Community Info.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Parking for August 27th PSBA Event

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Palm Street Block Association 

7th Annual Block / Community Event

August 27, 2016 / from 2-8pm

Palm St. will be close  to all traffic & residents must move their vehicles by 1pm .

Parking is available @ North Star Academy Middle School parking lot

@ 24 Hazelwood Ave from 12 to 9pm

The Palm St. Block Assoc. nor North Star Academy Middle School

will be responsible or held liable for your vehicles

(parking will be @ your own risk)

Need more info contact Ms Pam @ pam@palmstreetblockassociation.org

Thanks

  

Palm St. 7th Annual Block / Community Party

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Palm Street Block Association Inc.

Invite our Residents & Community 

When: August 27, 2016 , Where: Palm St. Time: 2 to 8pm

bring your gills to the street & lets greet & meet  our old & new neighbors 

lets bring back the quality of life in our West Ward Community !!!

Purchase your Raffles Tickets in advance !!

Drawing will be held August 27, 2016 @ 7pm  & Winner need not be present.

Event Rain Date: August 28, 2016

For More Info. Contact Pam @  exec@palmstreetblockassociation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are available for Palm Street Block Association’s Bus Ride to Atlantic City on Saturday July 21st

Monday, June 18th, 2012

 

Busrideflyer

NJ Community Research Initiative in search of a Counselor/Discharge Planner

Monday, February 20th, 2012

NORTH JERSEY COMMUNITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE JOB DESCRIPTION 1

Job Title: Prevention with Positive Counselor/Discharge Planner

Location: NJCRI’s Project Renew

Reports To: Program Manager

Salary: Fulltime employee: negotiable by experience

 

The position seeks a qualified candidate to provide treatment

education and risk reduction services. Duties include but are not limited to:

Deliver client services as described in the grant contract and Attachment C.

 

Conduct Group Sessions (identify client’s HIV risks and current stage of change, hear risk-reduction success stories, set personal goals, identify first steps to reduce HIV risk, and make referrals to C&T and medical/social services)

Provide Individual Level Intervention (ILI) (discuss/refine risk-reduction goals, assess client’s needs, and provide needed referrals to Counseling &Testing and medical/social services)

Create and maintain confidential client counseling files with progress notes.

Document all services in accordance with the contracts and Attachment C of individual funding contracts.

Prepare and submit reports to the Program Manager as required by the contracts and Attachment C of individual funding contracts.

Services rendered shall be entered into client charts and database.

Quality assurance including: case conferences, chart review and administering and collecting client satisfaction surveys and outcomes-based internal evaluations for the Program Manager.

 

Assist the Program Manager in evaluation and improvement of program services.

Participate in staff meetings with the Project Renew team and the entire NJCRI Staff as requested.

Provide input to the Program Manager regarding program planning and service development.

Interact with other service providers to enhance coordination of services and pre-discharge referrals.

 

Participate in governmental, professional and community committees and task forces, as assigned by the Program Manager and approved by the

Director and Executive Director.

Provide input to the Program Manager regarding forecasted levels of services for future contracts.

Foster and preserve a strong team spirit among program staff and volunteers.

Enhance one’s professional abilities via continuing education.

Attend in-service training, and continuing educational opportunities relating to treatment adherence theory and practice. i.e. DEBI

 

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, Certified Social Worker (CSW), Nursing / Medical credential, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC) or Chemical

Dependency Associate (CDA). Or High School Diploma with 4 years experience in HIV Prevention counseling and Care and Treatment.

 

Experience in the field of counseling and /or case management. Prior experience counseling HIV infected or affected persons and/or inmates

and knowledge of combination drug therapies is preferred.

 

Must possess own transportation.

 

Department of Corrections (DOC) background check required.

 

Will receive appropriate DEBI training

 

Spanish / English language fluency desirable.

 

Abilities and Skills:

Candidates should have effective counseling skills; well developed oral and written communication skills; computer literate; be a team

player; strong organizational and prioritization abilities; proven ability to document services and provide reports as required.

 

Interested candidates should submit their resumes via email:

c.harris@njcri.org or fax 973-485-7080. Deadline for resume

submission is Friday, February 24, 2012.

NJCRI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

The North Jersey Community Research Initiative’s (NJCRI) Project Renew has an opening for a Prevention with Positives Counselor/Discharge

Planner. Please pass this along to the NJ Community and Corrections

Working Summit list serve.

Thank you.

