On Thursday, July 8, Symphony in C’s 10-piece brass ensemble took the stage at Cooper Commons Park for the second of five summer concerts scheduled this summer. The event, featuring patriotic tunes by American composers, was held to honor the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.
On Thursday, the first of the 'Summer in the City' concerts at Cooper Commons Park debuted with the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, the world-renowned African dance troupe based at Camden's Unity Community Center, having the honor of performing the opening show.
New program launched in Camden with help of significant grants from PSE&G and the Cooper Foundation (Camden, New Jersey) Among balloons, bubbles and the laughter of children playing on brand-new playground equipment, officials from the city, county and state joined community and business leaders to celebrate the launch of the “Clean and Safe Cooper Plaza” program this morning at the newly re-opened Cooper Commons Park. This dual celebration was the first event to be held at the park and marks its grand re-opening.
(Camden, New Jersey) Sixty Camden children filled the tents at Cooper Commons Park at what will become the new “community living room” for the Cooper Plaza neighborhood. Community partners, including representatives from Cooper University Hospital, Camden County, the City of Camden, Cooper Lanning Civic Association, The Reinvestment Fund, and local elected officials, dug the first hole in the park which is scheduled to be completed in summer 2009. “The Cooper University Hospital Board of Trustees made a commitment to create a Health Sciences Campus and Neighborhood,” said George E. Norcross, III, Cooper Board Chairman. “We said that this neighborhood deserved not only excellent health services and access to good jobs, but also safe streets, greenery and trees, nice sidewalks, quality housing opportunities - and places for kids to play and for senior citizens to stroll on a nice Fall day. With the support of our community partnerships, we are seeing the results of this commitment to the city.”