Entertainment, Beer Garden and Food Trucks
By River View Observer Staff
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 am to 7:30 pm Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc. (WPA) unleashes an amazing lineup of entertainers, visual artists and more at the sixth annual Washington Park LIVE! Arts & Music Festival. (Rain date Saturday, October 3, 2015.)
For the second year in a row, Washington Park LIVE! will be held on Palisade Ave. between Paterson Plank Rd. and 2nd St. with a live entertainment, a beer garden and several food trucks. The event will be held on the Jersey City/Union City border in the area of Washington Park adjacent to Palisade Ave. The day promises to be a huge celebration of art, music, dance and community.
“Each year, we strive to evolve Washington Park LIVE! (by) partnering with a variety of community groups and fine visual and performing artists,” Nick Caballero, WPA president says. “WPA believes in empowering residents and building collaborative partnerships which help us create great programming and community building throughout the year.”
The day will start with the O’Connell’s Run 5K and a Kids Fun Run, an annual event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Attendees will have the chance to view local artists creating their work right in the park, which will include a live interactive art installation by artist Cinco Patas. The artist tent village will feature artists Santiago Cohen, Margaret Murphy, Nancy Tompkins and others. An all-day children’s arts and music program is also planned, which will include face painting. Norene Leddy, an artist and professor at Parsons the New School of Design, will lead the “Hacking Heights Fashion” area, an art project which includes a free clothing swap, artists who creates wearable art projects and workshops using the free clothes, sewing stations, bedazzling stations, and a silkscreen station.
WPA has once again teamed up with RiverviewJazz.org to provide an amazing live music program at Washington Park LIVE! including special guest performances by the Union City Music Project Children’s Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet. Additional performances include Avenida B, Christine Santelli, Cocomama, Kwame Binea Shakedown, and the RJO All Stars. CUDA (Community for Urban Dance and Arts), will feature their urban dance-off competition.
Food truck row will feature some of the most popular vendors in Hudson County, including Big Papa Smokem Gourmet BBQ, Chilango Taqueria, Dark Side of the Moo, The Green Radish, IncrediBALLS, Lizzmonade, Me Casa, Mi Hola Paella, Original Soup Man, and more. Our partners at Corkscrew Bar will be managing the beer garden with a selection of craft beers from Hunterdon Brewing and Peerless Beverage Company.
Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc. (WPA) is an independent, community based, volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing services and benefits to more than 1,000 community residents. Founded by residents of Jersey City and Union City, who were motivated to create positive change in The Heights, WPA works with the community to revitalize, maintain, and protect Washington Park, a 100 year old, 22-acre county park on the border of Union City and Jersey City.
If you go:
Sat, Sept. 26, 10 am-7:30 pm (Rain date Sat, Oct. 5)
Washington Park LIVE!
2nd St on Palisade Ave
Union City-Jersey City border
For additional info and regular updates visit www.wpanj.org