Arts & Entertainment

4th Annual Hot Rods and Classic Car Show Returns to Newark’s North Ward

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Hot cars, cool music, great food and fun for the whole family will return to Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s historic Forest Hill neighborhood when Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP) presents the 4th Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 11 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. The Partnership has also partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the event to help raise awareness and financial support for the fight against breast cancer. Admission is free for the general public. The rain date is September 18.
 
More than 100 vehicles are expected to compete for $1100 in cash prizes (entry fee of $15 pre-show/$20 day of show). Other event highlights will include David Cedeño & His Orchestra performing salsa classics and other musical highlights, a DJ, as well as appearances by super hero characters like Superman, Batman and Captain America. A variety of food and ice cream vendors and children’s entertainment like face painters, stilt walkers, balloon artists will also be part of this family-friendly event.
 
"Thousands of people from Newark and other Essex County communities and beyond participated in last year's event and we expect more this year," noted MPP President Michael Sheehan. "We look forward to welcoming our local community and visitors to the car show.  This event showcases the streetscape upgrades and other improvements the Partnership has supported that are spurring more investment and participation in our community.”
 
 
Mt. Prospect Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event between Delavan Avenue and Heller Parkway. Absolutely no bicycles or skateboards will be allowed in the display area. Staging of the vehicles will start on the day of the event between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Those that register early to secure specific locations must be in their assigned spots by 9:30 a.m. or they may lose those specific locations.
 
For more information about the event or to register, please contact Chris Bernardo (201-424-6499). You can also pick up a registration form at the offices of the Partnership (643-645 Mt. Prospect Avenue, Suite 2A). To download an application form, or for more information about other programs and services provided by Mt. Prospect Partnership, visit GoMtProspect.com or follow the district at Facebook.com/gomtprospect.

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