Riverfront News: River Day Postponed, Riverfront Chess, Praise by the Passaic & Ironbound Walkshop this Week!

Last Saturday it rained on our parade and the 4th Annual Walk to the Water and River Day has been postponed until September (new date will be announced shortly!) Thanks to everyone for your support in promoting and volunteering for Walk to the Water and River Day.

It may have rained on us on Saturday but we’ve got some exciting events later half of the week at Riverfront Park!

We are thrilled to introduce our first Riverfront Chess days on Thursday, June 25th at 1:00pm at the Orange Sticks. Newark Chess Club will host chess lessons, games, and tournaments twice a month on the banks of the Passaic River at Riverfront Park. Come out and learn how to play or show off your skills as you enjoy the summer breeze of the Passaic River.chess

This Friday, June 26th, our friends at Riverbank Park (located across the street from Riverfront Park) on will host a Free Movie Friday with The Lego Movie at 8pm. Bring a blanket and your family and enjoy a night out in the Park.


Saturday, June 27th from 5-8pm, Newark gathers together at the Orange Sticks in Riverfront Park for the 2nd Annual Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis! This special evening will close out Newark’s Gospel Month celebrating the City’s deep tradition of gospel with the joyous sounds of some of Newark’s most talented acts and special guests.

*Don’t forget to wear white and bring your blankets and lawn chairs!


Want to learn more about the history, development and ecology of Newark’s Riverfront and the Lower Passaic? Sign up for our Ironbound Walkshop tour, part I in our three part walkshop series which highlights the stories and triumphs along the Passaic River. The Ironbound Walkshop will leave from Newark Penn Station at 1:00pm this Sunday, June 28th and explore the current Riverfront Park, new developments and beyond the Park in the East Ward.

If you are interested in taking the tour please email newarkriverfront@gmail.com or call (201) 341-8311 to reserve your space!


Hope to see you down by the river!


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