Today is the day! Join Newark Riverfront Revival, Friends of Riverfront Park, the City of Newark, County of Essex, Ironbound Community Corporation, Trust for Public Land and special guests GrassROOTS Community Foundation and our partners for the 4th Annual Walk to the Water! Meet us on the steps of Newark City Hall, located at 920 Broad Street, at 11:30am as Newarkers from all corners and beyond walk to Riverfront Park to reclaim our river and to promote sustainable Riverfront redevelopment, the clean up of the Passaic River, and access to clean and safe open space.
Walk with us to the Water and Riverfront Park and stay for a full day of family fun, entertainment and activities from 1-6pm.
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)
River Day activities (from 1pm-6pm) will include Boat Tours with the Hackensack Riverkeeper from 1-4pm, Zumba, FloydLittle Double Dutch Team, New York Redbulls, Riverfront Chess with Newark Chess Club, Newark Printshop Pop-Up Print Shop, Boat Building with Project U.S.E., Newark Bike Exchange Peddle-Powered Waterfall, Drum Circle, children’s activities and more!
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