Please be advised that our monthly “Friends of Riverfront Park” meeting will be held at special 5pm time tomorrow, Thursday, January 21st, in the Fieldhouse at Riverbank Park.
Thank you Newark for coming out to vote on election day for the additional 2-cent increase on the Open Space Trust Fund that will go directly towards the expansion of Newark Riverfront Park.
We look forward to the next phases of development and to creating more exciting family friendly and free programs for the public.
If you would like to be involved and make your voice heard, please attend our Riverfront Public Discussion on Thursday, November 19th at 6pm at the Fieldhouse in Riverbank Park, volunteer with us, or become a member of the Friends of Riverfront Park.
Read more about the Referendum on NJ.com:
Time to Vote! Are you for or against the Riverfront Park expansion project? Make your voice heard by voting on the Open Space Referendum.
Voting occurs November 3rd, to approve or deny the tax increase of an additional 1 cent per $100 of value of residential/commercial property, making it a total of a 2 cent assessment, which will go towards the expansion of the Riverfront Park.
Find out where to vote here: https://voter.njsvrs.com/elections/polling-lookup.html?polling-location
Expansion: The Riverfront Park expansion will go along the shore of the Passaic River from Madison Street to Bridge Street. This project will offer more walkable, open space and additional recreational areas.
Who is involved: Newark Riverfront Revival, our partners in the City of Newark, County of Essex, and Ironbound Community Corporation, along with the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), a business development company aimed at the economic growth of the city of Newark.
How the 2 cent assessment level was determined: The total budget for the Riverfront Park expansion project is $37 million, determined by close estimates of the cost of design services, construction, and materials.
Value impact for the average Newark resident: about $3.40 a month
Timeline for the project construction: if approved, design work could begin as early as spring 2016, with project completion targeted for early 2018
Note: This project does not include river clean-up.
Join us this Saturday, October 17, from 4-5:30 pm for a Guided Tour of Newark Riverfront Park Landscape Installations as part of the Citywide Open Doors Arts Festival hosted by Newark Arts Council.
Meet by the Bird Watch at Newark Riverfront Park located on Raymond Boulevard and Somme Street and learn all about the history and development of Newark’s riverfront with tour guide Damon Rich.
Our season down at Newark Riverfront Park is coming to a close with just a few more events by the Orange Sticks this month:
Friday, October 16th, 6:30-9:30pm – Riverfront House: Season Finale w/ DJ Omar Abdallah
Sunday, October 25th, 1:00-3:00p – Riverfront Chess Tournament hosted by Newark Chess Club ($100 for Winner, $75 for 1st Runner Up & $50 for 2nd Runner Up)
Thursday, November 19th, 6-7pm – Riverfront Public Discussion focusing on stewardship, river cleanup and future development along the Passaic River.
Have you ever been on the Passaic River? If you haven’t, take the opportunity to get to know your city from a different view with our Newark Boat Tours hosted byHackensack Riverkeeper.
On Sunday, September 27th we will operate tours at 10am and 12pm exploring the river, it’s history, and re-development with our eco-tours.
Both tours are hosted by Newark Riverfront Revival with Captains Bill and Hugh from the Hackensack Riverkeeper and are $5 for Newark residents, $15 for non-residents.
If you are interested in attending, call or text (201) 341-8311 or email email@example.com to make your reservation. Must be 4 years and older.