Monthly Archives: July 2015

Save the Date! August 15th “Dance Stories on the River featuring Storyboard P”

Save the Date!

We are thrilled to be presenting Newark Riverfront Revival’s first dance production “Dance Stories on the River featuring Storyboard P” at Newark Riverfront Park on Saturday, August 15th from 5-8pm at the Orange Sticks in association with Newark based Dance Mogul Magazine.
Featured on the bill are world class entertainers including Newark’s own tap genius Maurice Chestnut (work featured on Broadway and in movies like Happy Feet), a performance by Mystic India, a Bollywood style group that will be performing at NJPAC, Zest Collective, a contemporary dance troupe with an urban flair, and Storyboard P, an internationally renowned street dancer who was recently named “Outstanding Choreographer of 2015” by The Bessie Award committee (look for him in Jay-Z’s Picasso Baby and Flying Lotus’ Until the Quiet Comes).
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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!

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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


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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.dirt rich

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.

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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!

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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.



July 10th – “Back to the Basics” Hip Hop Weekend Movie Screening – Nas: Time is Illmatic

Nas_Time_is_Illmatic_HHWKNDNewark 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.

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