The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Lincoln Park, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Lincoln Park, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Lincoln Park, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Greenways make urban life more livableIt was great to see the recent Jersey Journal article on the Hackensack River Greenway (”Hudson County seeking $1 million grant to spur development of Hackensack River walkway,” Nov. 1). Although it will take years to complete the entire trail in Hudson County -- from Bayonne to Secaucus -- there are already ma...
Greenways make urban life more livable
It was great to see the recent Jersey Journal article on the Hackensack River Greenway (”Hudson County seeking $1 million grant to spur development of Hackensack River walkway,” Nov. 1). Although it will take years to complete the entire trail in Hudson County -- from Bayonne to Secaucus -- there are already many finished sections and others currently in development.
In Jersey City, for example, there are about five miles of shoreline: almost ? of that already has a trail along the water and another ? is in the planning stage.
Hudson County now has six distinct greenway projects in various stages of development: Along with the Hackensack River Greenway, there are the Morris Canal Greenway, the Essex Hudson Greenway, the Bergen Arches, the Harsimus Embankment and the grandfather of them all -- the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.
In addition to getting these greenways built and open to the public, there are substantial efforts to connect them as well.
Here is a quick summary:
? In addition to extending the trail at Lincoln Park West and building new trails at Skyway Park as well as the new Bayfront housing complex, the Hackensack River Greenway Working Group is trying to identify other opportunities to create waterfront access for pedestrians and bicyclists. Skyway Park is being built on top of the old PJP Landfill – formerly a Superfund site – and will be a key link to the Hackensack River Greenway.
? A significant section of the Morris Canal Greenway in Jersey City – running through Country Village to McGovern Park – is expected to be built in the next year or so. The Morris Canal Greenway is a bold idea to create parks and trails along the former canal, which ran for more than 100 miles from the Delaware River to the Hudson. The Jersey City segment runs from the Hackensack River through Mercer Park to Berry Lane Park to the Little Basin near Peninsula Park (a part of Liberty State Park) where it meets the Hudson River.
? Efforts are now underway to connect the Hackensack River Greenway, from Skyway Park north to the Essex Hudson Greenway. The land for the Essex Hudson Greenway was recently purchased by the State of New Jersey to create a vertical state park running nine miles from Jersey City to Montclair. The portion of the Essex Hudson Greenway in Jersey City, from Van Keuren Avenue to Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, is ready for development.
? One of the ultimate goals of the Essex Hudson Greenway is to link to the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway via the Bergen Arches and the Harsimus Embankment. Both the Arches and the Embankment have robust community support and are ready to be converted into walking and bike trails.
All these efforts are part of a wider attempt to create safe and sustainable transportation options in Hudson County and to make urban living more habitable. The economic and environmental benefits of greenways like these are well documented. Let’s build them!
Steve Krinsky, Chair, Skyway Park Conservancy, Jersey City
Helicopter plan bad for LSP
Peace and quiet are a rare commodity in an urban environment.
Anyone who lives in a city knows there’s going to be a certain amount of noise that will be endured. Yet anything excessive or unnecessary seems to get under everyone’s skin in a way that is magnified. In other words, a person blasting music from their car is more irritating than a garbage truck going down the street, because they simply do not have to do that.
That’s how residents feel about helicopters going over Liberty State Park. It is unnecessary and excessive. The sound of helicopters overhead is stress-inducing and triggering for many people. It reminds us of emergencies, crises and danger. It’s not a sound that should disturb the peace and tranquility of the only spot in our city that gives us some respite from urban life.
Jayne Freeman, Jersey City
Don’t take away needed quiet
I am adamantly opposed to the National Park Service’s unconscionable proposal to fly helicopters as low as 500 feet over Liberty State Park. These tourist helicopters will fly over the two miles of the Hudson River Walkway that form the eastern border of the park. This stretch of the walkway has unparalleled, unobstructed views of Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Islands and is the crown jewel of the park.
Countless visitors use the walkway every year -- couples strolling holding hands, families with children learning to bicycle, joggers, picnickers on benches and on adjacent lawns, families flying kites and others just coming for a moment of peace and solitude.
I can’t think of anything that would destroy this experience more than a bunch of thumping helicopters overhead.
