Dear Friends,
Community leaders pointed to the need for a new non-profit organization to help launch the Paterson National Park and enhance its educational, social, and economic benefits for Paterson and the nation. That's why we formed the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson. Learn more about our mission and how you can participate.

America's New National Park

The Paterson Great Falls is the most historic place that virtually no one in America has ever heard of, let alone visited. Soon that will change. On, March 30, 2009, President Obama signed bipartisan legislation that will make about 35 acres around the Great Falls our next National Park. It will be a National Park like no other. Learn more.

Building for the Future

To celebrate Paterson's past, we look to the future. The Paterson National Park will be a vital contributing part of the community. The National Park will provide a vehicle for economic progress and a source of local pride, and the Park will help transform the image of Paterson for living and investment. Learn more.

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Paterson, the new film starring Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Girls) opened on December 28. The film, directed by independent visionary Jim Jarmusch, premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The story follows a week in the life of Driver's character, a bus driver and poet aptly named Paterson, as he goes about his daily routine.

Food has always been one of the most important ways that we experience and understand difference cultures. It has always been a major part of Paterson's cultural landscape, from Alexander Hamilton's 1778 picnic at the Great Falls to the Latin American, European, and Middle Eastern restaurants that line the city's streets today.