Monthly Archives: July 2015
August 8th – Free Kayaking on the River!
Reserve Your Spot Now!
Reserve your spot now and kayak on the Newark Passaic River with Hackensack Riverkeeper. Must be 18 and over.
Aug. 7th – Family Movie Night at Riverfront Park with Big Hero 6!
Save the Date!
This is event is sponsored by Friends of Riverfront Park and Newark Office of Film + Television.
Save the Date! August 15th “Dance Stories on the River featuring Storyboard P”
Save the Date!
Friday, July 31st – Cobblestone Multimedia Music Night
Cobblestone Multimedia has been a staple in the music and film industry for over two decades focusing on cultivating, teaching, and promoting Newark based artist in music, film and television.
Join us at the Orange Sticks in Newark Riverfront Park this Friday, July 31st from 7-9pm for a special evening of hip-hop, R&B, soul and jazz with performances from the Cobblestone Multimedia family featuring Young Bonez, Robbie Newell, Sah-B, and Lady Rose with DJ APlus and DJ KD keeping us grooving in between sets!
Exercise Your Mind with Riverfront Chess!
Learn how to play chess or exercise your skills with Riverfront Chess, hosted by Newark Chess Club every other Thursday at Riverfront Park by the Orange Sticks.
After two sessions, Riverfront Chess is in full swing bringing a diverse group of players out to Riverfront Park to enjoy playing by the river. Newark Chess Club also hosts chess dates at other parks and the end of the season will feature a competition between the different host sites!
Newark Boat Tours!
Explore the City of Newark from the Passaic River with our Newark Boat Tours! Learn about the history, ecology and redevelopment of Newark’s Riverfront on tour with the Hackensack Riverkeeper. To make reservations contact (201) 341-8311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 19th Riverfront Park Outdoor Art Exhibit Series with GalleryRetail Begins!
This Sunday, July 19th Kayak on the Newark Passaic River for FREE!
Saturday, July 18th, Riverfront Theater featuring DIRT RICH, a play by Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Rodney Gilbert of Yendor Productions
Saturday, July 18th we are very excited to be presenting our very first Riverfront Theater production, DIRT RICH, a play by Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Rodney Gilbert of Yendor Productions at 7:30pm at the Orange Sticks. Talented Newark Youth will be bringing their theatrical skills to Riverfront Park in a play about city kids who find money on the playground and have to figure out what to do about it.
Friday, July 17th – New Jersey Based Production “Gimme Shelter” at Riverfront Park!
Friday, July 17th is Riverfront Movie night will host a screening of the New Jersey based production of “Gimme Shelter” at the Orange Sticks, starring Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson and Brendan Fraser which is based on the true story of Kathy DiFiore’s shelter for homeless pregnant girls and was filmed in Newark and greater New Jersey, sponsored by Newark Office of Film + Television. For a full synopsis, click the link above.
Hip-Hop Lives at Newark Riverfront Park!
Last weekend over 700 people came out to show that Hip Hop lives in Newark, New Jersey! Thank you to Friends of the Riverfront Park, Newark Office of Film + Television, 211 Media Group, special guests, Nas: Time is Illmatic film producer Erik G. Parker and music executive Faith Newman, all the performers who came out to share their talent, and the people of Newark for making our first Newark Hip Hop Weekend a huge success!
July 5 – 2nd Annual Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival!
It’s a beautiful day for Newarkers to gather on the river together in praise!
Join us at Riverfront Park from 4-7pm for the 2nd Annual Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis and featuring some of best gospel talent of Newark.
Don’t forget to wear white and to bring your blankets and lawn chairs!
Independence Day Fireworks Tonight @ 9pm at Riverfront Park!
Celebrate America’s birthday tonight at 9pm with a fireworks spectacular along the #Newark Riverfront as part of the “Thank You America” Festival taking place on July 4-5th on Clover Street in the Ironbound! Fireworks are best seen from the Soccer Field at Riverfront Park, located at Raymond Boulevard & Brill Street or along the Orange Boardwalk located on Raymond Boulevard between Somme and Van Buren Streets. Fireworks are sponsored by the City of Newark, Ironbound Business Improvement District, and East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador.
Independence Weekend Begins Tonight with Riverfront House and Guest DJ Gonzalo Silva!
July 4th Fireworks on the Riverfront @ 9pm!
Did you know there will be fireworks on the riverfront in #Newark on Saturday @ 9pm celebrating America’s Independence Day??? Meet on the banks of the Passaic River and bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the show! Sponsored by the Ironbound Business Improvement District, City of Newark, and East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador!
July 10th – “Back to the Basics” Hip Hop Weekend Movie Screening – Nas: Time is Illmatic
Newark celebrates the history and culture of hip-hop at the Orange Sticks in Riverfront Park with “Back to the Basics” Hip Hop Weekend on July 10-11th!
Catch the opening night with a screening of Nas: Time is Illmatic at Riverfront Park located on the River Watching Hill by the Orange Sticks on Friday, July 10th.
Come back on Saturday, July 11th for a day long focus on the 5 Elements of Hip Hop featuring a panel discussion about the origins and evolution of the genre with Jeff Billingsley of Cobblestone Multimedia LLC, Martha Diaz, Associate Producer of Nas: Time is Illmatic and Founder and Curator of Hip Hop Education Center, Du “Doitall” Kelly of the Legendary Lords of the Underground and 211 Media Group and hip-hop scholar Dr. JahJah Shakur, and performances in all the 5 Elements (emcee, deejay, b-boy/b-girl, graffiti, & beatbox) and an open mic cypher.
hashtags: #timeisillmatic #backtothebasics #newarkhiphopwknd