Creation Nation Art & Peace Parade & Annual Walk to the Water
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 16 DUE TO WEATHER
The Annual Creation Nation Art and Peace Parade, now in its 11th year, has become a staple in Newark’s cultural landscape. This year the parade theme honors “Strong Women of Newark”. The parade is an annual march for Art, Peace, and Community. It is a celebration of the young people in the city, along with local artists and community organizations promoting peace, diversity, and social justice. This year, the parade has joined forces with the Riverfront Revival’s Walk to the Water on River Day, celebrating the arts as an integral part of health and wellness.
The parade takes off from NJPAC at 10:30AM on June 16, and marches to Riverfront Park where it will join an arts festival and all of the family friendly activities of River Day by the water.
The parade is a city-wide collaboration involving Newark Public Schools, Newark Arts, the Newark Riverfront Revival, NJPAC, the Office of the Mayor, Rutgers Newark, The Thomas Edison Foundation, the Newark Tourist and Visitors Bureau, Pennoni Inc.the Victoria Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and dozens of community organizations, businesses and churches. The Creation Nation Parade is the culmination and celebration of the year’s art making in Newark schools and community organizations, and features the Barat Foundation signature “Animodule™ sculptures, named Newark’s Official Peace Ambassadors by the Office of the Mayor.
All are invited to be part of this movement that claims the streets with color and creativity to celebrate our lives and the future of peace in our streets. Cash prizes will be awarded for “best in show” for student banners, posters, and costumes.