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IBID Completes Fall Planting Program in Ironbound District

Colorful mums and decorative cabbages are providing a touch of seasonal color to the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s streetscape. More than 130 planters throughout the district, including Ferry Street, East Ferry Street and Wilson Avenue, were cleaned out from summer plantings and replanted for the fall season during the month of October.



Ironbound Fall Festival

Upcoming Newark Events!

Prudential Center

  • Stevie Wonder – October 15, 2015
  • NJ Devils vs San Jose Sharks – October 16, 2015
  • NJ Devils vs Arizona Coyotes – October 20, 2015
  • Hillsong Conference – October 22 – 24, 2015
  • NJ Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets – October 27, 2015
  • NJ Devils vs NY Islanders – October 31, 2015
  • Judas Priest – November 7, 2015
  • NJ Devils vs Vancouver Canucks – November 8, 2015
  • NJ Devils vs St. Louis Blues – November 10, 2015
  • The Weeknd – November 11, 2015


  • Mel Brooks Back in the Saddle Again – October 16, 2015
  • Cirque de la Symphonie with NJSO – October 17, 2015
  • True Diversity Films 42 – October 18, 2015
  • Thibaudet Plays Gershwin – October 22-23, 2015
  • London Symphony Orchestra – October 24, 2015
  • Mariza – October 25, 2015

Red Bull Arena

  • Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union – October 18, 2015

Newark Museum

  • Outside the Lines - Color Across the Collections – through January 10, 2016
  • The Shape of Light - Gabriel Dawe – through January 10, 2016


 “Be Street Smart” will encourage motorists and pedestrians to “Check Your Vital Signs” to improve their safety on the road

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, Engineering Director Phillip Scott, and Traffic and Signals Division Manager Jack Nata announced today that the City of Newark this October will participate in the statewide pedestrian safety education campaign to address the high incidence of pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey. The “Be Street Smart NJ” campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations to educate pedestrians and motorists about making safety their top priority whether walking or driving. 


Ferry Street – Re-Paving Project Update – September 25, 2015

Installation of the imprinted crosswalks along Ferry Street, part of the restoration work to the Ironbound District streetscape after PSEG’s major gas main replacement project this summer,  has started. 

Work will take place during the day, starting at McWhorter Street and working its way to Merchant Street. Please plan your travel through the area accordingly. Businesses and restaurants will remain open while the re-paving is underway. 

Additional questions can be directed to the IBID at 973-491-9191 or the City of Newark’s Division of Traffic & Signals at 973-733-3985. Thank you for your patience as this important work on the Ironbound District’s infrastructure is completed.

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