 

Caroline E.S. Harris

Program Manager

Project Renew: Discharge Planning and Healthy Relationships

 

North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)

393 Central Avenue

Phone: 973-483-3444 ext. 224

Phone: 973-558-5064 (direct)

Fax: 973-485-7080

Email: C.Harris@njcri.org

www.njcri.org

 

Newark, NJ 07103

 

Inclusion Resources: UDL, Teleconference, Videos & More

Monday, February 20th, 2012
START Project: Reaching All Families

Together Families Can Make A Difference

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Family-Educator Collaboration
Family-Educator Collaboration Cramer College, Camden, NJ
Family-Educator Collaboration

Cramer College Preparatory Lab School, Camden, NJ

Families and Educators Working Together

The START Project Team presented the Family-Educator Collaboration  workshop in over ten districts around the state in 2011.  Deborah Lynam, Parent Group Specialist and Cecilia Raubertas, Bi-lingual Parent Group Specialist, presented the training in English and Spanish for families and educators at Cramer College Preparatory Lab School in Camden. Parent Tools and Resources.

Inclusion Mini Conferences
Success for ALL Students: Universal Design for Learning
Success for ALL Students:

Universal Design for Learning

The START Project Inclusion Mini-Conference, Success for All Students: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) took place in October in both Cherry Hill and Perth Amboy. In Cherry Hill over 90 families and educators heard from teams implementing UDL in Deptford and Lindenwold School Districts.  In Perth Amboy we heard from Palisades Park and the Perth Amboy School District.

UDL is a research-based framework used to enable ALL children to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. During this mini-conference, families of children with disabilities learned about UDL and ways that this approach can help their children achieve success in the general education classroom.

 

Download UDL Resource list

 

“Yesterday was a good conference, parents really enjoyed and learned new things. A parent, who has a Learning Disability, cried all the way home. She told us how she never finished junior high school, and receiving the certificate was one of the most important things she ever earned in her life. She said she was calling up her son’s teacher and will ask about teaching her son math in a new way. “- A parent from Pleasantville

 

“What a wonderful conference your organization hosted on Saturday in Cherry Hill. I’ve already contacted the head of the child study team in my local school district, and will be sitting down with him to discuss UDL.  I’m really excited about doing whatever I can to spread the word on what a beautiful approach to education UDL represents.” – A parent from Ocean City High school

 

Listen to what Families had to say about the conference

 

Listen to what educators had to say about the conference

Making A Difference!

In the Education of African American & Latino Children with Special Needs 

Nineteen parents and professionals completed the SPAN Resource Parent Training Series in Lakewood, NJ in November of 2011. The Training Program prepared parents of children with disabilities and community partners, as volunteers to support local families in exercising their rights and responsibilities under federal and state special education and early intervention laws. This comprehensive training series, coupled with ongoing support from SPAN staff helps to increase the community’s capacity to serve children with special needs.  For assistance to start and run special education parent groups for families who are primarily Spanish speaking contact our Bi-Lingual Parent Group Specialist, Cecilia Raubertas.

Inclusion Teleconference Recording Available Kids hands togetherMeeting the Needs of All Learner: Including Students with Disabilities in the General Education Clasroom with Featured Speaker: Angela Durso, Recently Retired Director of Special Services, Perth Amboy School District

 

Teleconference participants had this to say:

“I enjoyed listening to how in-class resource and an inclusion model can work.”

“I learned what to do in my next IEP meeting”

“I learned that parents need to continually talk to school district personnel and develop meaningful inclusion programs and then continually evaluate their childrens’ performances based on data.”

 

Click here to listen to a recording of the teleconference

Information and Resources

Free Webinar Series on Family, School and Community Engagement
The Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement webinar series is an opportunity for stakeholders representing national, regional, and local organizations to learn about family, school, and community engagement research, best practices from the field, and new innovations that are making a difference in school improvement and student learning.

High School  Student Leadership Conference

Dare to Dream in 2012
High School Student Leadership Conference

Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences promote student self-advocacy and leadership skills. NJ youth with disabilities aged 14-21, their families and school districts are encouraged to participate in this annual positive and empowering experience sponsored by the NJ Office of Special Education. Conference details and registration

Contact Us For Info or Assistance

Assistance is available through the START Project at SPAN to enhance family engagement to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. The START Project is focusing its efforts this year on enhancing family engagement in schools and districts in need of improvement and reaching families that have been underserved. Contact the START Project for assistance at 1-800-654-SPAN (ext. 123) or by email.

Free Self-defense class for all women

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates is sponsoring a

FREE Martial Arts Self Defense Class for women of all ages and abilities.

 

Pre-register – info@supportsofia.org

Saturday March 17, 2012

1:00-2:30pm

Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey

356 Bloomfield Ave. 2nd floor • Montclair, New Jersey 07042

973.744.4934 www.abccnj.com

 

Grand Master Craig Mason, personal security specialist, with over 40

years experience is offering a seminar on self protection specifically

tailored for women.

