Saturday, 11/22: Free Newark Downtown Riverfront Walkshop

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Join your neighbors for a free & fun walk along 2 miles of Newark’s downtown riverfront to discuss its history, present, and future.

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11 am–1:30 pm
Meet at the Newark Penn Station information booth in the main waiting room
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required!
To learn more, call (201) 341–8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival

This walk will cover two miles of the downtown riverfront between Newark Penn Station and Route 280. Examine opportunities for new riverfront parks and trails! Discuss how downtown neighborhoods can be more connected to the river! Hear stories and meet some Newarkers who have organized their neighbors to shape our community! Learn about the big debate around the Passaic Superfund cleanup! Join the movement to connect Newark to its river!

Please wear comfortable clothes (pants suggested) and sturdy closed-toe shoes. You are encouraged to bring a bottle of water.

See photos of a past Downtown Riverfront Walkshop.

Oh! What a beautiful city! Rest in Peace & Much Respect to Dr Clement Price!

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THE PASSAIC RIVER BLUES
by Dr. Clement Price
Delivered June 2, 2012 on the occasion of the opening of Riverfront Park Segment 1

Let me begin with the first three stanzas of the Negro Spiritual, Oh! What A Beautiful City:

Oh! What a beautiful city!
Oh! What a beautiful city!
Oh! What a beautiful city!
Twelve gates to the city
Hallelu!

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Saturday 10/25: Free North of 280 Riverfront Walkshop

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Join your neighbors for a free & fun walk along 2 miles of the Lower Broadway riverfront to discuss its history, present, and future.

North of 280 Newark Riverfront Walkshop
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11 am–1:30 pm
Meet at Burger King parking lot at 2 Clay St, Newark, NJ 07104
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required!
To learn more, call (201) 341–8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival.

This walk will cover two miles of the North Ward & Lower Broadway riverfront between Clay Street and Chester Avenue. Examine opportunities for new riverfront parks! Discuss how the neighborhoods of Lower Broadway and the North Ward can be more connected to the river!  The group will discuss ideas  and how people from Newark and beyond can make them happen. Also hear the stories and meet some of the Newarkers who have organized their neighbors to shape our community, and the major debate around the Passaic Superfund clean-up.

Join the movement to connect Newark to its river! Please wear comfortable clothes (pants suggested) and sturdy closed-toe shoes. You are encouraged to bring a bottle of water.

See photos of a past North of 280 Riverfront Walkshop.

House Returns to the Riverfront!

OmarRiverfront Newark’s own DJ Omar Abdallah Spins House at the Orange Sticks On four Fridays this summer, Grandmothers, lovebirds, and you will have the chance to get down, groove, and make moves by the Orange Sticks. Newark Riverfont House Parties at the Orange Sticks with DJ Omar Abdallah Fridays 7-9 pm on June 20, July 25, August 22, August 29, and September 19 September 26 At the Orange Sticks along Raymond Blvd between Van Buren & Somme Streets (map) **Please not that August 22 date has been rescheduled to August 29 due to weather** Check out a video of last September’s inaugural Riverfront House Party. Bring blankets & lawnchairs for maximum relaxation! Free and open to the public. Call (201) 341-8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival for more information.

UPDATE! Video & photos from 6/20/14 Riverfront House Party

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Newark Movie Mixtape

Cities exist in brick & concrete but also live as dream images and fantasy locations. On Friday, September 12, 2014, come to Newark’s riverfront for the debut of Newark Movie Mixtape, a composition of over 20 feature films, promotional clips, music videos, and more featuring Newark & Newarkers. From silent shorts made by Thomas Edison (1890s) to Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Brian De Palma’s Wise Guys (1986). and the “Wrong Side of the Tracks” video by the Artifacts (1994), this screening shows Newark over the course of a century. Come relax on the River-Watching Hill and see 20 real & imaginary Newarks projected against the skyline.

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Newark Riverfront Revival, Rutgers University, Newark, & Rutgers University, Newark History Department present:

Newark Movie Mixtape
Friday, September 12, 2014
Movie begins just after sundown
Newark Riverfront Park at the Orange Sticks (see map)
Raymond Blvd between Van Buren & Somme Streets
Free & open to the public
Bring blankets & lawnchairs for maximum relaxation!