The local area residents don’t have many options to enjoy this outdoor experience. So, we are going to sacrifice this so some wealthy tourists can get a closer look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island?
National Park Service: Please, please do the right thing and stop this unconscionable assault on the park.
Rick Cordner, Jersey City
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The union boss opines on school funding, charters and moreI recently had the opportunity to chat with Ron Greco, president of the Jersey City Education Association.A familiar face to those who attend Board of Education meetings where he often weighs in on behalf of the 4,000 teachers and support staff he represents, Greco is passionate when discussing the challenges confronting the Jersey City Public Schools.Greco started his career in 1995 as a substitute teacher at Lincoln High School and became a full-time social stud...
The union boss opines on school funding, charters and more
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Ron Greco, president of the Jersey City Education Association.
A familiar face to those who attend Board of Education meetings where he often weighs in on behalf of the 4,000 teachers and support staff he represents, Greco is passionate when discussing the challenges confronting the Jersey City Public Schools.
Greco started his career in 1995 as a substitute teacher at Lincoln High School and became a full-time social studies teacher a short time later. In 2012, he moved into his present role in the union.
Teaching was an obvious career choice. His father taught for 40 years at Jersey City’s Public School 23.
Like so many born-and-bred Jersey Citians, Greco proudly recounts how he was born at Margaret Hague Hospital. He lives in Jersey City with his family.
For some parents and residents, teachers’ unions are, at best, a necessary evil, advocating for adequate pay but protecting low-performing teachers and standing in the way of school choice. Some blame the unions for delaying school reopenings during the pandemic.
With the recent election that saw three union-backed candidates elected to the Board of Education, all nine board members are now aligned with the JCEA. Some school reformers would see this as a case of the inmates guarding the asylum. Greco pushes back on this narrative.
Below are excerpts from our conversation.
Union control of the Board of Education
“Although we have endorsed these people, we have supported these people, we hope they do the right thing, there have been many, many times where it’s been demonstrated that they are not just a rubber stamp of the union. I know that’s what some detractors will say.”
“When you do get on the board, you rarely hear from me” he says of the new board members.
Graduation rates (In 2019, just 75 percent of Jersey City high school seniors graduated)
“We have a lot of ideas. It starts with the curriculum and the courses we are offering.
I think the whole system needs to be overhauled. A lot of it is dictated by the state. For a long time we’ve taken away programs for children who wanted a different career path other than a traditional four year college. We need to look at the math and science we offer.
We have supervisors falling over each other at the BOE and the curriculum and instruction department…I don’t think they’re pulling their weight.
Children’s brains today are wired differently, and we’re teaching the way you and I went to school.
You and I think of the old home economics and wood shop. Those things are long gone. Desktop publishing…architectural drafting. Everything now is done on computers. We have to lure children into their interests.”
The teacher shortage
“Based on what I’ve seen” says Greco, “yes, there will be a teacher shortage next year.”
Greco recalls a recent conversation with a teacher who said, “I live 13 miles from here, and I’m ready to leave, and I’m on top pay. The road construction on the turnpike is ridiculous, there’s no parking.”
Says Greco, “These external factors are forcing people to leave. I’ve heard that from many, many people.
Let’s look at New York, let’s look at Philadelphia. How are they attracting people?”
Patronage and waste
“The school systems have always been patronage mills…it’s still a problem.
There’s always these devious plots to get people jobs at the board. We have a lot of flunkies at City Hall here…I’m not blaming Steven Fulop.”
“People are really affected by these tax increases, greatly. It really hits you in the pocketbook. I hear them (the residents). I’m also a resident of the city.”
Greco says that legislators from around New Jersey have encouraged their voters not to support big urban school districts, saying, “Hey, we’re sending all this money to Newark and Jersey City and Paterson and other urban areas…what are we getting for that? I’m living here in Belmar, in Paramus, and part of your money is going to Jersey City.”
Greco continues. “Our revenues are very limited. The state is slashing, slashing aid. I had a ten-second meeting with Phil Murphy, and he said, ‘Your city has to fund the schools.’ I said, thank you Governor.”
