Branch Brook Park Fest in Newark will have music, vendors and art


NEWARK, New Jersey— The following press release is courtesy of the Branch Brook Park Alliance. Learn how to post announcements or events to your local Patch site.

The Branch Brook Park Alliance (BBPA) will host the fourth Branch Brook Park Fest on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prudential Concert Grove in Branch Brook Park (rain date: Sunday, September 11). Now in its second season, this series of programs brings together community members, local business owners, artists and visitors for an afternoon of family activities. The event features vendors, live music, interactive art and more.

“The Community Ambassadors of the Branch Brook Park Alliance and I invite you to join us in celebrating health and wellness through the activation of the Branch Brook Park Historic Landscape,” said Kevin Meija, Director of the program – Care of the Park, BBPA. “Through our series of Fests, we hope to inspire the surrounding community to take ownership of their park, not only to use it to commemorate life’s most treasured memories, but also as a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We hope to continue this series of Fests for years to come to serve as a platform for the amazing local art and artists we have in the city of Newark.

Saturday’s event features vendors such as Wright Way Micro-Farm, Infinity Sisters Collections and HEAL Beauty. Live music will be provided by DJ Shell Spin and live/interactive art will be provided by Andrece Brady. Branch Brook Park Fest is a production of the Branch Brook Park Community Ambassadors, a network of professionals who volunteer their time and talent to support the ongoing stewardship and activation of Essex County Branch Brook Park.

“Park Fest showcases Newark’s local talent in a historic and bucolic setting, where visitors can engage with local artists in completing a take-home art project, listen to live music and purchase merchandise fresh and locally produced,” says Linda Morgan, Co-Chair of the Community Ambassadors Group. “Community Ambassadors invite everyone to come and enjoy this beautiful park.”

Community members throughout the greater Newark area are invited to participate in this free outdoor program. Additional programs will take place on October 1 and 29.

The event is sponsored by: Essex County; Essex County Park System; Branch Brook Park Alliance; Community Foundation of NJ; Rutgers Master Gardeners; Architecture and landscape planning of Rhodeside Hardwell; Jersey cares; Prudential; PSEG; Ryan Family Foundation; The Turrell Fund; Horizon BCBSNJ; Dodge Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; The NJ Health Care Foundation; Miss Jay did; The Nathan Cummings Foundation; and the Victoria Foundation.


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