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Paterson Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh Announces Inaugural Events

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Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh will be sworn in on July 1.
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PATERSON – Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh and his Transition Team today announced a series of upcoming events marking the inauguration of the new municipal administration.

“I am very pleased and honored that many notable people and public servants will participate in the upcoming launch of the new administration. It’s a great demonstration of the support they have for the future of Paterson,” said Mayor-Elect Sayegh. “But the most vital key to Paterson’s brighter future is the people who live and work here every day. That is why I invite all Patersonians to gather together to instill our faith in the future, to be there for each other in an afternoon of volunteerism, and to celebrate together the beginning of a new era in Paterson.”

The Schedule of Inaugural Events is as follows:

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Saturday, June 30

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:

Interfaith Prayer Service Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

381 Grand St., Paterson, N.J.

“Service Above Self” will be the focus as Mayor-Elect Sayegh will continue his “One Paterson” theme to bring together diverse groups for the overall benefit of the city. Clergy representing various religious denominations will come together to share scripture readings that relate to service to uplift spirits about the future of Paterson. This sacred event will welcome all. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be present and ushers will be on hand to assist with seating.

 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

A Day of Community Service

Shortly after the interfaith service, there will be a day of community service with events in each of Paterson’s six wards led by fellow Patersonians.

Ward 1

Cobb Park, 8-81 Clinton Street. Patersonians will build a Little Free Library and restore one garden and a build another garden honoring Lois “Grams” Mayrant, a local activist who recently passed away.

Lou Costello Park, Ellison & Cianci Streets. YouthCares, the Lou Costello Crew and Junior YouthBuild will lead an effort to rake, pick up trash, weed the gardens and beautify the park.

 

Ward 2 ·

Westside Park, 114 Totowa Avenue. Paterson Clean Communities will lead fellow Patersonians to revitalize and beautify this historic park.

 

Ward 3 ·

Eastside Park, between Broadway & Park Avenue. Residents will meet at the City Green Learning Garden, near the Recreation Department's "White House," and join in an effort to revitalize this landmark, 300-acre open space that serves our children, seniors and community.

 

Ward 4

Barbour Park, Fair Street. Patersonians will roll up their sleeves to help clean and beautify this local recreational space.

Occupying the Block, Rosa Parks Blvd. between 12th and Godwin Avenues. Local residents will help clean and beautify this city block.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Governor & Auburn Streets. Patersonians will join together in improving the area as a means to deter crime.

Faith Chapel Reformed Church, 618 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Members of the congregation and local residents will help clean and beautify the area around the church.

 

Ward 5

Eva’s Village, 393 Main St. Eva’s Village staff and volunteers will lead Patersonians in building a community garden.

Roberto Clemente Park, Market Street between Summer and Rose Streets. Paterson Clean Communities will lead efforts to beautify the park and playground.

 

Ward 6

Public School #25, 287 Trenton Ave. Local Patersonians will beautify the playground area and build a Little Free Library.

 

Sunday, July 1

12:00 p.m.

The Inauguration Ceremony International High School – Auditorium 200 Grand Street

The inauguration ceremony is open to the public.

An ASL interpreter will be present and ushers will be on hand to assist with seating. Among the dignitaries scheduled to deliver remarks are: U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9) New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and  New Jersey Lt. Governor Shelia Oliver.

Paterson’s own Wé McDonald, a recording artist who has been featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” is scheduled to sing our National Anthem.

The Oaths of Office for incoming elected officials are scheduled as follows: U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9), who served as Paterson’s mayor from 1990 to 1997 will swear in Andre Sayegh as mayor. Superior Court Judge Miguel De La Carrera will swear in Maritza Davila as councilwoman-at-large. Municipal Court Judge Dawn Blakely-Harper will swear in the Rev. Dr. Lilisa Mimms as councilwoman-at-large. U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) will swear in Flavio Rivera as councilman-at-large.

 

9:00 p.m. Fireworks Display Garret Mountain Reservation

 

Wednesday, July 18

P7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Inaugural Ball Hosted by Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson First Lady Farhanna Balgahoom Sayegh The Brownstone 351 West Broadway The Mayor and Mrs. Sayegh invite all Patersonians and all who support the future of Paterson to join them in an evening of celebration, honoring the city’s rich history and diversity of cultures. More details will be released in the coming days.

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