Mark your calendar: New Community’s Annual Parade And Street Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.
This year’s parade theme is “Out Of The Ashes Came Hope” and will feature several floats that each illustrate a decade of the history of New Community Corporation, which was founded in 1968 by Monsignor William J. Linder. The daylong celebration will also include a street festival with family-friendly activities, food, vendors, a health zone and youth zone.
The extravaganza coincide with a series of citywide celebrations commemorating the 350th anniversary of Newark’s founding. Over 150 marquee programs will highlight Newark’s rich history, remarkable achievements, diverse communities and extraordinary culture presented by a coalition of local groups such as New Community and other cultural organizations, educational institutions and citizen groups, according to the Newark Celebration 350 website.