Monthly Archives: August 2016

2nd Annual Dance Newark! – Movements of the World Lights Up the Riverfront Stage!

Our 2nd Annual #DanceNewark! event was a huge success thanks to all of our performers, partners and attendees.

As promised, we witnessed dancers from all over the world, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company representing traditional Chinese dance, Heritage Irish Dance Company representing Irish Step Dance, Felipe & Rafael of Brazil, Ricardo Santiago with Flamenco from Spain, all around Latin America and the Caribbean with Smiling David’s Dance School and right back to #Newark, New Jersey with a headlining improvised performance by Newark’s own tap master extraordinaire, Maurice Chestnut with one of the world’s greatest street dancers Storyboard P from Brooklyn, NYC.

Special thanks to Dance on the Lawn, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Gallery Aferro Mobile Portrait Studio, Friends of Riverfront Park, National Endowment of the Arts, and Victoria Foundation for making this event possible.


Newark Boat Tours Cancelled for the Rest of the Summer :(

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Newark Riverfront Revival and Hackensack Riverkeeper are suspending our Newark Boat Tours for the rest of the 2016 season.

We expect to return to normal operation in June 2017. We apologize for any and all inconvenience and we thank you for understanding. All donations collected for cancelled programs will be refunded.

Explore Port Newark This Sunday (August 21st) with Newark Boat Tours!

Sunday, August 21, Boat Tours to Port Newark with Hackensack Riverkeeper!

The Port of Newark is the largest Port on the Eastern Seaboard and the 2nd largest Port in the United States. Experience the Port from the Passaic River and Newark Bay with our Port Boat Tours with Hackensack Riverkeeper this Sunday at 11am and 1pm. Suggested donation is $5 for Newark residents and $15 for non-residents. Must be 5 years and older.

If you are interested in joining us on August 21, please email or call (201) 341-8311 to reserve your spot.

Friday, August 19: Riverfront House w/ DJ Omar Abdallah + LPCCD “Music Speaks” Series Film Feature “Hands to the Sky”







Invite You To A Very Special


House Music Night at Newark Riverfront

Celebrating outdoor house music dance culture

House Rhythms by


7:00pm – 9:00pm

followed by a screening of the documentary film

By Domingo Canate


9:00pm – 11:00pm


The DJs, Musicians, Fans and Feelings Inspired by Outdoor House Music Dance Parties

Friday, August 19th

Newark Riverfront at Orange Sticks

Raymond Blvd between Somme and Van Buren Streets


Father & Son Complete Kayaking Expedition on the Passaic River and Donate Funds to Newark Riverfront Park!

Big thanks to Brian Snow and his 13 year old son Skyler Snow who graciously donated the proceeds of their kayaking expedition down the Passaic River to Newark Riverfront Revival programming! Their courageous journey ended at the Boat Dock at Newark Riverfront Park and their donation will go towards our free public kayaking days!

Take from Skyler, the Passaic River is still a gem to be explored! “Despite the pollution, there are some beautiful sights to see on the Passaic,” Snow concluded.

For the full story, check out this article:

Save the Date! Friday, August 12 – Riverfront Movie Night Featuring Purple Rain!

Friday, August 12th, 8pm @ the Orange Sticks at Newark Riverfront Park

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the iconic film that was the catalyst for mega-fame for the multi-talented musician and performer Prince along the banks of the Passaic River at Riverfront Park.

Bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks and watch this classic under the stars.

This event is sponsored by Newark Office of Film + TV

purple rain movie night