NEW FOR 2023 - PADDLES UP!!   A "LIVE" auction with art from our Urban League of Essex County Preschool students and more! 

  • The event location is Nanina's In The Park at 540 Mill Street in Belleville, NJ.
  • Doors open at 6:00PM.  There are no physical tickets, so please arrive early to register. 
  • Valet parking only.
  • Attire is business festive.  We ask our guests to wear RED for R.E.D. - Racial Equity and Diversity and to wear sneakers to demonstrate your advocacy to #RunForRED because #TheRaceIsntOver.
  • The cocktail reception is from 6:00PM - 7:00PM.  Spend some time networking (please bring extra business cards) and enjoying our amazing silent auction items.  
  • Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, and fine dining.
  • COVID-19 guidelines are considered, but not mandatory.  Masks are optional.






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Help our cause by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

The Urban League of Essex County is a 501c3 charitable organization. All direct contributions and ads are completely tax deductible. Sponsorships and tickets incur an $100 per person reduction to reflect the cost of goods and services received.

For any assistance or questions regarding a contribution please contact:

Kevin Jones, Development Director

973-624-9535 x219


 Photo Gallery from our 2022 Racial Equity & Diversity Gala


Our programs and services are a concrete expression of the ongoing work to build racial equity and celebrate the richness of our diversity.  Providing holistic lifespan services to individuals and families with dignity and promoting a change mindset aligns with our aspirational mission: "Empowering Communities. Changing Lives."

From Early Childhood Education to senior jobs training, we are raising the quality of life for all we serve. We thank you for being a part of the Urban League mission as well.  Volunteers and donors strengthen our capacity to live this vision through their care and commitment.

106 years on, together let us forge ahead with renewed purpose to build a more just and equitable future.


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Urban League of Essex County
508 Central Avenue Newark, NJ 07107

Nanina's In The Park

540 Mill Street, Belleville, NJ, USA

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