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. 


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.

Read more: Winners Announced in Annual Ironbound Anti-Litter Poster Contest

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.

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

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12/1-3 Hough Plays Rachmaninoff
12/2-3/17 Books on the Move 2017-2018
12/2 SAD! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee
12/3 Say it With Music: The Best of Irving Berlin
12/5 Israel at 70: A Personal Perspective
12/7-5/3 PSE&G True Diversity Film Series
12/7 An Evening with Savion Glover
12/7-4/29 Dance Workshops
12/7 Joe, with special guests 112, Next and Total
12/9-10 PAW Patrol Live!
12/13 An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson
12/14 HOT 97 Hot for the Holidays with Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Cardi B, Dave East & Tee Grizzley
12/15 Hip Hop Nutcracker Dance Workshop
12/15 The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow
12/16 NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace
12/16 Forces of Nature Dance Company
12/16 The Nutcracker
12/17 Handel’s Messiah
12/20-5/23 Jazz in the Stacks
12/20 Straight No Chaser
12/21-5/17 Jazz Jam Sessions
12/29 Video Games Live
12/30 Michael Carbonaro
12/31 Charlie Wilson: New Year’s Eve Celebration


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12/1-3 Garth Brooks
12/8 NJ Devils vs Columbus Bluejackets
12/9 Never Forget Tribute Classic
12/12 NJ Devils vs Los Angeles Kings
12/14 Hot 97’s Hot for the Holidays
12/15 NJ Devils vs Dallas Stars
12/16 Ozuna Odisea Society Tour with Wisin
12/18 NJ Devils vs Anaheim Ducks
12/19 WWE Smackdown Live
12/20 Seton Hall vs Wagner
12/21 NJ Devils vs NY Rangers
12/23 Seton Hall vs Manhattan
12/23 NJ Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks
12/26 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12/27 NJ Devils vs Detroit Red Wings
12/28 Seton Hall vs Creighton
12/29 NJ Devils vs Buffalo Sabres
12/30 Harlem Globetrotters
12/31 Seton Hall vs St. John’s


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