Monthly Archives: September 2015

Have you ever been on the Passaic River? If you haven’t, take the opportunity to get to know your city from a different view with our Newark Boat Tours hosted byHackensack Riverkeeper.

On Sunday, September 27th we will operate tours at 10am and 12pm exploring the river, it’s history, and re-development with our eco-tours.

Both tours are hosted by Newark Riverfront Revival with Captains Bill and Hugh from the Hackensack Riverkeeper and are $5 for Newark residents, $15 for non-residents.

If you are interested in attending, call or text (201) 341-8311 or email to make your reservation. Must be 4 years and older.

Newark Boat Tours 2015

Sister Carol Johnston
Tree Dedication

September 26th @ 11am

Ironbound Community Corporation is preserving and honoring the memory of Sister Carol Johnston with the dedication of a new shade tree along with a commemorative stone in her memory at Riverfront Park on 
September 26, 2015 at 11:00 am.

Sr. Carol Johnston was a staunch advocate of our community, whose commitment to nature was palpable; she was a champion of connecting our community to the Earth and the impact of this on the quality of life for all of our residents.

If you would like to make a donation to honor Sr. Carol’s legacy and impact, and secure that her memory is not only in our hearts—but also in the space she so passionately fought to create, please donate using the link below.

For more information visit:

Thank you for your anticipated support. We look forward to seeing you on September 26th!

Share your point of views for some intellectually stimulating discussions at Quick Culture Meet Up this Saturday at Riverfront Park! Topics include social constructs, politics, philosophy, and much more!


Feel your heart pounding and your temperature rising with Riverfront House Music this Friday! Loose yourself in the music for a night of dancing and partying at Riverfront Park!

Find your voice and get inspired this Wednesday at Culture Fest! Come share your talents and experience the artistic expressions of Newark community members for an open mic night that is open to all forms of expression!


Join the celebration with Zumba in the park every Tuesday at 7pm! Get ready for the dance workout that will have you feeling truly alive!


Newark Riverfront Park is Honored with an EPA Smart Growth Award!

We are honored and thrilled to be recognized by the EPA for Smart Growth Achievement Award!

This award is given annually for creative, sustainable initiatives that better protect the health and environment of our communities while strengthening local economies. The 2015 award is presented to projects in three categories: Plazas, Parks, and Public Places; Corridor or Neighborhood Revitalization; and Built Projects.

Our beloved Riverfront Park was honored in the Category: Plazas, Parks, and Public Places

Here is the mention listed below:

Riverfront Park fulfills a decades-long movement to reclaim the Passaic riverfront for the people of Newark, N.J. Situated on the cleaned-up site of a former metal smelting plant, the park provides Newark’s only public access to the river and outdoor recreational space for a neighborhood where the amount of green space dedicated for use as parks is far below the national average. The 19-acre park is the result of a public engagement process that included more than 6,000 people. It is expected to attract new economic development, particularly to downtown Newark, and will eventually be part of a string of riverfront parks and trails that will stretch for five miles.

Click this link for the full press release:!OpenDocument

Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and dedication in the creation of the park and to all that continue to support and promote our initiatives and events.


This Friday, September 18th Join Us at the Orange Sticks for Soul Tribe Sessions: Under the Stars Edition!

We are excited to announce a new event, Soul Tribe Sessions (The Outside…Under the Stars Edition)  this Friday, September 18th from 7-10pm at the Orange Sticks.

Come represent your roots at Soul Tribe Sessions: the cross genre World dance party celebrating music and dance from all walks of life! From Afrobeat to Reggae to Deep House and back, DJ Fauzi will have you dancing the night away! Hosted by Forever Audacious & Gentleman Culture.


Filmmaker & TV Host Justin Fornal Swims Four Miles on Newark’s Passaic River to Promote Positive Aspects of the City!

Filmmaker & TV Host Justin Fornal takes a four mile swim on Newark’s Passaic (that ended at our Riverfront Park!) to promote “positive aspects of a city more often noted for crime, violence and corruption.”

“I’ve always thought of Newark as kind of a sister city. The Passaic is a cool river – it’s a fascinating, historic river. Newark is a city that has so many positive things and so much talent,” he said.

We couldn’t agree more with Justin’s point of view on Newark!

For the full story, link here:

Experience the Music of Portugal on the River this Friday, September 11th!

This Friday, September 11th from 7-9pm, take a journey to the Iberian Peninsula and experience the music of Portugal with vocalist Fatima Santos and special guest Davide Ribeiro Couto live at the Orange Sticks.

From fado to rancho folklorico, our Lusophone Music Night will pay homage to the music and people of Portugal, on the banks of the Passaic River in Newark Riverfront Park.

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