RSVP via Facebook and call (201) 341-8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival for more information. The Orange Sticks at Newark Riverfront Park are near 1 Somme Street, Newark, NJ 07105, a 10-minute walk from Newark Penn Station. The NJ Transit #1 bus stops at Ferry & Fillmore, 3 blocks from the park. Free public parking is available along Raymond Blvd between Somme & Van Buren Streets or near the Riverfront Park Sports Fields at the corner of Raymond Blvd & Freeman Street, a 10-minute walk.

Download flyer here.

**********************FULL MIXTAPE LABEL**********************
Newark Movie Mixtape
Curated by Whitney Strub and Damon Rich
Edited by Samantha Boardman

Sightseeing in Newark (John Dunnachie, 1927)
Wise Guys (Brian De Palma, 1986)
Death of a B-Boy (Willis Petrie, 2008)
With No One to Help Us (Eugene and Carole Marner,1967)
Dinner with an Assassin (Bobby Guions, 2005)
Writing on the Wall (Sandra King, 1984)
A Morning Alarm/Going to the Fire (Edison Manufacturing Co., 1896)
Whitney Houston, “How Will I Know” (1991)
1 P.M. (Jean-Luc Godard/D.A. Pennebaker/ Richard Leacock, 1972)
Day of the Fight (Stanley Kubrick, 1951)
The Street (Daniel Pyne and John Mankiewicz, 1988)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
Eminem, “Not Afraid” video (2010)
This is Newark, 1966 (1966)
Moving Target (Bobby Guions, 1999)
Meet Me in the Ironbound: A Love Story (Yuri Alves, 2014)
Ironbound Vampire (Karl Petry, 1997)
Newark Big Plans (2014)
“Move Jump Jack Your Body” (Kyze/Stump, 1989)
Janie’s Janie (Geri Ashur, 1972)
The Rink (Sarah Friedland, 2012)
Single Room Furnished (Matt Cimber, 1968)
Troublemakers (Robert Machover and Norm Fruchter, 1966)
“Ghosts of Zanzibar” video (Alias Rhythm, 2011)
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UPDATED photos!

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Newark Riverfront Latin Jazz with Frank and 3 To Clave

Come enjoy sounds of Latin Jazz from Frank and 3 to Clave at the Orange Sticks, led by Frank Villafañe and featuring Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Brazilian rhythms. The Diaspora comes together at Newark’s riverfront!

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Latin Jazz with Frank and 3 to Clave
Friday, September 5, 2014, 7 pm
Newark Riverfront Park Orange Sticks (see map)
Raymond Blvd between Van Buren & Somme Streets
Free & open to the public!
Bring lawnchairs, blankets, & picnic dinners!

Call (201) 341-8311 or email Newark Riverfront Revival for more information. The Orange Sticks at Newark Riverfront Park are near 1 Somme Street, Newark, NJ 07105, a 10-minute walk from Newark Penn Station. The NJ Transit #1 bus stops at Ferry & Fillmore, 3 blocks from the park. Free public parking is available along Raymond Blvd between Somme & Van Buren Streets or near the Riverfront Park Sports Fields at the corner of Raymond Blvd & Freeman Street, a 10-minute walk.

See and hear a sample of the band.

Frank received his musical training here at Rutgers University where he studied with Kenny Barron, Walter Bishop Jr., Ted Dunbar and Frank Foster. Frank has shared the stage with such Latin Jazz luminaries as Eddie Palmieri, Richie Flores, Mario Rivera, Louis Romero, and Alfredo De La Fe.

Download flyer here.

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Who’s digging the old Burger King site at Market & Prospect?

Curious about the environmental remediation work being done on both sides of Raymond Boulevard near Prospect Street? Read these sheets from PSEG to learn the deal.

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Informe sobre la recuperacion del predio donde se encontraban las instalaciones de la Market Street Gas y projecto de restauracion – Area D
Uma visao geral do antigo local de producao de gas Market Street, descontaminacao e projeto de restauracao – Area D
An Overview of the Former Market Street Gas Works Site Remediation and Restoration Project – Area D