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:
Kidz Peace Team
Flip City Band
DJ Scotty Nevers
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Come on down to the River and share your voice backed by the live band, Brick City Soul Collective on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 7-9pm by the Orange Sticks at Newark Riverfront Park! Covers and originals are welcome!
Be a part of the Riverfront Park Interactive Art Series, curated and hosted by GalleryRetail this summer!
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!
In a press conference hosted by the Deputy Mayor, Baye Adofo-Wilson at City Hall, the City of Newark , Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, and Trust for Public Land announced that the James Corner Field Operations firm will be the lead designer for the next phase of #Newark Riverfront Park. The firm is internationally known for their parks and was the team behind New York City’s Highline.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka stated that he believes that the redevelopment of Newark’s riverfront and Riverfront Park is the most transformative project in the city. The Park will be extended from it’s beginning on Raymond Boulevard and Brill Street, all the way up to Bridge Street, encompassing three of Newark’s five wards.
Newark Riverfront Revival and the Friends of Riverfront Park are looking forward to participating in the meetings of community stakeholders to help aid in the design process.
Visit The Newark Times for more information.
Back by popular demand this Friday, June 17th from 7-9pm is Newark’s own house music DJ Omar Abdallah and our #Riverfront House series!
Come out to #Newark Riverfront Park and dance under the stars by the Orange Sticks to the Jersey’s finest house music.
Want to learn the latest partner dancing sensation which mixes Caribbean & African vibes?
Join us this Saturday, June 18th @ 6pm for a free #Kizomba (zouk) Master Class with instructors Guida Rei & David Campos followed by a dance party with DJ Expressfrom 7-9pm at #Newark #Riverfront Park!
The Riverfront Park debuts their summer line-up showcasing the diversity of Newark’s talent. Check out a sampling of what’s to come. All events are added in our calendars… join our email list for weekly reminders.
- Open Mic Nights: June 22
- The Movement Musical: July 16
- Quick Culture Meetup: July 17, August 14
- Gallery Retail Public Art Day: August 13
- House Music Nights with DJ Omar: June 17, July 29, August 19, Sept 16
- Newark Hip Hop Day: July 9
- Emily & The Ideals: July 14
- Frank Valdes Quintet: August 9
- Brick City Soul Collective: August 26
- Mondays: Yoga 6pm
- Tuesdays: Zumba 6pm
- Wednesdays: Capoeira 7pm
- Kizomba Dance Workshop & Party: June 18
- Dance Newark: August 6
For the Kids/Families:
The Summer 2016 Season has begun at Newark Riverfront Park! After a successful River Day (check later this week for an update and photos), Newark Riverfront Revival is excited to present a full calendar events.
Newark Riverfront Park is one of the most beautiful and peaceful spaces in the entire city and a great location to work out and get in shape!
We are thrilled to present 3 fitness classes that will run weekly until mid-September. There is something for everyone down on the River so come out and get your exercise on with Riverfront Yoga, Riverfront Zumba, and our newest addition Riverfront Capoeira.
Please note that all fitness classes take place in The Meadow located on Raymond Boulevard at Brill Street behind the sports fields.
Dance and sweat it out with Riverfront Zumba every Tuesday @ 6pm with instructor Aigner Holmes in The Meadow.
#Capoeira is a #Brazilian martial art created by enslaved Africans who disguised their training to look like dancing while preparing for a revolt against slave masters. Learn more at www.capoeiramucurumim.com.
Be a part of the celebration and join us on Saturday, June 4th for the 5th Annual Walk to the Water and River Day in partnership with Newark Celebration 350!
Meet on the steps of Newark City Hall at 11am and Walk to the Water in symbolic reclamation of the Riverfront for the people!
Upon arrival at Riverfront Park, take part of the River Day festivities and get a taste of the upcoming 2016 season with a day filled with family friendly fun and activities featuring:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Johnson, Jr. & Junius Williams / Newark Celebration 350
Shabazz High School Marching Band
Poetry by Urban Kween
Son del Caribe
Rancho de Casa Ribatejo
The Violin Diva – Charisa Rouse
New Ark 350 Play by Yendor Productions
Boat Tours with the Hackensack Riverkeeper
Hosted by Tehsuan Glover
Don’t miss Riverfront Park’s opening day and celebrate Newark’s 350th in the place where it all began, down by the River!