Paterson African Heritage Parade in Photos

June 16, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Residents lined Broadway from the Masonic Temple to Eastside Park on Saturday to watch the annual African Heritage Parade pass by with floats, drumlines, community organizations, local dignitaries, fire trucks and police vehicles, and more.

The event, held since 2006, is a celebration of "our heritage, our vision, our future," said Deacon Thomas Crawford, the founding ...

Paterson Celebrating African Heritage

PATERSON, NJ- Standing between two fast food outlets on Paterson’s Broadway, or Martin Luther King Blvd., is “sacred ground.” 

The spot, which in generations past stood as a stop on the Underground Railroad, a pathway that led enslaved peoples to their hopeful and eventual freedom, is now home to a monument honoring the leaders who, according to Jimmy Richardson, ...

At Just 21 Paterson's Jovan Watlington Earning Spot as Star of the Stage

PATERSON, NJ- Like countless performers before him Jovan Watlington got his start by performing in front of the congregation at his Paterson church. Now, at just 21-years old, and fresh off commanding the audience with his rendition of “Not My Father’s Son” from the award winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots at the recent P.I.F.F.Y. Awards breakfast, Watlington is set to bring ...

From Buckets to Beethoven, More than 200 Paterson Students Show Off Musical Skills

PATERSON, NJ- The auditorium at JFK High School doubled for an orchestra hall on Saturday as more than 200 musicians from across the city showed off their skills in front of proud parents, siblings, and other family members.

With students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School 1, School 15, School 26, and the Norman S. Weir Elementary School playing, the Paterson Music ...

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Free Archery Classes

May 24, 2018

Archery is one of the world's oldest sports, and you can enjoy free classes hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Rutgers 4-H Cooperative Extension of Passaic County. From 2pm-4pm on June 2nd, June 16th, July 7th, and July 21st, people of all ages are welcome to take free archery classes at the Great Meadow in Garret Mountain Reservation, located at 8 Mountain Ave ...