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Arts & Entertainment

June 26, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents are invited next month to kick out the jams and celebrate in summer fun as the Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series returns to the city. On Wednesday, July 6, Newark residents will be treated to a live performance from the Amazing Grace Little ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents will get an opportunity this weekend to participate in a special event that celebrates the arts as well as provide opportunities for creative individuals to expand their artistic skill set. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Harriet Tubman, the heroic abolitionist and trailblazer, made Newark an important stop on the Underground Railroad as she led enslaved African-Americans out of the South to freedom. Now, a community park in the state’s largest city has been renamed in recognition of her historic fight ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A collection of paintings and mixed media works by artist Stanwyck Cromwell is coming to Akwaaba Gallery in Newark this month that explores the pleasures and perception of color and reflects on Cromwell’s memories of his childhood in Guyana. Akwaaba will host an opening of the new ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A new series of installations and public artworks spawned from the minds of Newark-based artists were unveiled Tuesday in the city's downtown, imbuing a new sense of cultural and community pride. The artworks were showcased by officials from Newark-based audiobook seller and ...

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BELMAR, NJ – With a beautiful weekend forecast, the return of the New Jersey Seafood Festival looks to be the perfect way to kick off the summer season. The festival, which is celebrating its 35th year, has not been held since 2019. It will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 20-22) in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new exhibition combining physical and virtual themes of storytelling through transmedia art is coming to Rutgers University-Newark this week. The Senior Graphic Design capstone exhibition, "HYBRID," is presented by the university's Department of Arts, Culture & Media. It will ...

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As the state of New Jersey continues to map out its marijuana marketplace, Newark's first black owned business that specializes in hemp derived CBD and THC products is educating and preparing the community for what’s to come.  Beginning Monday, Plantivia Wellness will be hosting an entire week ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents are invited to tune in to a virtual panel this week co-hosted by Newark Symphony Hall, which will celebrate the premiere of the first film adaptation of “Black Terror” and feature longtime creative collaborators Richard Lawson and Richard Wesley.   Lawson, an actor ...

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NEWARK, NJ —Bicyclists wearing classic 1920s attire provided a dash of fashion to the streets of Newark, reminding onlookers that it's possible to both look good and make a point about the history and beauty of the city, especially during cherry blossom season. "We wanted to make sure that we ...

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NEWARK, NJ – High school students across Newark and Essex County are invited this month to participate in the first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival devoted to the visual arts. The festival, which was announced by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., will be held completely online ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new exhibition, “Damage and Repair,” will open this weekend at Akwaaba Gallery in Newark’s West Ward, featuring abstract paintings and sculptures by artist Heather Williams. Akwaaba Gallery, located at 509 West South Orange Ave., will host an opening reception April 2 for Damage ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  A photo exhibition is coming to the Newark Public Library next week that will put a spotlight on Brick City's Black women business owners. The Newark Public Library will present, "Self Made," on April 7, an exhibition of photos of Black women business owners in Newark, with a focus ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The sight of 5,000 cherry blossom trees turning pink and white in Branch Brook Park means that spring has finally sprung in Newark, with the promise of an exciting series of events coming to the area in celebration of the 46th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival.  Essex ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark's vision of constructing a monument dedicated to the life and legacy of the pioneering abolitionist Harriet Tubman moved one step closer to becoming a reality Thursday as city officials announced that they secured a major funding boost and support for the project. The Andrew ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Berkeley College is leading various events and programs in celebration of Black History Month, inviting community members to join in on the action. The programming is aimed to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans during Black History Month this ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An exclusive event will be broadcasted this month on Newark TV featuring Tina Knowles Lawson, a famed designer, and Mikki Taylor, Essence magazine’s editor-at-large, discussing opportunities for Black women in the arts. “Both of my children, if it were not for the performing arts ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the world premiere of The Wanderer, the new Broadway-bound musical based on the life and music of Rock ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Area filmmakers are invited by the Newark Museum of Art to submit their cinematic works for the 2022 Newark Black Film Festival and Paul Robeson Awards. The festival has historically featured the Paul Robeson Awards, a biennial competition that allowed filmmakers to submit and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Symphony Hall's first director of communications and social impact, Chris Sabin, was appointed this week, who will aim to foster strategic partnerships for the venue in his new role. Sabin brings with him over two decades of experience engaging people and advocating for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents are invited to visit a new exhibit coming to Akwaaba Gallery in the West Ward next week, featuring Victor Davson’s solo exhibition of panoramic landscapes, “In Full Bloom." An opening reception will be held at Akwaaba Gallery, located at 509 West South Orange Ave., ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Immediately following the opening performance of Clue on January 30, Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Michael Stotts made a surprise announcement from the stage that Paper Mill Playhouse has received a significant contribution to upgrade stage ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A new lineup of special events in celebration of Newark Social's Newark Winter Village was announced that run will through Jan. 30. The Winter Village, which kicked off last month, features an ice-skating rink and a variety of games and activities.  On Jan. 26, guests can attend a ...

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Recently at the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top White House medical adviser, announced that the coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19 will most likely become an “endemic,” which means it’s not going anywhere.   Unlike the eradication of smallpox, a highly ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Arts Board of Directors will be led a new executive director after it was announced that Felicia Swoope was appointed to the role.  Swoope, a former dancer and producer, has held a number of leadership positions in various arts organizations. She worked as a teaching ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A virtual panel discussion centered around the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be presented by The Newark Museum of Art this weekend.  The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 16, and is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The virtual discussion will feature three ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Symphony Hall staff this week welcomed its newest director of development, Mack Graham, who will spearhead the venue's new fundraising department in order to foster partnerships and expand funding streams. Graham brings more than a decade's worth of experience in brand ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Museum of Art this month welcomed its new associate curator of the Arts of Global Africa, Henone Girma, who plans to create dynamic modes of presenting the museum's expansive holdings of arts of the complex continent to engage visitors from Newark and beyond.  The ...

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