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Annual 'Strut Your Mutt' Parade in South Mountain Dog Park this Saturday, Oct. 21

October 17, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park.

The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:15 p.m. 

“The Essex County Dog Parks have become popular ...

Newark Arts Festival colors changing downtown

Art is a major force in the redevelopment of Newark. But when the Newark Arts Festival opened this year, for a few days it was the greatest force. 

"I like to be able to hang out on a weekend night and walk around from space to space and see experimentation," said Anker West, a longtime Newark artist and designer, at the Index Art Center on Washington Street while artists and ...

'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s ...

Renowned author Salman Rushdie points to power of prose at Philip Roth Lecture

Salman Rushdie strode to the podium at the annual Philip Roth Lecture at the Newark Public Library and dove deep into a theme that made the work of Newark's late literary genius great - facing the truth, even when it hurts. 

"This was not a writer to whom one looked for euphemisms," said Rushdie, the famed British Indian author whose work has sparked admiration and ...

Newark Arts Festival opens eyes to social change

NEWARK, NJ - For Armisey Smith, art is not just a way to see the world. It's a way to change the world. 

"Women are always put on the sidelines regarding their intellect or creativity. We're not always looked at as seriously as we need to be," said Smith, a Newark artist whose installation Nice/Nasty and Everything In Between, featuring female artists only, will be part ...

This is Why People Were Camped Outside the Prudential Center Last Night

NEWARK, NJ - Two teens were camping alongside dozens of others in tents outside the Prudential Center last evening with one goal in mind: to get a closer view of a K-pop boy band called BTS.

Tyler Swintosky and Sabrina Barker, both 14, flew from North Carolina with their parents in the wee hours of the morning yesterday to set up camp. The two girls had general admission tickets and ...

Annual Bicycle Tour to Roll Through Newark This Sunday

NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday. 

Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound for families. An optional 11-mile route will head towards Weequahic Park and back for ...


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