July 10th – “Back to the Basics” Hip Hop Weekend Movie Screening – Nas: Time is Illmatic

Nas_Time_is_Illmatic_HHWKNDNewark celebrates the history and culture of hip-hop at the Orange Sticks in Riverfront Park with “Back to the Basics” Hip Hop Weekend on July 10-11th!

Catch the opening night with a screening of Nas: Time is Illmatic at Riverfront Park located on Friday, July 10th.

Come back on Saturday, July 11th for a day long focus on the 5 Elements of Hip Hop featuring a panel discussion about the origins and evolution of the genre with Jeff Billingsley of Cobblestone Multimedia LLC, Martha Diaz, Associate Producer of Nas: Time is Illmatic and Founder and Curator of Hip Hop Education Center, Du “Doitall” Kelly of the Legendary Lords of the Underground and 211 Media Group and hip-hop scholar Dr. JahJah Shakur, and performances in all the 5 Elements (emcee, deejay, b-boy/b-girl, graffiti, & beatbox) and an open mic cypher.

hashtags: #timeisillmatic #backtothebasics #newarkhiphopwknd

Reserve Your Tickets for Newark Boat Tours Now!!

Newark Boat Tours 2015Celebrate America’s Independence this weekend with a one of a kind Newark Port Tour with Hackensack Riverkeeper!

Reserve your tickets now to tour the Passaic River, just $5 for Newark Residents and $15 for non-residents. Call (201) 341-8311, email newarkboattours@gmail.com or purchase your tickets now at:

PayPal using email address newarkboattours@gmail.com. Don’t forget to mark your date and time!

Riverfront News: River Day Postponed, Riverfront Chess, Praise by the Passaic & Ironbound Walkshop this Week!

Last Saturday it rained on our parade and the 4th Annual Walk to the Water and River Day has been postponed until September (new date will be announced shortly!) Thanks to everyone for your support in promoting and volunteering for Walk to the Water and River Day.

It may have rained on us on Saturday but we’ve got some exciting events later half of the week at Riverfront Park!

We are thrilled to introduce our first Riverfront Chess days on Thursday, June 25th at 1:00pm at the Orange Sticks. Newark Chess Club will host chess lessons, games, and tournaments twice a month on the banks of the Passaic River at Riverfront Park. Come out and learn how to play or show off your skills as you enjoy the summer breeze of the Passaic River.chess

This Friday, June 26th, our friends at Riverbank Park (located across the street from Riverfront Park) on will host a Free Movie Friday with The Lego Movie at 8pm. Bring a blanket and your family and enjoy a night out in the Park.


Saturday, June 27th from 5-8pm, Newark gathers together at the Orange Sticks in Riverfront Park for the 2nd Annual Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis! This special evening will close out Newark’s Gospel Month celebrating the City’s deep tradition of gospel with the joyous sounds of some of Newark’s most talented acts and special guests.

*Don’t forget to wear white and bring your blankets and lawn chairs!


Want to learn more about the history, development and ecology of Newark’s Riverfront and the Lower Passaic? Sign up for our Ironbound Walkshop tour, part I in our three part walkshop series which highlights the stories and triumphs along the Passaic River. The Ironbound Walkshop will leave from Newark Penn Station at 1:00pm this Sunday, June 28th and explore the current Riverfront Park, new developments and beyond the Park in the East Ward.

If you are interested in taking the tour please email newarkriverfront@gmail.com or call (201) 341-8311 to reserve your space!


Hope to see you down by the river!

Join Us Today for Newark’s 4th Annual Walk to the Water & River Day!!!

Today is the day! Join Newark Riverfront Revival, Friends of Riverfront Park, the City of Newark, County of EssexIronbound Community Corporation, Trust for Public Land and special guests GrassROOTS Community Foundation and our partners for the 4th Annual Walk to the Water! Meet us on the steps of Newark City Hall, located at 920 Broad Street, at 11:30am as Newarkers from all corners and beyond walk to Riverfront Park to reclaim our river and to promote sustainable Riverfront redevelopment, the clean up of the Passaic River, and access to clean and safe open space.

Walk with us to the Water and Riverfront Park and stay for a full day of family fun, entertainment and activities from 1-6pm.


River Day family and entertainment activities will take place all day beginning with the Zoo Crew Basketball and Ironbound Soccer Club Tournaments from 9am-1pm at the Sports Fields located in the Essex County portion of Riverfront Park located at Raymond Boulevard and Brill Street.

Riverfront Yoga will take place at noon at the Orange Sticks located on Raymond Boulevard between Somme and Van Buren Streets.
The Orange Party at the Orange Sticks will begin at 1pm with DJ Omar Abdallah and host Starski.

The event will begin with a River Reconnection Ceremony at 1:15pm with a welcome from Dr. Janice Johnson Dias of GrassROOTS Community Foundation, music by Emily Turonis, poetry by Urban Kween and more!

Performances will begin at 1:45pm and will feature:

Down Neck Sisters of Harmony
Heritage Irish Dance Troupe
Diaspora ecuatoriana (Traditional Dance & Music from Ecuador)
Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira
Rancho Infantil Cantinho (Traditional Dance & Music from Portugal)

New York Red Bulls Freestyle Street Team
Oasis Youth Steel Pan Orchestra
Maurice Chestnut with Charissa Dowe aka Violin Diva

River Day activities (from 1pm-6pm) will include Boat Tours with the Hackensack Riverkeeper from 1-4pm, Zumba, FloydLittle Double Dutch TeamNew York Redbulls, Riverfront Chess with Newark Chess ClubNewark Printshop Pop-Up Print Shop, Boat Building with Project U.S.E., Newark Bike Exchange Peddle-Powered Waterfall, Drum Circle, children’s activities and more!

Hashtags are #NewarkRiverfrontRevival #TheRiverBelongsToThePeople #NewarkWalksToTheWater #NewarkRiverDay #CleanThePassaic

Find us on Social Media:

Instagram @newarkriverfront

Twitter @newarkriverfrnt

Facebook: Newark Riverfront Revival

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact (201) 341-8311 or email newarkriverfront@gmail.comFlyerV2-01