Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, and supporters for making 2015 a summer to remember at Newark Riverfront Park! We continue to build on great programming, park stewardship and helping to reconnect Newarkers to their River!!!
Special thanks to National Endowment for the Arts, Victoria Foundation, The Trust for Public Land, Newark Office of Film + Television, Panasonic and Seidler Chemical Company for their generous contributions and to our partners, the City of Newark, County of Essex, Ironbound Community Corporation,Friends of Riverfront Park, and Hackensack Riverkeeper for their continued support. Hope to see you all this summer!
Video filmed and edited by Emackqulent Entertainment
#Newark #Riverfront Revival is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Dance Newark! event on Saturday, August 6th from 4-7pm featuring “Movements of the World” with #HeritageIrishDanceCompany (Irish Step Dancing), Felipe & Rafael (Brazil), Ricardo Santiago (Flamenco), Kyle Marshall, Smiling David’s Dance Studio, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company (Contemporary) and a special performance by Maurice Chestnut (Tap) &Storyboard P in association w/ Dance on The Lawn & New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) & the Gallery Aferro Mobile Portrait Studio w/ DJ Scotty Nevers
GalleryRetail hosts an interactive day of creating art for all ages. Join in, create, share and learn some yarn crafts.
Want to just unwind?
In the midst of the hustle of the city, we offer a relaxing recess with our labyrinth.
The labyrinth, complete with words of encouragement, guided meditations, and Newark fun facts will stimulate the senses and provide opportunities for introspection.
Friday, July 22nd is Riverfront Family Movie Night Featuring Zootopia in The Meadow!
It’s Family Movie Night at Riverfront Park on July 22nd featuring Disney’s latest smash movie, Zootopia! Bring out your children, blanket and chairs and watch the movie under the stars in The Meadow located behind the sports fields on Raymond Boulevard & Brill Street.
This event is sponsored by Newark Office of Film & Television.
Thursday, July 21st at 6pm!
Join us for Riverfront Chess by the Orange Sticks, hosted by Newark Chess Club at our new time of 6pm.
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, bring your skills to the Riverfront and enjoy chess in peaceful Newark Riverfront Park!
Tonight’s #Newark #Riverfront Hip-Hop Movie @rubblekings has been postponed due to rain.
July 8-9: Riverfront Hip-Hop Festival featuring Rubble Kings Screening and 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, sponsored by Newark Office of Film + TV.
“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:
Flip Citi Band
DJ Scotty Nevers
Quick Culture Meetup : Tech and Public Safety – Sunday, July 17th, 2-5pm
Be a part of a dynamic meeting of the minds and the discussion on the Riverfront!
At Quick Culture Meetup each participant shares in a series of brief discussions to actually interact during their next cultural experience. Here we examine the array of visual arts and provide you the opportunity to connect with like minds.
Sample Discussion Starters:
What’s your take on policing? ..(like) What are we not doing right?
Do you use public WiFi? Where?
What does a tech park look like?
Saturday, July 16th, 5pm – Riverfront Theater Day – The Movement Musical
This a cappella musical tells the story of the children and teens who stood up against injustice in Birmingham, Alabama. The Children’s Crusade was launched by several civil rights leaders in 1963, to help propel The Movement forward. Written and Directed by Kathy D.Harrison, The Movement was featured in the 2015 National Black Theater Festival and is performed by the ensemble cast of Diversity Youth Theater
Nothing quite like beautiful music with the backdrop of Newark’s skyline and the Passaic River at #Riverfront Park!
Thursday, July 14th at 7pm, we will host an evening of old jazz, pop flamenco, Brazilian bossa, and jazzy soul with Emily and the Ideals!
Riverfront Chess begins by the Orange Sticks at Newark Riverfront Park on July 7 at 1pm hosted by Newark Chess Club!
All levels are welcome!