Newark, NJ – December 1, 2022 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka will join Javier Jiménez, Mayor of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles, Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs fayemi shakur, Newark Municipal Council Members, Greater Newark Convention Visitors Bureau President and CEO Ricardo Salazar, and artist José R. Beltrán Ramos “Flavor” to unveil a new 500-foot long mural on Mt. Prospect Place between 2nd and Mt. Prospect Avenues tomorrow, Friday, December 2, at 3 p.m. Mt. Prospect Place is located in Newark’s North Ward. The two municipalities signed a “Sister City” agreement in September 2021.
“Fotos y Recuerdos” – which means “Pictures and Memories” – features a filmstrip that spans the length of the block, using each frame to highlight landmarks, events, and traditions of the City of San Sebastián. The artwork includes vivid renderings of San Sebastián’s City Hall and History Museum, Hacienda La Fe Agricultural Museum, and more.
The artwork was made possible by Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Quiles, and the Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs. It was further supported by the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, Commercial District Services (CDS), and Invest Newark. The project was managed by Randy Hayes Harris of North Newark. Assisting artists include Mark Hartmann and Luis Lopez.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Javier Jiménez, Mayor of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico
Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles
Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs fayemi shakur
Newark Municipal Council Members
Greater Newark Convention Visitors Bureau President and CEO Ricardo Salazar
Artist José R. Beltrán Ramos “Flavor”
WHAT: Will unveil a new 500-foot long mural.
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Prospect Place Between 2nd and Mt. Prospect Avenues, Newark
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