Newark will hold its first-ever downtown living tour in May

What is it like to live downtown Newark?

Soon, those who are curious will have an opportunity to get a glimpse of downtown living for themselves.

Newark Downtown District, the business improvement district whose mission is to increase the commercial viability of downtown Newark, will produce the city’s first-ever Downtown Newark Living Tour this coming Saturday, May 20th. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free, and registration is already open.

The free tour will enable participants to experience downtown living through a mix of residential open houses, cultural events and special deals at local restaurants. Registrants will receive a wristband that unlocks access to model apartments, discounts and events throughout downtown. From there, the tour will be self-guided, with participants having the option to walk or use a free shuttle that Newark Downtown District will make available.

Living tours have been tried in other cities looking to show off their downtowns, including in Syracuse, Buffalo, Austin, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Detroit.

Stay tuned to as participating residential buildings, restaurants and events are confirmed.