July 24th @ 5pm – Riverfront Theater Day with The Movement Musical!


Sunday, July 24th, 5pmRiverfront Theater Day – The Movement Musical at the Orange Sticks

Last week we got rained out, but we hope you can come out to the Orange Sticks this Sunday for a great day of musical theater featuring the talented cast of 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.

Riverfront Interactive Art Day on July 23rd from 2-5pm!

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 Family Movie Night featuring Zootopia!

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.



July 8-9: Riverfront Hip-Hop Festival: Hip-Hop for Political, Social, and Environmental Justice

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:

Rah Digga
Nene Ali
Samad Savage
Sol Zalez
Jonathan Stamper
Urban Kween
Flip Citi Band
DJ Scotty Nevers

July 17th Quick Culture Meetup

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?