The week ahead
First Friday Ride: Tonight, 5:30 p.m., at Newark Shop
ping Center. A casual community bike ride sponsored by BikeNewark begins at the shopping center and travels a 4.3-mile course around the city and to the Newark Reservoir. After the ride, participants will meet at Timothy’s for food and drinks. Participants may park for free at the shopping center. Charity basketball game: Saturday, 1 p.m., at Newark High School, 750 E. Delaware Ave. Event features youth basketball games followed by a game between The New York City Street Ballers All-stars and Sports Fanz TV All City League All-stars. Benefits Best Buddies Delaware. $15 at the door. Water ice with NPD: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Community Policing Center, 134 E. Main St. Local residents can get to know officers from the Newark Police Department while enjoying free water ice. PAWS for People training: Monday, 6 to 9 p.m., at 703
Dawson Drive. PAWS for People will train people and their pets interested in providing pet therapy to children and adults with varying needs. Participants must also attend a second session on July 24. Pre-register at www.pawsforpeople.org or call 302-351-5622. $40. City council meeting: 7 p.m. Monday, at city hall, 220
S. Main St. Council will vote on proposed changes to Cleveland Avenue (not including the controversial Florida T) and a request to install a cellphone antenna atop the UD Bookstore. Concert: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park’s Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Road. Swing band Westchester Swing Kings will perform as part of the park’s weekly summer concert series. Free, but park fees apply. Family Fun Night: Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. Handloff Park Pavilion, 1000 Barksdale Road. The Newark Police Department will be offering car seat safety checks, as well as hosting a bicycle rodeo and more. Games and activities will be hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department. Free. Holy Family Summerfest: Wednesday, Thursday and July 14, 5 to 10:30 p.m.; July 15, 1 to 10:30 p.m.; July 16, 1 to 9:30 p.m., at Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road. The annual carnival includes rides, games, food and live music. Free admission and parking. Unlimited ride pass $20-$22 per day, or $38 for all five days.
Tie-dye Night: Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m., George Wilson
Center Pavilion, 303 New London Road. Tie-dye has been a summer camp tradition since the 1960s, and the bright swirls of color don’t seem to ever go out of style. Breathe new life into an old piece of clothing or create a new masterpiece by using tie-dye. Learn how to make a spiral, crinkle, and other designs. Bring a shirt or item from home or buy a shirt from Parks and Rec staff for $5. Free to attend. Art gallery reception: July 14, 6 to 8 p.m., at Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. A reception will introduce NAA’s exhibit “An Abstract Approach,” which features abstract art from local artists. The exhibit will be on display through July 21. Free.
For more events, visit newarkpostonline.com/calendar. To submit listings, go online or email news@ newark post online. com. Information runs in the print edition as space is available.
The Newark Police Department is hosting an open house with free water ice at the community policing center on Main Street on Sunday.