April 6, 2017

City of Newark to Host 2017 Spring Break Carnival

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and Senior Services Director Patrick Council announced today that the City of Newark is hosting the 2017 Spring Break Carnival on Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12, from Noon to 6 p.m., at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, located at 211 West Kinney Street. The facility’s entrance is on Howard Street, and it is located in the Central Ward.

Timed for Spring Break from Newark schools, the two-day carnival will offer Newark youth music, games, races, photo booths, henna tattoos, snacks, and surprises. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

“This Carnival is the kind of positive and wholesome activity we want our youth to be enjoying during their spring break from their studies,” Mayor Baraka said. “I urge all Newark youth to come to the JFK Center and enjoy what we have to offer.”

The carnival is sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and Senior Services. For more information, call (973) 733-6454.

The John F. Kennedy Recreation and Aquatic Center is the City’s largest such facility, offering Newark residents of all ages a wide variety of daily recreation, exercise, and swimming programs. The facility features a multi-purpose exercise room, an NBA-regulation size basketball court, a state-of-the-art weight room and the only indoor/outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool in the State equipped with a retractable roof. The John F. Kennedy Recreation and Aquatic Center has hosted numerous events, including the 2002 U.S. Youth Games Swimming competition, professional wrestling matches, a variety of exercise classes, amateur boxing bouts, basketball tournaments and other community functions.

For more information about all Division of Recreation & Cultural Affairs or any other City of Newark program or policy, contact the Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311.

 To visit the City of Newark’s official photo galleries for this event: