United Community Corp. hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration at West Side Park

West Side Park will be busy over the next week as United Community Corporation hosts a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 21 and a Survivor's Brunch for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence survivors on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration runs from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and will feature food trucks, Latino and Hispanic music, a dance contest, a speech from Newark’s Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles, giveaways, services offered by UCC and partners, and free groceries provided by Community FoodBank of New Jersey via UCC’s Champion House Food Pantry. The Hispanic Heritage Celebration is sponsored by Pennoni, New Jersey Children's Foundation, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, and Amerigroup.

UCC has partnered with the Essex County Department of Health to provide COVID-19 vaccines on-site. The first 25 people to be vaccinated will receive a gift card. At last month's Health Fair, UCC and the Essex County Department of Health provided 20 people with vaccinations. Thus far in October, UCC has helped over 100 people get vaccinated in partnership with St. James Health. UCC’s outreach efforts are funded by Partners in Health.

Sunday's Survivor's Brunch will run from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and was created in partnership with Beauty for Ashes, Girls; Live, Laugh and Love Inc., and Ruby's Vision. The event is dedicated to Breast Cancer survivors in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will also honor Domestic Violence Survivors. 

Contact Information
  1. Richard Greco
  2. 973-642-0181, EXT. 5447
  3. richard.greco@uccnewark.org
Thu, October 21
2:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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West Side Park will be busy over the next week as United Community Corporation hosts a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 21 and a Survivor's Brunch for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence survivors on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration runs from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and will feature food trucks, Latino and Hispanic music, a dance contest, a speech from ...

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