This year's #WPLIVE and O'Connell's 5K Run were a huge success thanks to our wonderful community.
2015 Washington Park LIVE! Arts and Music in the Park photos
Health and wellness activities
Pantry food drive
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Washington Park LIVE! Arts and Music in the Park - 2014
Music on the main stage
Funky boogaloo jazz made Riverview Jazz Festival alumni
RJO All-Stars is funky soul boogaloo ensemble comprised of members of RJO & alumni of the festival. It’s mission is to not only bring soul snapping music to the people, but to teach through educational programs, as well as serving as a flagship for RJO in the community.
Jersey City Heights Resident & NYC Blues Hall of Famer
Christine Santelli has been on the NYC music scene for more than 2 decades. She has toured around the world and has released 9 CD’s over her career. Her Songwriting has caught the attention of Soul R&B singer Bettye LaVette, who has recorded two of Santelli’s songs on her last two albums “Step Away” on 2015 release “Worthy” and “Old” 2013 release “More Thankful More Thoughtful. Santelli’s most recent EP, “Limelight ‘69”was chosen 2013 EP of the Year by Deep Roots Magazine.
All female salsa/latin band
Fronted by acclaimed percussionist Mayra Cassales. Inspired by their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, Cocomama draws upon Afro-Cuban, Jazz, and South American traditions, playing “hard-hitting” original Latin music deeply rooted in Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Cocomama has performed in Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United Nations, and with legendary artists Tito Puente, Machito, Dizzy Gillespie.
Kwame Binea Shakedown
Funk Soul and Rock
Kwame Binea is self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but he has peppered his own brand of “Roots Rock” with his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga. He grew up in West London (his birth place) and his native origins in Ghana, moving later to Cherry Hill, NJ as a teenager before setting up home in New York City to unearth his artistic aspirations as a burgeoning songwriter/singer/guitarist. On first look, Kwame’s low-key aura and presence exude pure rock n’ roll. He’s a lithe and fit 6’ 5”, has muscular cut arms, a vivacious smile and a full head of dreadlocks cascading to his mid-back that have been a staple of his identity for the past eight years.
Hard core salsa
"Avenida B" is a classic salsa dura band committed to playing salsa for the dance community. With its roots in the Lower East Side of New York City, this new group has an old soul, committed to unearthing and reviving the old school sound, and timeless swing, of the kind of salsa that truly makes you want to get up and dance. Through our unique repertoire and attention to such details as song speed, duration and structure, we hope to reconnect dancers and musicians in a meaningful way that reflects both the dancer's experience and our love for the genre of music that we call salsa dura.
The Community for Urban Dance & Art (CUDA) is a New Jersey Based non-profit organization designed for the educational purpose of providing a positive and creative outlet for inner-city youth to practice and showcase diverse art forms founded in the urban culture. Our goal is to stimulate a young person’s talents, enhance self-confidence, personal growth, and appreciation for the visual and performing arts.
CUDA has teamed up with diverse groups of artists, musicians, dancers and community organizers to make great programs and workshops available for the youth of Hudson County and surrounding areas. We emphasize and develop skills in self-discipline, teamwork, leadership skills, decision making skills, appreciation of multicultural differences, and community service. With your individual help and support, together we can make our own communities thrive by providing more opportunities for our young people to reach their highest potential.
Food Trucks and Beer Garden
Beer Garden provided by
Corkscrew Bar and Grill
Beer selections from two trucks by Pearless Beverage and Hunterdon Brewing Company.
Beer garden attendees (regardless of age) MUST present a valid ID to enter the beer garden. Beers must be consumed within the garden area.
Jersey City Food Truck Association
Attending Community Partners and Sponsors