Speaking of efforts by the city to help find a solution, Greco says, “They had one meeting at Lincoln Park. You can’t have one meeting. The state of New Jersey is not going to help us. They say, ‘You wanted local control, now you have it. Now fund your schools. We want out of education. We’re not giving you all this money.’ At the same time, we can’t kill the taxpayer. We have to be creative.
We’ve had such a free ride. The aid is going away.”
“Do I like that concept, I do. They were supposed to be incubators. The DOE was supposed to look at it, replicate it, and offer it to the traditional public schools.
The concept is a good idea. It’s a noble one. Parents have a right to send their kids wherever the want.
There has to be some oversight as to what is being taken (financially) from the public schools.
When I was in college, the mindset was public good, charter bad. That’s not the case now.”
“It was an unprecedented event. They were thrown in a position…they didn’t know what to do,” says Greco.
Unfortunately, he adds, “The children are so far behind….I couldn’t give you a hard percentage number.
We never had a say in when the schools would open. It was always the superintendent and the board. When it came to opening or closing the schools, we weren’t really consulted on that.
I remember the rally of parents on Claremont Avenue. Overwhelmingly, parents wanted their kids back in school. I told them, ‘We don’t have a say.’ I remember the business administrator (for the city) told me the schools weren’t ready. I think they did a good job.”
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Mountainside was among the 19 municipalities awarded a grant for improvements to recreation resources for children through the County's Kid's Recreation Trust Fund.In a video submitted to Union County, Frank Masella, Recreation Director, said the grant was submitted to build a new park for residents and surrounding communities and provide upgrades to baseball and softball fields. Mountainside received $35,000 to develop ...
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Mountainside was among the 19 municipalities awarded a grant for improvements to recreation resources for children through the County's Kid's Recreation Trust Fund.
In a video submitted to Union County, Frank Masella, Recreation Director, said the grant was submitted to build a new park for residents and surrounding communities and provide upgrades to baseball and softball fields. Mountainside received $35,000 to develop a new park on Mountain Avenue and New Providence Road, and updates to the baseball and softball fields at Deerfield School.
The grant is funded through the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, with funds awarded to municipalities on a matching grant basis.
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“The Open Space Trust Fund was established by popular referendum in 2000, and it reflects the importance that Union County residents place on nature conservation and recreation as well as local history. The Commissioner Board is very proud to continue administering the Trust Fund for the benefit of communities throughout Union County,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.
Since its inception in 2000 the Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund has enabled the Commissioner Board to add more than 315 acres of land to the Union County parks system, in addition to providing grants for local recreation programs, tree plantings, and historic site restoration.
In addition to Mountainside's $35,000 award, the county awarded grants from the Kids Recreation Trust Fund to the following municipalities:
Berkeley Heights -- $40,000. Replace the tennis and pickleball court lights and poles with LED lights and create a walking/biking path to connect Robbins and Lawrence Avenues.
Clark -- $45,000.00. Repurpose a basketball court into three pickleball fields and upgrade the jungle gym area.
Cranford -- $60,000.00. Renovate the Hillside Avenue Tennis Courts, Lincoln Park beautification, and resurface various playground areas with rubber surfaces.
Elizabeth -- $150,000.00. Upgrades to Lynch Memorial Playground with the incorporation of new ADA equipment and a new spray park.
Fanwood -- $50,000.00. New playground equipment for LaGrande Park.
Garwood -- $35,000.00. Improvements to the Recreation Sport Complex including a new video security system, a shuffleboard court, and a picnic pavilion.
Kenilworth -- $50,000.00.Various improvements to the Borough’s parks and facilities.
Linden -- $65,000.00. Upgrade and make Milkosky Park ADA compliant.
New Providence -- $35,000. Create a more accessible playground structure, bathroom building and picnic patio at Lions Park.
Plainfield -- $36,850.00. Resurface the basketball courts at Bryant Park.
Rahway -- $65,000.00. Rehabilitate and resurface the five tennis courts at Berzinec Park.
Roselle -- $50,000.00. Repair and resurface Pine Street Park and Chandler Street Park.
Roselle Park -- $45,000.00. Renovate Acker Park including new playground structures and ADA accessible features.
Scotch Plains -- $60,000.00. Equipment and new signage for various park locations.
