PATERSON, NJ - Efforts to keep the city’s Cobb Park safe and accessible to local children is continuing thanks to the efforts of the InnerFaith Performing Arts Center, Inc. (IPAC). 

Since it’s launch in 1998 IPAC has provided professional artistic training in music, theater, voice, art, media, dance, and social art to nearly 10000 Paterson children from just four to 17 years old.  

Extending their service to the community, IPAC is teaming up with the the City of Paterson Clean Communities to host the 2nd annual Lois “Grams” Mayrant Clean Up Day. The event will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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The park includes a garden in honor of Mayrant, a long time Patersonian and “staple of the Northside community who birthed a lineage of community leaders.”

“My mom always taught us to give back,” long time community activist Lynda “Sarge” Smith said paying homage to the matriarch of the civic minded family.

According to IPAC Founder Rahsona Elder, the organization adopted the park last year and hosted a series of events including a “fun filled movie night” for children and families.

"This year we plan to do a theater series and garden tea for children,” Elder said. “Our theme is Cobb Park 4 Kids."

Anyone interested in volunteering in the effort can email IPAC by clicking here.


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