Hundreds of vendors will be on hand as residents and visitors stroll the University of Delaware Green for the 47th annual Community Day this Sunday, September 16, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free to attend and features entertainment and fun for the whole family.
"This event has become a long-standing tradition in Newark and we're looking forward to bringing the community together once again this year," said acting City Manager Tom Coleman.
Local businesses and non-profit organizations will gather on the Green to highlight their organization and engage the public with information about their mission, activities, volunteer opportunities, and more. Fine artists, crafters, and retail businesses will be selling their creations and wares throughout the day. As always, food vendors will offer a wide variety of food options for festival goers on Delaware Avenue. The children's area will feature games and activities at a pint-sized price in addition to the popular scarecrow making.
This year's entertainment schedule (listed below) features numerous demonstrations and local musicians on three stages, concluding with Parmalee, a chart-topping quartet from North Carolina, who will perform courtesy of WXCY, 103.7 FM.
Memorial Hall Performance Area
Wolf Hall Performance Area
|11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Neck and Neck|
|1:30 - 2:15 p.m.||Jess|
|3:30 - 4:15 p.m.||WXCY presents Parmalee|
Main Street Performance Area
|11:15 - 11:45 a.m.||Top Knotch Karate|
|Noon - 12:30 p.m.||Olympiad Gymnastics|
|12:45 - 1:15 p.m.||Shenyan Performing Arts|
|1:30 - 2 p.m. ||Water is Life Kenya|
|3 - 3:30 p.m.||Mid-Atlantic Ballet |
|Noon - 12:45 p.m.||Diamond State Concert Band|
|1 - 1:45 p.m.||New Life Christian Fellowship|
|2 - 2:45 p.m.||Marzena Moryc|
Community Day is planned and organized by the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the University of Delaware and Christina School District. The event is made possible, in part, by sponsors, including WXCY and Comcast. Delaware Avenue, between South College Avenue and Academy Street, will be closed from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. for the event. For weather-related cancellation information, please call the Leisure Time Hotline at (302) 366-7147.
Please remember: for their safety and the safety of those attending the event, pets should not attend the event. Also, the University of Delaware is a tobacco-free campus. The rain date for the event is scheduled for Sunday, September 23.