Springfield -- $45,000.00. Rehabilitate the tennis courts and overlay new pickleball fields.
Summit -- $45,000.00. Rehabilitate and make Mabie Playground ADA compliant and sensory friendly.
Union -- $55,000.00. Playground equipment and improvements for Jerome Petti Park.
Westfield -- $36,477.23. Replacement of fencing and new equipment for the basketball courts at Windsor Park.
Eighteen municipalities were awarded grants for planting trees under the Greening Union County program:
Berkeley Heights -- $4,000.00 (22 trees)
Clark -- $5,000.00 (20 trees)
Cranford -- $5,000.00 (25 trees)
Elizabeth -- $18,000.00 (150 trees)
Garwood -- $5,000.00 (20 trees)
Hillside -- $2,800.00 (16 trees)
Kenilworth -- $3,000.00 (30 trees)
Linden --$8,000.00 (60 trees)
New Providence -- $2,255.00 (12 trees)
Plainfield -- $5,725.00 (55 trees)
Rahway -- $5,000.00 (35 trees)
Roselle -- $5,000.00 (70 trees)
Roselle Park -- $5,000.00 (50 trees)
Scotch Plains -- $3,750.00 (25 trees)
Springfield -- $4,000.00 (45 trees)
Summit -- $5,500.00 (100 trees)
Union -- $2,970.00 (11 trees)
Westfield -- $10,000.00 (100 trees)
It’s been over a year since construction began on The View at Lincoln Park in Jersey City, which is a new dining, catering, and banquet hall. And good news is it’s almost done. Passersby at the circular park can observe for themselves the luxury building that’s to be completed by the end of the summer. Read on to learn more about The View at Lincoln Park, located at 670 West Side Avenue....
It’s been over a year since construction began on The View at Lincoln Park in Jersey City, which is a new dining, catering, and banquet hall. And good news is it’s almost done. Passersby at the circular park can observe for themselves the luxury building that’s to be completed by the end of the summer. Read on to learn more about The View at Lincoln Park, located at 670 West Side Avenue.
It all began in February 2021 when the Jersey City Planning Board approved the design of The View, located at 670 West Side Avenue. The following month, news circulated that Hudson County officials and Landmark Hospitality broke ground on The View — a three-story, 47-feet high building that will feature two banquet halls, a public restaurant, and a rooftop dining area. There will also be an outdoor patio and balconies on the second floor.
The first banquet hall will be 2,850 square feet, capping the capacity at 190 guests, and the second will be approximately 3,375 square feet and can accommodate up to 225 guests. The public restaurant will be 1,225 square feet and will be able to host 175 patrons.
The architect of the multi-million-dollar project (approximately $12M), Jeffrey Fleischer, previously stated that there will be two elevators, one of which will be a service elevator for the staff. A new parking lot will also be part of the expansion.
Prior to The View, the historic landmark, Casino In The Park, took over the space. It opened in 1950 and closed in 2017 before being demolished in April of 2020. Casino In The Park was a banquet hall that hosted political events, weddings, and fundraisers. Fun Fact: In 1963, Frank Sinatra celebrated his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary here.
Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise stated at the groundbreaking ceremony for The View: “Lincoln Park has long been a jewel for Jersey City, with its previous banquet hall hosting distinguished guests from Frank Sinatra to President Bill Clinton. Today marks a new chapter for the future of Lincoln Park and once again puts our community on the map as a place where lifelong memories will be created. We are excited to bring this special new venue to our community and look forward to this dining experience opening in the not so distant future.”
Angelo Del Russo, CEO of the contractor Del-Sano Contracting Corp., added, “The current renaissance in Jersey City will sustain and advance the history of the former Casino in the Park. We are grateful to serve as the General Contractor working with the Hudson County Improvement Authority and Landmark Hospitality on The View at Lincoln Park.”
While Hudson County Improvement Authority owns The View, Landmark Hospitality, which also owns Liberty House Restaurant, has reportedly signed a long-term lease to operate the new dining hall.
The View at Lincoln Park was last expected to be completed by September, but a sign on the construction site now, which includes ownership details, states the estimated completion date is August 2022. Anyone who frequently visits Lincoln Park has seen how much hard work has gone into the construction by workers hoping to complete it in the time period given of 12-14 months. Click here to see a rendering of the final look of the design.
