NEWARK, NJ - More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the 14th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, a three-day event that began today.
The park will be filled with hip hop, house, jazz and soul music from noon to 9 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday, but will also give attendees more than entertainment. The Sustainable Health and Wellness Village that provides free health screenings and pop-up fitness classes will also be on hand.
“Since 2014, the Sustainable Health and Wellness Village grew from a three-day program into year-round, healthcare initiative that has adhered to its founding mission of engaging, educating and empowering vulnerable populations,” said Sustainable Health and Wellness Initiatives Director Keith DaCosta.
The Sustainable Health and Wellness Villiage plans to do more than 3,500 health screenings and will award $10,000-worth of in-kind prizes. Senior health will be the focus on Friday, followed by modern family health on Saturday and then multicultural men's health for the last day of the festival.
Health screenings will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During all three days of the festival, the health and wellness village will provide resources for veterans and their families too. Job resources will also be on hand.
The festival is organized by the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, a nonprofit organization that works to transform the area around the park into a thriving arts district.
Vendors selling food, clothing and specialty products will also be on hand.
The year's festival will also include another weekend of events, from Aug. 1 to 3.