Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: April 2nd – Hip-Hop 4 Flint Newark!

Newark Riverfront Revival is proud to partner with Hip-Hop 4 Flint for the Newark event being held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 2-5pm at Robert Treat Hotel located at 50 Park Place in Downtown Newark. The event is being held in partnership with the City of Newark Health & Community Wellness Department, Newark Water Department, Ironbound Community Corporation, Essex County College Urban Issues Institute, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, GrassROOTS Community Foundation, 211 Community Impact and the Newark Office of Film + Television with the goal of raising awareness about lead poisoning and environmental pressures in the City of Newark and to raise funds to contribute to the national goal of $80k.

The event is open to all ages and features performances by Urban Kween, Gallery Retail, DJ Express, Young Bonez, Negros Americanos, NeNe Ali, DJ Scotty Nevers, Sol Zalez, Miss Nana, Rhymaggedon, Rahzel the Beatboxer, Doitall of the Legendary Lords of the Underground and more!

Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go towards the national fundraising goal which will be used to purchase high-quality water filters for 250 homes in Flint, MI.

To purchase advance tickets, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hip-hop-4-flint-newark-tickets-22289652952?aff=es2

For more information, visit:

https://hiphop4flint.com/

HH4F Teaser Flyer

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SAVE THE DATE: May 21st – 5th Annual Walk to the Water and River Day

Newark Riverfront Revival is proud to partner with Newark Celebration 350 for our 5th Annual Walk to the Water and River Day taking place on Saturday, May 21st from 11am-6pm!

Join us on the steps of Newark City Hall on May 21st at 11am and walk to Newark Riverfront Park in symbolic reclamation of our riverfront! Enjoy a day full of fun family friendly activities celebrating the history, culture and revitalization of Newark’s Riverfront.

Newark Riverfront Park Awarded the EPA’s Smart Growth Award for 2015!

Newark Riverfront Revival is proud to announce that we were one of three national winners of the EPA’s National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for 2015! Congrats to all the residents, organizations, institutions, designers, patrons and contributors who have helped to to make Newark Riverfront Park a beautiful public space for all residents of the city. 

Here is the statement from the EPA:

Riverfront Park fulfills a decades-long movement to reclaim the Passaic riverfront for the people of Newark, New Jersey. Situated on the site of a former metal smelting plant, the park is becoming an integral part of the community’s identity and activity, hosting events and festivals and giving thousands of people a place to walk, bike, relax, and play. An inclusive design process guided decision-making throughout development. The park is expected to attract economic development, particularly to downtown Newark.

EPA created the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in 2002 to recognize exceptional approaches to development that protect the environment, encourage economic vitality, and enhance quality of life. In the past 13 years, 62 winners from 26 states have shown a variety of approaches that states, regions, cities, suburbs, and rural communities can use to create economically strong, environmentally responsible development. EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities manages the awards program.

For more information about smart growth, go to http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth
For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/