The Essex-Hudson Greenway Coalition – comprised of the Open Space Institute, New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, and the September 11th National Memorial Trail – will hold a virtual open public meeting on September 1, 2021. The meeting will provide an update on the Essex-Hudson Greenway project and offer deeper background on what the project will bring to Essex County and northern New Jersey.

There will be a Question & Answer session after the speakers. Learn details about the project, its current status, and what you can do to support it!

Along with Coalition members, the event is sponsored by Newark North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr., the Mount Prospect Partnership, and the Forest Hill Community Association.

To ensure the safety of the community amidst the public health emergency, the event will be held virtually.


Speakers will include (subject to change):

Senator Teresa Ruiz

Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill

Essex County Commissioner Robert Mercado

Newark Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr.

Newark Councilman Luis Quintana

Fr. Timothy Graff, Archdiocese of Newark

Chris Bernardo, President & CEO of Commercial District Services

Dene Lee, Open Space Institute

Debra Kagan, NJ Bike & Walk Coalition

Dan Zanella, Zanella Consulting


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.



For more information on the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project, visit