Newark Riverfront Revival Announces Summer 2016 Calendar of Events!


It’s going to be a great summer at Newark Riverfront Park and we are excited to present another season of exciting activities and events that are fun for the whole family!

This year we feature our ongoing free public fitness activities including Riverfront Yoga with fayemi shakur on Mondays at 6pm, Riverfront Zumba on Tuesday at 6pm, and our new addition, Riverfront Capoeira with Capoeira Muçurumim on Wednesdays at 7pm all located in The Meadow located on Raymond Boulevard @ Brill Street.

On river activities include our popular Boat Tours along Newark’s Riverfront and inside the Port of Newark with the Hackensack Riverkeeper and free public kayaking.

Suggested donations for Boat Tours are $5 for Newark residents and $15 for non-residents. Must be 5 years and older to sail.

Kayaking is free and open to the public, you must be 18+ to participate. Reservations are required via (201) 341-8311 or

June 26th – Riverfront Tour
11am & 1pm

July 17th – Kayaking

July 23rd –  Riverfront Tour
12pm & 2pm

August 7 – Kayaking

August 21 – Port Tour
11am & 1pm

August 27 – Port Tour
11am & 1pm

August 28th – Riverfront Tour
11am & 1pm

September 11 – Riverfront Tour
11am & 1pm

September 18 – Port Tour
10am & 12pm

Learn all about the history, culture, and redevelopment of Newark’s riverfront with our Riverfront Walkshops:

June 5th – Ironbound Edition
July 17th – Downtown Edition
August 14th – North Ward Edition

Special events this year include Riverfront Open Mic nights every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Kizomba Dance Workshop with David Campos & Guida Rei followed by the Kizomba Dance Party with DJ Express on June 18th, live music with Emily & the Ideals on July 14th, Newark Hip-Hop Weekend July 8-9th, Riverfront Theater with The Movement Musical on July 16th, Family Movie Night Newark Office of Film + TV featuring Zootopia on July 22nd in The Meadow, 2nd Annual Dance Newark! on August 6th, Riverfront Movie Night sponsored by Newark Office of Film + TV featuring Purple Rain on August 12th, Riverfront Jazz with Brick City Soul Collective on August 26th and special selections from the Newark International Film Festival on September 9-11.

This season Quick Culture Meetups will return providing Newarkers an opportunity to network and discuss current events, city developments, arts, culture and more along the river on:

June 5th – Youth Edition
July 17th
August 14th

GalleryRetail will also host Outdoor Public Art Days providing interactive art projects and an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work on:

June 25th – Youth Edition
July 23rd
August 13th

Once again Newark Chess Club will host Riverfront Chess providing a beautiful backdrop for the game of strategy on:

July 7
July 21
August 4
August 18
September 1

And last, but certainly not least is our most popular event, Riverfront House Nights with DJ Omar Abdallah on:

June 17th
July 29th
August 19th – “Music Speaks” Edition with LPCCD featuring a screening of “Hands to the Sky”
September 16

There is something for everyone this summer at Riverfront Park helping us to achieve our mission of connecting every Newarker to the River!

For a full listing visit:


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