Beginning at noon on Friday, July 30 until 8:00pm on Sunday, August 1, music, dance and positive energy will reverberate throughout Newark emanating from the internationally anticipated 5th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival presented by SEIU, Razac, Verizon Wireless and Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District. The free, three-day outdoor festival offers a unique combination of outstanding live music performances, arts, culture, wellness and green lifestyle pavilions, and attractions for the entire family. Over 30 performances in four genres of African American music highlight the spirit of Lincoln Park's urban eco-village: a tribute to Newark's great jazz composers James Moody, Wayne Shorter and more, a gospel showcase with "How Sweet the Sound" A Verizon Experience and Newark Idol youth performers, encore performances by house music icons Loleatta Holloway and DJ Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, and hip-hop pioneers EPMD, Big Daddy Kane and many more celebrate the 33rd Anniversary of The Rock Steady Crew. For a complete list of performances and activities for seniors, families and children, visit http://www.lpccd.org/mf2010.
Pre-Festival | Thursday, July 29, 2010 – 11:00am
Festival Kick-Off Press Conference
Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, 460 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
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Pre-Festival | Thursday, July 29, 2010 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Opening Reception for "Reflections" Exhibit presented by State Farm Insurance and LPCCD. Curated by Tony Graves and Akintola Hanif, Reflections provides a retrospective of the Lincoln Park Music Festival through the photography, film and multi-media art of Vincent Bryant, Tamara Fleming, Tony Graves, Akintola Hanif, Jaecyne Howell, and Stafford Woods. A kaleidoscope of sound provided by DJ Max Jerome.
On View: July 29 – October 2. Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, 460 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
In The Park | July 30, 31, and August 1
On Friday, July 30, Essex County Division of Aging will distribute free organic produce to the senior attendees
On Friday, WellCare Health Plans will engage seniors in "Silver Sneakers" activities including line dancing, Zumba, foot massages and free raffle drawings
On Friday, 12pm – 2pm, Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. and Health First co-sponsor "Reach Out and Read" fostering childhood literacy, health and wellness
On Saturday mini exercise boot camp with Doctor Khalil Carmichael at 11am and 1pm
Saturday and Sunday, Mind, Body & Spirit "Positive Thinking" Sessions with Caryl Lucas at 9am, 10am, 11am, and 2pm
Yoga classes on Saturday at 10am and 12pm, and Sunday 12pm and 4pm at Lotus Yoga Newark, 460 Washington street, #1, Newark, NJ 07102
All weekend 10am- 5pm, Newark Community Health Centers and Health First co-sponsor the Health Pavilion and provide free health screenings, blood pressure, diabetes, glucose, and body fat index, and mental health information
All weekend youth skateboard and golf clinic, 12:00pm-4:00pm
All weekend the Green Vendor Marketplace features green vendors and organic farmers market
All weekend the festival will feature food and merchandise vendors
All weekend NJ for Haiti, PSEG and Newark Now will collect canned food and supplies for Haiti relief efforts
All weekend "Work Those Hips" Hula-Hoop contests at 12pm – 3pm sponsored by Americhoice
On Stage | Friday, July 30, 2010
At 12:00pm, on stage at the festival, the City of Newark will present a proclamation designating July 30, 2010 Newark Jazz Composers and Musicians Day
12pm – 2pm - An Afternoon of Jazz
Hosted by Amiri Baraka, the All-Star Newark Arkestra will invoke the "Tickler's Town" spirit of Newark's past and perform a historical overview of Newark Composers and a concomitant sampling of Great Ladies of the music.
3:00pm – 5:00pm
YOPAT presents the 6th Annual Newark Idol. Celebrity judges Stanley Brown of BET's Sunday Best, Kathy Sharpton, Do It All of Lords of the Underground, and Eric Sermon of EPMD will award a youth performer as Newark Idol 2010. YOPAT performers will pay tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins with a company piece.
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis with Special Guest. "How Sweet the Sound" a Verizon Experience takes center stage with performances by Lorraine Stencil, Lance Williams and True Worship, Vincent Walker and Testimony of Joy, Will Brown and Another Level, Susu Bobien, David Jackson, Tiara Holt, Hav' Mercy, Integrity House Choir, Christ Church Newark Praise Team, La Vidadera Praise Team and A special 5th Anniversary performance by Surprise Guest.
On Stage | Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:00pm -9:00pm
Dedicated to the memory of Shelton Hayes and Kim Brandon and hosted by Ms. Theresa and Eddie Nicholas with special guests. Featuring an encore performance by Loleatta Holloway, Newark's own Kenny Bobien along with KOFFEE, The First Flowetress of House and special surprise 5th Anniversary performances, DJ Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Danny Krivit of 718 Sessions, Omar Abdallah, DJ Basil and a special dance and drumming performance presented by The City of Newark's African Commission. Live percussionists throughout the day featuring indigenous instruments from Brazil, West Africa, Peru and India featuring Foluso Mimy and trumpeter James Gibbs.
On Stage | Sunday, August 1, 2010 12:00pm – 8:00pm
End of the Weak with Special Guests host The 33rd Rock Steady Crew Anniversary "Rock Steady for Life". Performances by The Rock Steady Crew with Crazy Legs, 9th Wonder, Kurtis Blow, Big Daddy Kane, Dynasty, Stop Shootin, Immortal Technique, EPMD, Artifacts, Chill Rob G, Lakim Shabazz, Black Sheep, Bishop Lamont, Mickey Factz, DJ Max Jerome and the REDBUTTAFLY 2011 new collection runway show.
About Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District is a non-profit 501c (3) organization with a mission to plan, design and build a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park/Coast area of the City of Newark, New Jersey. Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) is transforming a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey from blighted lots into an urban eco-village. Leading the revitalization of an emerging arts and cultural district, LPCCD is one of the nation's best practices in sustainable urban development. The project includes 125 LEED United States Green Building Council certified units, music festivals, historic restoration projects and the Museum of African American Music, a Smithsonian Affiliate.