Summer Concert Series in Johnson Park
Funded by PNC Arts Alive
Wednesdays from June 30-August 18, 2010 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Join Symphony in C for a free lunchtime Summer Concert Series in Johnson Park on the Rutger-Camden campus. The concerts will feature the dynamic young professionals of Symphony in C and musical friends from the greater Philadelphia region. Featuring a broad cross-section of stylistically variant chamber ensembles, with selections ranging from traditional violin solos to light classical repertoire for brass quintet, from pop to percussion quartet to Piazzolla, and even jazz and music from the Caribbean. For information call 856-963-6683
Camden County, in partnership with a coalition including the City of Philadelphia and Cooper’s Ferry Development Association (CFDA), has received a $5.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve walking and biking access through a 'complete streets' rehabilitation, including sidewalks, streetscaping, bike lanes, multi-use paths and trails. Camden County’s portion of the project will connect the Ben Franklin Bridge to Cooper River Park and beyond, by a system of active transportation trails through the county’s greenway.
“Camden County is very excited about this $5.8 million federal grant that supports our greenways initiative to connect Camden County with downtown Philadelphia through active transportation—walking and biking,” said Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Department of Parks and Environmental Affairs. “By the completion of this greenways path in 2012, residents will be able to walk or bike from Cooper River Park through Camden and across the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia.”
CFDA , along with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, prepared the submission of the multi-state grant proposal to USDOT on behalf of Camden County and Philadelphia. CFDA General Counsel Jacob A. Gordon, who managed the project, noted that Camden County is the only TIGER grant recipient in the state of New Jersey. The total grant was for $23 million, with $17.2 million going to Philadelphia County. Camden County received all the money it requested
“Camden County would like to thank Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, along with U.S. Representative Robert Andrews for their support of our greenway project,” said Freeholder Nash. “We appreciate their interest in supporting green projects across the county.”
The federal grant will be used to construct multiple trail segments of a regional network. This multi-jurisdictional project, called Generating Recovery by Enhancing Active Transportation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (GREAT-PA/NJ), will significantly complete an integrated, multi-county bicycle pedestrian network for the region. By increasing non-motorized transportation access between Camden City and Philadelphia, and filling in critical gaps between existing trails, such as Cooper River Park Trail, Schuylkill River Trail and the East Coast Greenway, this grant will help connect over 128 miles of bicycle trails in the metro region, providing more active transportation options and more multi-modal connections for over 6 million residents and countless visitors.
Through these trails and streetscape upgrades, the region’s livability will be enhanced by increasing active transportation, connecting residential neighborhoods to commercial corridors and places of work, connecting residents to transit stops, sparking economic development, enhancing underserved neighborhoods’ access to green space and alternatives modes of transportation and improving public health. The region’s sustainability will be enhanced by decreasing total numbers of vehicle miles traveled, improving air quality and promoting regional and local riverfront redevelopment.
Among the corridors to be improved in Camden with the TIGER grant funding include Martin Luther King Boulevard, Pine Street and Pearl Street. Corridors will get a number of 'complete streets' rehabilitation improvements, including significant sidewalk and streetscape improvements, bicycle lanes, street resurfacing, storm water management and pedestrian signage.
Cooper’s Ferry Development Association (CFDA) was founded in 1984 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to creating and carrying out economic development projects within the City of Camden. CFDA’s mission is to coherently plan and implement high-quality urban redevelopment projects in order to help replenish Camden’s depleted tax base and to create a significant number of jobs for city residents. CFDA also works to improve Camden’s environment as a place in which to live, to work, to visit and to invest.
Camden County Receives $5.8 Million to Improve Greenway Trails
For Immediate Release: February 17, 2010
Contacts: JOYCE GABRIEL
Bulldog Bikes, Inc. proudly present the Hybrid Tour, the illest BMX-Music-Car Show-experiential tour on planet! The tour features the top underground bands on planet. Including:
Game Rebellion - the NYC kings of hiprock, they were recently featured as part of ‘The Freshmen’ on MTV2.
Stateside - Leading the charge in NYC’s punk-pop scene, this band has been steadily gaining a huge fan base and much deserved notoriety.
Also performing Bunjii and legendary DJ Jay Ski with special guest appearances.
The car show features the legendary Chrome Kings Car Club. Hailing from Camden, NJ, Chrome Kings reinvented the southern style ‘donk car’ to have a 30 inch lift off the ground. They have been featured in many car aficionado magazines including, DUB and Ride.
Headlining the Hybrid Tour are the urban underground kings of BMX, the Bulldog Bikes exhibition team. Our show consists of the Bulldog Bikes freestyle team flying through the air with simultaneous performances by a hip-hop MC and a turntable freestyle DJ spinning Hip-Hop, Rock and Punk, interacting with the riders in a call and response format, all happening in 30 minutes of non-stop action. This is the most unique show in all of BMX. The Bulldog Bikes team has performed at the Afro-Punk Festival, Vibe Awards, Kicker Big Air Bash, ASA Action Sports Tour (in the Mall of America), Camp Jeep, USA CRITS and the X-Games.
This tour was born out of a discussion one day that started because we felt that there was event that had a little bit of everything. We have done events that have either showcased music or BMX/action sports. What we didn’t see is a tour property that featured both equally. That being said, the Hybrid Tour is designed to reflect all that we are and all that we love; a multicultural property built from blending the energy and culture of hip-hop and punk rock with the passion and edge of BMX/action sports and an urban attitude. Although we are headquartered in New York City, we decided that Philadelphia/Camden was the best place to launch the tour because Bulldog Bikes CEO/Founder Jimmy Mac grew up in the area and it’s the birthplace for his inspiration for the company and brand.
“We are very excited the Bulldog Bikes Hybrid Tour is coming to the Camden Waterfront. It will no doubt be an entertaining event that will bring many new visitors to our city.”
- Jake Gordon, Cooper's Ferry Development Association/Camden Waterfront
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