for the people! Citizens from all walks of life, races, ages, and religions, come together in support of Newark Riverfront redevelopment, access to the River and Open Space, and in support of the health of the River and our citizens.
We will meet on the steps of Newark City Hall (920 Broad Street) on the morning of June 20th at 11:30am and walk to Riverfront Park (located on Raymond Boulevard between Van Buren and Somme Streets) together in solidarity for the people’s right to riverfront access and clean and safe green and blue space.
River Day family and entertainment activities will take place all day beginning with the Zoo Crew Basketball and Ironbound Soccer Club Tournaments from 9am-1pm at the Sports Fields located in the Essex County portion of Riverfront Park located at Raymond Boulevard and Brill Street.
Riverfront Yoga will take place at noon at the Orange Sticks located on Raymond Boulevard between Somme and Van Buren Streets.
The Orange Party at the Orange Sticks will begin at 1pm with DJ Omar Abdallah and host Starski.
The event will begin with a River Reconnection Ceremony at 1:15pm with a welcome from Dr. Janice Johnson Dias of GrassROOTS Community Foundation, music by Emily Turonis, poetry by Urban Kween and more!
Performances will begin at 1:45pm and will feature:
Down Neck Sisters of Harmony
Heritage Irish Dance Troupe
Diaspora ecuatoriana (Traditional Dance & Music from Ecuador)
Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira
Rancho Infantil Cantinho (Traditional Dance & Music from Portugal)
Oasis Youth Steel Pan Orchestra
Maurice Chestnut with Charissa Dowe aka Violin Diva
River Day activities (from 1pm-6pm) will include Boat Tours with the Hackensack Riverkeeper from 1-4pm, Zumba, Double Dutch, New York Redbulls, Riverfront Chess with Newark Chess Club, Newark Printshop Pop-Up Print Shop, Boat Building with Project U.S.E., Kite Flying, Drum Circle, children’s activities and more!
Hashtags are #NewarkRiverfrontRevival #TheRiverBelongsToThePeople #NewarkWalksToTheWater #NewarkRiverDay #CleanThePassaic
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If you are interested in volunteering, please contact (201) 341-8311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org