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Newark’s Military Park to Host National Park Trust’s U.S. Kick Off for ‘2015 Kids to Parks Day’

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WHAT:

  • National Park Trust presents Dan Biederman and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, with the American Park Experience Award in recognition of their leadership in the rebirth and revitalization of Military Park and other notable urban parks.

Ceremony followed by children’s activity stations including yoga, line dancing, and learning/activity stations hosted by Military Park Partnership, National Park Service, Newark Yoga Movement, Greater Newark Conservancy, Essex County Environmental Center, City of Newark Department of Recreation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and New Jersey Historical Society.

WHO:

  • 200 Newark charter school children to participate in ‘national day of play’ highlighting importance of city parks in the lives of urban youth
  • Officials from National Park Trust and its event sponsor, Prudential Financial, Inc., elected officials.

WHY:

This event will celebrate the importance of urban parks in children’s lives across America. Kids to Parks Day events will take place in cities and towns across America on Saturday, May 16, 2015 (kidstoparks.org).

WHEN:

Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (welcome remarks 10 to 10:15 a.m. – students to rotate through activity and learning stations until 1 p.m.).

Editor’s note: Free public activities to celebrate Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 16.

WHERE:

Military Park, 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

About National Park Trust

The National Park Trust is dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. We are the nation’s only organization dedicated to the completion, and the full appreciation, of the American system of local, state and national parks through the identification of key land acquisition and preservation needs. We are not content with merely building out our nation’s system of parks; our vision is based on the belief that there is a necessity to engage young people with our treasured natural areas.

Since 1983, NPT has worked on more than 100 conservation projects benefiting 49 national park units and other public lands in 33 states and Washington, D.C. NPT is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

About Prudential

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) , a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2014, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.

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