Festivities Are Part of Citywide Events Marking Newark’s 350th Anniversary
It’s a big year for the city of Newark, which is marking its 350th anniversary in 2016, and New Community’s Annual Parade and Festival is playing a unique role in the city-wide festivities bycelebrating the corporation’s nearly five decade history.
“Out of the ashes came hope” is this year’s parade theme and will take a look back on the decades of New Community’s impact on the city since the agency’s founding in 1968 by Monsignor William J. Linder. The parade is Saturday, September 17, and begins at 12 p.m. at the corner of South Orange and Littleton avenues.
The parade route will head east on South Orange Avenue, in front of the New Community Extended Care Facility, which earned a five-star rating earlier this year and will be celebrating its accomplishment during the event (keep an eye out for the parade float).
The festival runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include family-friendly activities such as a kid’s zone—featuring a rock climbing wall, video game truck, bouncy house and pony rides—as well as musical performances, food, vendors and a beer garden (ID required).
The festival will be located near New Community Commons Senior at 140 South Orange Ave. in Newark.
New Community’s parade and festival will highlight the impact that NCC has made in the major areas of community development—affordable housing, childcare, job training and healthcare.