City of Newark Hosts End of Summer Festival
It’ll be a busy weekend in Newark! In addition to the Brazilian Independence Festival at Riverbank Park, the city will be hosting an End of Summer Festival at the Boylan Recreation Center with music, karaoke, double-dutch exhibitions, face painting and fashion show. The festival will take place this Saturday at noon.
The festival will offer Hip-Hop dance performances by local youth; performances from winning contestants from the 2008 Newark Idol competition, amateur boxing matches, free blood pressure screenings from the Healthfirst NJ unit; summer basketball league championship games; double-dutch exhibitions; Golf and Tennis clinics; karaoke performances; face painting; steel drummers and stilt walkers.
“This year’s End of Summer Festival will bring a joyous close to our Super Summer programs, which have once again brought entertainment, education, empowerment, and unity to our neighborhoods and residents,” Mayor Booker said. “Newark has much to celebrate and I urge all residents to join us at the festival.”