 

No prior self defense experience is necessary to attend.

Women who have martial arts backgrounds are also welcome.

The seminar will focus on practical methods of self defense

as well as conflict avoidance.

 

BENEFITS

• Fitness

• Confidence

• Improved Self Esteem

• Improved Awareness

• Greater Respect for Self & Others

DEFEND FROM

Street Attacks •

Grabs & Holds •

Sexual Assaults •

Weapon Attacks •

Larger & Stronger Attackers •

 

 

Respectfully,

Cynthia Walker

Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates

973 932 0530

http://www.supportsofia.org

2012-2013 Buick and GM Achievers Scholarship Program, deadline Feb. 29. 2012

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Buick and the GM Foundation announced the launch of the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program for the 2012-13 school year. Among the largest scholarships awarded over multiple years, the expanded program this year includes current undergraduate students, as well as high school seniors and graduates.
The move is intended to address high drop-out rates for students unable to complete their academic goals due to financial concerns. It also helps to identify college students who have had more time to develop interests in majors covered by the program including science, technology, engineering and design, along with other areas of expertise essential to strengthening our nation’s manufacturing workforce talent.
This scholarship, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award:
Up to $25,000 per year for 100 students
– AND –
$2,000 one time awards for 1,000 students
Students are encouraged apply who… · Will be enrolling full-time at a 4-year college or university. · Plan to major in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design. · Have an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries.
Applications for the 2012 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will be accepted online at
www.buickachievers.com until February 29, 2012.

City of Newark’s, Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Calendar of Activities and Special Events

Monday, February 20th, 2012

City of Newark’s, Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services

Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Newark, New Jersey

Calendar of Activities and Special Events

September 2011 – June 2012

 

*All Programs and Special Events are subject to change.

 

     *Program/Activity                   Age                 Date(s)                                   Times                                              **Location(s)

Aerobics for Seniors

Seniors

September 6 – June 28

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

JFK

Aerobics: Senior Divas Work-Out Club

55+

March 1 – June 5

Tuesdays & Thurs.: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

St. Peters

Aerobics

(Boot Camp Style)

Adults

Year Round

Tuesdays -Thursdays: 6 :00 -7:00 pm

Saturdays- 9:30 am – 10:30 pm

JFK

Arts & Crafts

7 & over

Year Round

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

St. Peters

Basketball League (coed)

14 and under

tbd

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00  – 6:00 pm

JFK

Basketball Tournament

(NPS Spring Break event)

8-18

(boys)

April 3 -7

tbd

JFK

Billiards

All ages

Year Round

Tuesdays -Saturdays: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All Centers

Board & Table Game

(Checkers, Tri-Ominos, Othello, Checkers,  ,Scrabble, etc.)

7 & over

Year Round

Tuesdays –Thursdays: 4:00 pm -7:30 pm

 

All Centers

Camp Watershed-

Overnight weekend camp

(NWCDC collaborate)

7-20

April 4 -

May 25, 2012

Saturdays – 8:30 am

Sundays- 1:30 pm

To register, call (973) 697-9018

223 Echo Lake Road, West Milford, NJ

Chess- tutorial

The Newark Chess Club

10-17

tbd

Days- tbd

Boylan

Ironbound

Choir Program (for youth)

7-17

March 24- May 19

Saturdays – tbd

tbd

Cheerleading Skills

7-15

January 14- June 9 Saturdays: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Boylan

Computer Access

Adults

September – June

Tuesdays – Fridays: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

All Centers

Computer Assess

7-17

September – June

Tuesdays- Fridays: 4:00 pm- 7:30 pm

All Centers

 

Dance – Hip Hop

(auditions & practice for Summer Concerts in Parks showcases)

7-17

January 17- May 22 Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

St. Peters

Dance Classes-

Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha

7-17

Adults

March 22 – May 18 Fridays- 5:00 pm- 6:15 pm

Fridays- 6:30  pm-  7:45 pm

Rotunda

Rotunda

Dance Classes-

Line Dancing

Adults

March 21 – May 16

Wednesdays: 11:00 am -12:45 pm

Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:45 pm

Boylan

Rotunda

Dance Classes-

Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha

7-17

March 20- May 2 Wednesdays: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

JFK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorating on a Shoestring Budget

Adults 55+

March 20, 27

April 3, 10

Tuesdays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Limited seating and pre-registration required.

