Monthly Archives: June 2016

Newark Riverfront Park is Expanding! Take the Design Survey and Tell Us What You Want to See Developed Along the Riverfront!

Help us design Riverfront Park! Take the survey below and give us your ideas for what the expanding Riverfront Park will look like.
We are adding 15 more acres to Riverfront Park, extending it all the Bridge Street in the North Ward. James Corner Field Operations, the designer of the High Line in Manhattan, is leading the design effort and is seeking public input on the features and amenities we as a community want to have in the expanded park on the Passaic.
Don’t miss out on your chance to add your voice to this transformative project!

July 8-9: 2nd Annual Newark Riverfront Hip-Hop Festival featuring Rah Digga

Newark Riverfront Revival hosts the 2nd Annual Riverfront Hip-Hop Festival with this year’s theme of “Hip-Hop for Political, Social, and Environmental Justice.” 

Friday, July 8th, 8pm – Screening of Rubble Kings, a film by Shan Nicholson, that looks at the climate that gave birth to the music and culture of hip-hop, as a movement of political, social, and environmental justice.
“From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings chronicles life during this era of gang rule, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted New York City and the world over.”

Saturday, July 9th, 3pm-8pm, Riverfront Hip-Hop Day at the Orange Sticks

Hip-Hop has always been a voice of the people who live under stressed conditions in urban environments. Newark Riverfront Revival presents a day dedicated to the genre and focused on hip-hop for political, social, and environmental justice featuring performances by:

Rah Digga
Nene Ali
Samad Savage
Sol Zalez

Kidz Peace Team
Jonathan Stamper

Flip City Band

Urban Kween 

DJ Scotty Nevers



Celebrate America’s Independence at Newark Riverfront Park this Sunday, July 3rd, at the Thank You America Festival!

Newark Riverfront Revival is excited to announce the Thank You America: Independence Day Carnival and Fireworks at #Newark Riverfront Park onJuly 3rd!

Let’s celebrate our country’s Independence at beautiful Newark Riverfront Park with fireworks, carnival rides, food, and entertainment for the family.

Join us this Sunday, July 3th, 2016, beginning at 2pm at Riverfront Park, located on Raymond Boulevard between Somme and Van Buren Streets, to celebrate America’s birthday with the Thank You America Festival followed by Fireworks along the Riverfront at 9pm!

This event is being sponsored by Ironbound Business Improvement District, East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Hampton Inn & Suites, Allegro Seafood Grill and supported by Newark Riverfront Revival and the Newark Celebration 350 Committee.


Newark Boat Tours Begin Sunday, June 26th!

This Sunday, June 26th, marks the beginning of our Newark Boat Tour summer series!

Experience the great City of Newark from the River and learn about the history, ecology, and development from Newark Riverfront Revival and Hackensack Riverkeeper.

We offer two types of Riverfront Boat Tours:

Riverfront Tours: Boats leave from Newark Riverfront Park and follow the Passaic River to the tip of Newark Bay. Boats then go back up river until Newark’s edge along the Passaic at the Belleville border. Tours focus on Newark’s historical development, industry and redevelopment of the Riverfront.

Port Tours: Boats leave from Newark Riverfront Park and go down the Passaic River and into Newark Bay and the two docks at Port Newark. Tour is focused on the Port Industry, Ecology of the River and the future of sustainable development.

Our first tours begin on June 26th at 11am & 1pm from the Boat Dock located on the Orange Boardwalk.

You must be 5 years old+ to sail.

Suggested donation is $5 for Newark residents and $15 for non-residents.

Get your tickets by emailing or calling (201) 341-8311

Boat Tour Dates:

June 26th – Riverfront Tour
11am & 1pm

July 23rd –  Port Tour
12pm & 2pm

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



Create Art on the Banks of the Passaic with the Riverfront Park Interactive Art Series Powered by GalleryRetail

Be a part of the Riverfront Park Interactive Art Series, curated and hosted by GalleryRetail this summer!

Riverfront Park Interactive Art Series: GRanimals, an interactive day of creating art for Newark Youth.
Get up-close and hand-ons with various warm and furry critters while enjoying the park and live art.

DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS! ; ) [No animals will be harmed, just art installations of animals]

Bring our your children for the first event on Saturday, June 25th, from 2-5pm to create art in ‪#‎Newark‬ Riverfront Park!GRSUMMER16_SM_side1