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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. has scheduled the following events this week:

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Program to Commemorate the

150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Death

Event #1: On Wednesday, April 15th, County Executive DiVincenzo will participate in an event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death. The 16th American President, Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, on the evening of April 14, 1865, and died the next day. The Seated Lincoln Statue in front of the Historic Essex County Courthouse was created by Gutzon Borglum and dedicated in 1911. It is probably the most famous statue of Lincoln outside of Washington, DC. Civil War historian John Zinn will be the featured speaker at the ceremony, which was organized by Guy Sterling, former Star-Ledger reporter.


Date:               Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time:              1 p.m. (promptly)

Place:             Historic Essex County Courthouse

                                                470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

                                                Newark, NJ


We will meet by the Seated Lincoln Statue in front of the Historic Courthouse.

It will be held RAIN or SHINE.


Essex County 1-Mile Fun Run and Walk

Event #2: On Saturday, April 18th, County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to celebrate the arrival of spring by participating in the Essex County 1-Mile Fun Run and Walk. Children are encouraged to run individually or as a member of a school team. Schools and groups must register in advance by calling 973-268-3500. This is a free event. All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt.


                        Date:               Saturday, April 18, 2015

                        Time:              8 a.m. Registration

                                                10 a.m. Race

                        Place:             Essex County Branch Brook Park

                                                Southern Division, Prudential Concert Grove

                                                Newark, NJ


Essex County Family Day

Event #3: On Saturday, April 18th, County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to come out and enjoy an afternoon of family-fun with a variety of events including live performances, children’s activities, a fishing derby and more. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase food from vendors who will be on site and enjoy the picturesque views overlooking the lake. Admission is free but food and other merchandise will be for sale.


                        Date:               Saturday, April 18, 2015

                        Time:              11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                        Place:             Essex County Branch Brook Park

                                                Southern Division, Prudential Concert Grove

                                                Newark, NJ


Please include this important date on your schedule. We are requesting a reporter and photographer or camera crew be assigned to cover this event. More information will be released as the date approaches. For information, please contact Anthony Puglisi at 973-621-2542 (office) or 973-985-4119 (cell).

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