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IBID Invests in Ironbound Streetscape with New Planters

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) purchased and installed 50 new decorative planters on Wilson Avenue and East Ferry Street in May. An additional 20 garbage cans were also purchased and are expected to be installed before the end of June.

This initiative reflects the ongoing investment by the IBID in improvements and enhancements to the district’s streetscape that make the Ironbound a clean, safe and welcoming place for residents and visitors alike.

“In addition to the supplemental cleaning services the IBID provides, the planters, garbage cans, decorative light fixtures, banners and other streetscape elements represent a significant investment by the IBID in the district,” noted Seth A. Grossman, IBID executive director. “These efforts communicate to local business owners and residents, as well as visitors, that the district is well-managed and a desirable place to live, to work, to shop and dine and to invest.”

Zelia Prata, manager of the Garden State Community Bank branch office on Wilson Avenue and an IBID board member, said the addition of the new planters was a welcome sight. “The streetscape is clean and well-maintained with the IBID’s help, and the flowers add color and beauty to the neighborhood,” concluded Laura Cruz, president of the Mundial Agency on Wilson Avenue. 

Let’s Meet in the Ironbound This Summer!

Saturday, July 4th & Sunday, July 5th

Ironbound 4th of July Thank You America Festival (Clover Street between Ferguson and Polk Streets)

Sundays till November (closed June 14 for Portugal Day Celebration)

Festival of Nations Street Fair (Peter Francisco Park near Penn Station)

Red Bull Arena

International Champions Cup Soccer

  • ACF Fiorentina vs Paris St. Germain, Tuesday, July 21
  • Red Bulls vs Chelsea, Wednesday, July 22
  • Red Bulls vs FC Porto, Sunday, July 26

MLS Action

  • Red Bulls vs Whitecaps FC, Saturday, June 20
  • Red Bulls vs Real Salt Lake, Wednesday, June 24
  • Red Bulls vs NYCFC, Sunday, June 28

Prudential Center – June Shows

  • Doo Wop Spectacular - Saturday, June 6
  • Barry Manilow - Sunday, June 14
  • Mana - Thursday, June 25
  • Rush - Saturday, June 27
  • Imagine Dragons - Monday, June 29

NJPAC – June Shows

  • Earthquake’s Father’s Day Celebration - Sunday, June 21
  • Kevin James - Friday, June 26
  • Rev. Stef & Jubilation, Dionne Warwick - Friday, June 26
  • Masters of Ceremony, Hip Hop Reunion - Friday, June 26
  • The Princess Bride - Sunday, June 28

Newark Museum – New Exhibitions

  • From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic, Opens Saturday, June 27



Charity Motorcycle Event Benefits Ailing Children

In conjunction with the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, New Jersey Chapter IX, Simon’s Rockaway Townsquare will host the 28th Annual Gooch’s Garlic Run on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  More than 2,000 motorcyclists will leave the mall with Newark’s Ironbound District as the destination after a 30-mile ride to raise money for children with physical and catastrophic illnesses.

Families can enjoy pre-ride activities, including great food, vendors, music and more in the shopping center’s parking lot. On-site registration begins at 4:30 p.m.  A full police escort will accompany the riders, who will depart from the Rockaway Townsquare parking lot at 6:30 p.m. sharp.  The course travels along Routes 80 and 280 to McCarter Highway/Route 21 and will culminate atFerry Street inNewark’s Ironbound District with its renowned restaurants, bars, coffee shops and more. In case of inclement weather, Gooch’s Garlic Run will be rescheduled to Wednesday, June 24.


Winners Announced in Annual Ironbound Anti-Litter Poster Contest

Hawkins Street School won first place for the fifth to eighth grade and the Ann Street School won first place for the first to fourth grade in the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 13th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest.  More than thirty posters were entered by students from Ironbound elementary and middle schools participating in the contest which draws attention to the IBID’s “Let’s Work Together to Keep the Ironbound Clean” quality of life initiative.


IBID’s Clean & Green Team Volunteer at Ironbound Community Clean Up

The Ironbound Business Improvement District ((IBID) Clean & Green Team pitched in to support the Ironbound community along with more than 50 students, residents, and business community members who volunteered at the recent Community Clean-Up organized by East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador.

Led by Operations Director Chris Bernardo and Supervisor Matt Christenson, the team members helped with supplies, manpower and supervision atLibertyPark onChestnut Street, working with students fromEast SideHigh School to paint and remove graffiti in the park.