Advance Realty Group Hosts Earth Day Art Project at Washington No.1 Middle School in Harrison, New Jersey
Fifteen Students Help Create Commemorative Polyptych Paintings to Be Hung Along Future Site of Harrison MetroCentre
In observance of Earth Day, Advance Realty Group, a leading Northeast U.S. owner and developer of Class A office properties, joined local artist Diogo Neto and 15 Washington No. 1 Middle School students to host an “Earth Day Art Project.” The result of this project was five, impressively large 4’ x 8’ commemorative polyptych panels entitled “A New Day Dawns on Harrison,” which will be hung along the future site of Harrison MetroCentre, one of the largest brownfield remediation and development projects currently underway in the United States.
On April 16, despite New Jersey’s state of emergency, the 15 students joined Advance, Diogo, and community leaders for an important Earth Day lecture and then to paint five panels (total size of 4’ x 32’). The project was developed as an educational forum for the children to learn about of Earth Day’s core theme—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
The event was part of Advance’s continued commitment to Harrison and Harrison MetroCentre, one of the most exciting mixed-use urban developments taking shape in New Jersey.
“Even if there were no planned redevelopment, the environmental remediation of this part of Harrison is critical to the future of our community,” said mayor of Harrison, Raymond McDonough. “This project presents a unique way for our students to be part of this tremendous environmental effort. My thanks go to the Advance Realty Group for this effort to involve our school children in a very worthwhile Earth Day Project.”
Anthony Comprelli, Superintendent of Harrison Department of Education, added, “This project provided a wonderful educational vehicle to combine the Earth Day curriculum with a significant current event taking place in town. The children will be able to look with pride at their artwork on public display and know that they played key a role in its development.”
About Advance Realty Group
Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With 5.5 million square feet of operating properties and a development portfolio consisting of eight million square feet of commercial projects and 9,400 residential units, Advance is one of the leading real estate owners in the Northeast and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey. For more information, call Advance Realty Group at (908) 719-3000 or visit www.advancerealtygroup.com.
About Harrison MetroCentre
Advance Realty Group’s Harrison MetroCentre is one of the most exciting and highly anticipated new, mixed-use urban developments taking shape in New Jersey. The public/private partnership between Advance and the Town of Harrison will breathe new life, as well as new jobs, ratables and infrastructure improvements, into this previously obsolete site. When completed, the redevelopment will encompass three million square feet of Class A office space, 300,000 square feet of retail space, and approximately 3,500 housing units. Also planned as part of this world-class redevelopment is a hotel and the new 25,000-seat stadium named Red Bull Park, the future home of the New York Red Bulls major league soccer team and a venue for concerts, outdoor festivals, and other world-class athletic and entertainment activities. Red Bull Park’s managing partner, AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment companies and promoters, is developing the stadium.
Harrison MetroCentre is also within close proximity to multiple modes of mass transit, including NJ Transit, Amtrak and an onsite PATH station, allowing easy access to Newark Penn Station. The site is also only 15 minutes by train to Manhattan, is highly accessible by all Northern New Jersey’s major roadways, and is just minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport via rail service or car.
For more information on Advance Realty Group’s Harrison MetroCentre, contact Brian Banaszynski, vice president, Advance Realty Group at (973) 307-1055 or visit www.harrisonmetrocentre.com.
About Advance Realty Group
Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With 5.5 million square feet of operating properties and a development portfolio consisting of eight million square feet of commercial projects and 9,400 residential units, Advance is one of the leading real estate owners in the Northeast and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey. For more information, call Advance Realty Group at (908) 719-3000 or visit www.advancerealtygroup.com