Ironbound

Double Dutch Practice

 

3rd – 8th grades

Jan 17– June 21 Tuesdays & Fridays: 5:30pm  – 7:30 pm

 

JFK

Etiquette- Business & Social Protocol

9 and over

Families welcomed

April 14th

Saturday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Limited seating and pre-registration required. Applications available at Central Office  March 1st

Boylan

Homework Assistance

7-17

September – June

Tuesdays – Thursdays: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All Centers

Ice Skating (public)

Adults

December 19 –

April 15

Tuesdays – Fridays: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

 Tuesdays & Fridays: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ironbound

Ice Skating (public)

Youth

December-March

Tuesdays & Fridays: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

Ironbound

Little League- Baseball

(9 teams)

 

tbd

  Citywide
Personal Trainer for Women/Groups

18+

March 20 – May 18

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturdays: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

JFK

Photography 101

12-17

March 17 – May 5

Fridays & Saturdays- time-tbd

Call the Center at 973-733-8947

Boylan
Skiing, Instructional

(NWCDC collaborate)

7-20

January 7 –

March 10

Saturdays: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

To register, call (973) 697-9018

Camp Watershed
Soccer Program

7-16

Jan. 21 –June 16

Saturdays: 9:30 am 12:00 pm JFK

Nat Turner Park (weather permitting )

Table Tennis Instruction

(geared for competition)

7-17

March 20 -  June 16

Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Rotunda

Tae Kwon Do

 

7-17

Jan. 11 – June 22

Wednesdays & Fridays: 5:00– 7:00 pm

Rotunda

Television Production Program-

7-17

February 10-

May 8

Wednesday -Fridays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

St. Peters

Tumbling/ Acrobatics

Program

7-17

March 23 – June 23

Wednesdays & Fridays: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturdays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

JFK

Weight Room (Men’s)

Adults Only

September- June

Tuesdays- Fridays: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

JFK

 

Weight Room (Men’s)

Adults Only

September- June

Tuesdays- Fridays: 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Boylan

Rotunda

Weight Room (Women’s)

Adults Only

September- June

Tuesdays- Fridays: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

JFK  

Weight Room (Women’s)

Adults Only

September- June

Tuesdays- Fridays: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Rotunda

Workout Center (Men & Women)

Adults

Year Round

Tuesdays- Fridays: 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Ironbound

Who I am- Mentoring Program for Girls

7-17

Year Round

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

JFK

Yoga

 

Families

March 20 –April 28

Tuesdays & Fridays: 5:30  – 6:30 pm

Ironbound

Yoga

 

Adults

 March 21 – April 27

Wednesdays & Fridays: 11:00 am– 12:30 pm

JFK

Yoga

Families

March 24- May 5

Saturdays: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

St. Peters

Zumba (Dance/Exercise Classes)

Adults

March 20 – April 28

Tuesdays- 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Boylan

Zumba (Dance/Exercise Classes)

Adult

March 29 – May 3

Thursdays –5:30 pm -6:30 pm

 

Ironbound

 

 

Aquatics Programming

September 2011 – June 2012

 

*All Programs and Special Events are subject to change.

Call each site beforehand.

 

     Program/Activity                      Age                    Date(s)                                               Times                                                                                

Aerobics- Physical Therapy

Seniors

(55+)

September –June

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

*JFK

Master Swim Class

Adults

September – June

Tuesdays– Friday: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

JFK

(Junior) Master Swim

7-17

September – June

Level III- Saturdays: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

JFK

Learn to Swim

7-17

October –May

 

Tuesdays– Fridays: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm                                   

 

Ironbound

 

Learn to Swim

(Evenings)

Adults

September – June

Wednesday & Fridays: 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

 

JFK

 

Learn to Swim,

(Evenings)

7-17

September – June

Level I- Wed. & Thurs. 4:00 pm -4:45 pm

Level II- Wed. & Thurs. 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

JFK

 

Make A Splash; Water Safety Classes

7-17

Jan. 3 – Feb. 15

Tuesdays – Fridays: times -tbd

(Newark Public Schools; Charter & Private Schools will have classes, contact 973-733-6454)

Ironbound

JFK

 

Mommy/ Daddy and Me

Programs for Toddlers with Parents

Infants –

6 year olds

September – June

Saturdays: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays: 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm

JFK

 

 

Recreational Swim

Adults

September – June

Tuesdays– Fridays: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

 

JFK      

 

Recreational Swim

Adults

September – June

Tuesdays– Fridays: 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

 

Ironbound

      

Recreational Swim

(in reserved lanes only)

7-17

September – June

Tuesdays– Fridays: 11:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

 

Ironbound

       JFK

Water Aerobics

(with licensed instructor)

Adults

March 20- May 24

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

                                           6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

JFK

Water Aerobics for Youth (with licensed instructor)

