Arts & Entertainment

September 18, 2018

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 ...

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When Akintola Hanif walks the streets of Newark, the pictures he takes capture what he wants to see. And according to him, his vision captures more glory than grit. “My work is about the souls of the misunderstood. What interests me the most is focused on what people may not see and don’t want ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Up to 500 children will get a free backpack filled with school supplies at the 11th Annual Festival de la Familia this Saturday. Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican and African music and dance performances will fill the road on Broadway between Bloomfield Place and Broad Street this ...

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If art helps make a city great, then Newark just got a big boost. NewarkArts announced 19 winning grant proposals for the non-profit organization's ArtStart program, an initiative designed to promote artistic expression throughout all of Newark's five wards.  The ArtStart program backs ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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The 13th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival is expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees to Newark’s Lincoln Park for a three-day festival featuring jazz, gospel, house and hip-hop beginning July 27th. But the festival is not just about the music. For the fifth year in a row, the festival ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September. The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A model call will be held on Tues, July 17 from 6-7 pm at the Pig & Prince restaurant for the upcoming fall Montclair Fashion Show.   Hosted by The Montclair Center BID, All sizes and ages are encouraged to volunteer and register. This year’s Montclair Fashion Show will be ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.    The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 ...

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Newark, NJ - City residents played a big part in all American wars and Newark also played its part in the throes of America’s creation. The war lasted from 1775 to 1783, and Newark had a fighting spirit against the British at that time. The city hosted a rebellious minister and a visit by George ...

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Artists were urban pioneers in locales like Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Jersey City, setting the stage for the economic infusion that dramatically changed the landscape. With the same surge now happening in Newark, local artists are surveying the scene, wondering what will come, and searching for ...

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The lustrous literary legacy of native Newark son Philip Roth began at home. In the aftermath of Roth's death last month, a tour of places that made the pages of his books not only demonstrated that his imprint on Newark is still deep. It shows that his life's work still makes people's hearts, ...

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Newark today announced street closures for the 51st Annual African American Heritage Parade, to be held Sunday, May 27 starting on Broad Street and Lincoln Park at 1:30 p.m. STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, the following streets will be closed to ...

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NEWARK, NJ—The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site -- the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age ...

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Newark, NJ—On Wednesday, a free lunch concert featuring members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Newark Boys Choir will take place at the Hahne & Co building in the indoor courtyard next to the Whole Foods. The concert, which will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on May 23, is ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County filmmaker Yucef Mayes will be hosting a trailer release premiere for his second short film, Zahra and the Oil Man on April 20. Born and raised in Newark, Mayes currently resides in the city of Orange. The filmmaker resident of Rutgers-Express Newark, produced the film ...

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NEWARK, NJ - TAPinto got a special invite to see the new Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at  the Newark GRAMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center.  The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow. The exhibit was curated and supplied items directly by Taylor Swift and her mother. It definitely ...

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BERNARDSVILLE – For any real competitor, there’s the ultimate competition: think the Final Four. Or the Super Bowl. Or the biggest cucumber at the state fair. For birdwatchers, the not-to-miss event is the annual World Series of Birding, to be held Saturday, May 12. It’s a proud New Jersey ...

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Anyone involved in the “World Series of Birding” agrees: It sure is an exhilarating way to spend 24 hours. Just imagine, at the stroke of midnight, joining your friends in a New Jersey marsh, or field, or beach, or wherever, to begin an all-night, all-day journey to see or hear as many bird ...

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Newark - The light that informs his art first struck Sunil Garg as a child.  "Growing up in India, the light was all natural. We used to sleep outside in the summertime, and you looked at the sky, and the stars were right there," said Garg, a light sculptor whose art will be featured at the ...

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For the last 20 years, the grand entrance of the Newark Museum on Washington Street has been shuttered, forcing patrons to enter through a more prosaic entrance along Central Avenue. But today, the front doors of the Newark Museum were thrown open, signaling another symbolic step in the city's ...

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Newark, NJ—WBGO's Newark Today show will take a serious look at the national issue of bail reform from a local perspective on Thursday's live broadcast, particularly in light of last week's domestic violence-related homicide in Newark.  Tiffany Wilson, a Newark resident, was shot to death last ...

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Newark made the big time Saturday night, earning a spot in a SNL skit skewering Amazon's process of finding a home for its second headquarters, known as HQ2. Amazon, which is holding a search contest pitting North American cities against each other in a contest that could result in as many as ...

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Newark's widely known public radio station WBGO 88.3 FM is using the December edition of Newark Today, its monthly town hall news program, to highlight a host of local non-profits and charity organizations that provide essential services to the community during the holiday season and all year ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, recently hosted a lively on-stage tete’ a’ tete’ with Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal, to a sold-out crowd of art supporters at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Entitled "Sad! A Happy Evening with ...

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Harry Prott is one of Newark's most irrepressible and irreplaceable personalities.  "I love working with people. For me, it's all about relationships," said Prott, born and raised in the city's Ironbound neighborhood and who has worked in Newark for more than 30 years. "Everyone knows who I am.

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It was the perfect merging of arts and education during this year’s Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, with Link Community Charter School (LCCS) joining forces with one of the city's most vibrant art organizations for the largest multi-day celebration of the visual and performing arts. Selected ...

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Robert Caro, one of America's greatest literary lions, gave a lecture about his work at the Newark Public Library, the downtown marble and wood-paneled shrine of the city's intellectual life, as part of an annual lecture series named after the equally revered author Philip Roth, a proud native son ...

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