Lincoln Park is a popular spot where locals go to take in some greenery. The massive 273.4 acres of space features a well-kempt water fountain with a picturesque statue, a lake to go fishing, track, tennis court, kids’ water park and playground, bike and running path, baseball fields, basketball courts, football fields, soccer fields, barbecue and picnic areas, and gazebos.
In the meantime, locals and visitors can check out West Side Community Alliance’s (WSCA) Farmers Market at the West Side Ave Lincoln Park entrance every Sunday from 9AM-2PM.
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NEWARK, NJ — The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District's annual music festival will return to Newark for its 15th year starting Wednesday, July 27, bringing an array of musical genres including Gospel, hip-hop, Latinx/Hispanic Caribbean diaspora, and more.The music event series will begin on Wednesday, July 27 from 5-9 p.m. with the renowned Lincoln Park Music Festival “Gospel Night In The Park." The event will feature Le’Andria Johnson, a season winner of the BET gospel singing competition show "Sunday&rsqu...
NEWARK, NJ — The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District's annual music festival will return to Newark for its 15th year starting Wednesday, July 27, bringing an array of musical genres including Gospel, hip-hop, Latinx/Hispanic Caribbean diaspora, and more.
The music event series will begin on Wednesday, July 27 from 5-9 p.m. with the renowned Lincoln Park Music Festival “Gospel Night In The Park." The event will feature Le’Andria Johnson, a season winner of the BET gospel singing competition show "Sunday’s Best." Johnson’s 2011 smash album, "The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson," hit No.1 on the Gospel music charts.
Other performers include Provenance Music Group, the internationally renowned gospel music ensemble and Dynamic New Jersey-based contemporary Gospel ensemble Anthony Ponder & Ministry’s Desire. Rounding out the evening is a plethora of voices from Newark’s faith community and its choirs.
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A new addition to the extended opening festival week is Newark Symphony Hall’s "Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing," featuring Guest DJ Chris Blues of "We Dancing Over Here." Newark Symphony Hall’s Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing takes place Thursday, July 28 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Leading into the weekend is “Rodney’s House”, a celebration of the life of the late Rodney M. Gilbert. The event recognizes Newark’s beloved “Mural King” whose Yendor Arts and Yendor Theatre Company are continuing his legacy and impact in the city.
The aptly named “Rodney’s House” memorializes Gilbert’s love of House Music and his history of opening his actual former home, on Spruce Street in Lincoln Park, for “house heads” to come eat, drink and relax during Lincoln Park Music Festival weekend each year. “Rodney’s House” is open to all in Lincoln Park, Friday, July 29 from 5-9 p.m.
Anchoring Saturday, July 30, starting at 11:30 a.m., is the standard-bearer in outdoor dance music in Newark - the Lincoln Park Music Festival “House Music Day." The event will feature DJ Mike Dunn of Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs; DJ Danny Krivit; the icon Barbara Tucker; DJ Kamala; vocalist Sara Devine; DJ Shawn Lover; singer Aaron K. Gray; and DJ Chris Flowers. Mainstay hosts Ms. Theresa and Eddie Nichols will emcee.
Closing out week one on Sunday, July 31 is "Hip Hop Culture Day," starting noon with a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Awesome 2, with special guests Nice & Smooth and other surprises. The Awesome 2 is an American hip-hop and radio duo made up of Special K and Teddy Tedd who both grew up in northern New Jersey, in Passaic and Hackensack, respectively.
"Ahooga! The 40th Anniversary of The Awesome 2," exhibition will be on display at Cement Gallery, 6 Crawford St., in Newark to coincide with the first week of the Lincoln Park Music Festival July 25-Aug. 1. There will be a closing, "Artist Talk with The Awesome 2 In Conversation," on Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m.
And don’t miss the second week.
Weekend two of the Lincoln Park Music Festival kicks off Friday, Aug. 5 with "Youth Fest Day" and continues Saturday and Sunday with "The Soul of Lincoln Park" and "Lincoln Park Caribana," respectively. Lineups to be announced.