7-17

March 20 – May 24

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00pm – 5:00 pm

 

JFK

 

Special Events – Citywide (partial listing)

 

“Sing in Praise of King”

 24th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All ages

Thursday, January 19th

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

American History High School

African-American History Month Celebration; Flag Raising & reception

All ages

Tuesday, February 7

4:00 pm

City Hall, Rotunda

Annual Holocaust Program

All ages

April- tbd

 

 

 

Wenger Wagon Scheduled Events

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

All ages

Friday, March 16th

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, at Washington Street & Central Avenue

 

Summer in the Parks Concerts (Jazz, R&B; Neo Soul; Pop Music; Old School; Portuguese Folkloric; Blues; Neo Soul; DJ;  Nu Jazz Hip, etc.)

(approx. 19 concerts)

All Ages

June 27– October 3

Wednesdays, 12 pm – 2 pm- Lunchtime Downtown Concerts in Washington Park (in collaboration with CCDC

Saturdays (5 concerts)- Neighborhood Concerts- citywide

 

 

 

Recreational Sites/ Locations, Telephone Numbers & City Parks

 

  • Boylan- Boylan Street Recreation Center – 916 South Orange Avenue, (973) 733-8947
  • Camp Watershed- 223 Echo Lake Road, West Milford, NJ; For information & camp applications call (973) 697-9018
  • Central Office- 94 William Street, 2nd Floor, (973) 733-6454
  • Hayes West-(Pool Only in July-August) 179 Boyd Street, (973) 733- 3959
  • Ironbound- Ironbound Aquatic Center – 226 Rome Street, (973) 733-5838 (pool)
  • Ironbound- Ironbound Recreation Center – 226 Rome Street, (973) 733-3707 (gym)
  • JFK- John F. Kennedy Recreation & Aquatic Center – 211 West Kinney Street, (973) 733-6550
  • Nat Turner Park- 251-289 Eighteen Avenue
  • Rotunda- Rotunda Recreation Center- 75 Clifton Avenue, (973) 733-3677
  • St. Peter’s- St. Peter’s Recreation Center- 378 Lyons Avenue, (973) 733-8006

 

 

 

Revised 2/7/12 cjlh

 

 

 

 

 

MAYOR BOOKER TO WELCOME CIRCUS BACK TO NEWARK

Monday, February 20th, 2012

MAYOR BOOKER TO WELCOME CIRCUS BACK TO NEWARK

ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, AT 10 A.M. AT CITY HALL, 920 BROAD STREET, IN NEWARK

Circus will welcome Year of the Dragon with “Spirit of the Dragon”

with “CircusFit” performance for Newark Day Center children;

Mayor will launch Community Pass Initiative

 

Newark, NJ – February 6, 2012 – Mayor Cory A. Booker, Feld Entertainment Producer Nicole Feld, Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns, and children from Newark Day Center will welcome “The Greatest Show on Earth” back to Newark and the Asian Year of the Dragon, by hosting a “Spirit of the Dragon” CircusFitSM performance. The event will also launch the Mayor’s Community Pass for the performances. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 7, at 10 a.m., in the City Hall, 920 Broad Street, first floor Rotunda.

 

Mayor Booker, Ms. Feld, and Ringmaster Iverson will celebrate the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ “Dragons” performances at the Prudential Center, which will take place on March 1-4. Designed to ensure that affordable tickets are available in the local community, the Mayor’s Community Pass is valid $10 per ticket for the 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday, March 2. Mayor’s passes for the circus will be available through the Mayor’s office and local social service agencies.  Since the inception of the Mayor’s Community Pass program in Newark, more than 700,000 passes have been made available so that Newark families have an affordable opportunity to enjoy quality live entertainment together.

 

In partnership with Mayor Booker’s “Let’s Move! Newark” initiative, Ringling Bros. performers will present a special CircusFitSM performance for the assembled children from the Newark Day Center.  Through the program, children will learn the importance of staying active and staying fit, and how the four elements of the dragon (strength, heart, courage and wisdom) play an important role in each of our lives.

 

WHO:             Mayor Cory A. Booker, Feld Entertainment Producer Nicole Feld, Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns, and 35 children from Newark Day Center.

 

WHAT:          Will welcome the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as it brings “Dragons” to Newark, by launching the Mayor’s $10 Community Pass and a CircusFitSM performance.

           

WHEN:          Tuesday, February 7. 10 a.m.

WHERE:       City Hall 920 Broad Street Newark

 

For more information, contact:

 

Newark Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004.

E-mail: Pressoffice@ci.newark.nj.us

Alan Miller (Circus): (917) 412-0166

-NEWARK-

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