CAMDEN — The Camden Children’s Garden will host a benefit sponsored by the Camden District Council Collaborative Board on Saturday.
The Pay What You Wish Day and Spring Has Sprung Festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.
The event will feature arts and crafts, amusement rides, refreshments and a children’s health fair.
Those who attend are encouraged to bring their own lunch to enjoy the garden’s picnic grove. All donations collected during the event will benefit the Camden City Garden Club, which operates the garden.
The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play and is home to three indoor attractions, including a year-round butterfly house.
Still looming is a March 31 deadline for the Children’s Garden to vacate a portion of the land it sits on. Officials with the state have previously indicated the space on the Camden Waterfront would be utilized for other economic development projects.
City, state and federal officials have been in talks to determine the garden’s future.
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Camden, New Jersey should get a much-needed boost from a new music video by the popular British Isles folk-rock band, “Mumford and Sons.” The city, normally in the news for crime and poverty, takes a star turn as the video’s setting.
Camden gets its close-up in the video for “Whispers in the Dark,” the new single off the band’s Grammy-winning album, “Babel.” We see band members at the Aquarium, on the battleship New Jersey, riding a motorcycle down Cooper Street and Delaware Avenue, all of it looking very photogenic.
“We were really excited to see they decided to shoot the video here in the city,” Coopers Ferry CEO Anthony Perno.
Perno loves the way it came out, though neither he nor city officials had anything to do with it. After a prime-time network feature, last week, focused on Camden’s poverty and crime, Perno says the video sends a very different message.
“I’m hoping viewers will take a look at it and say there’s something interesting about Camden City,” he says, “and maybe it’s a place I would like to go to.”
The video culminates with the band taking the stage for February’s sold out show at the Susquehanna Bank Center.
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