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Mayor Baraka joins Programs for Parents to launch the Tap the App campaign for the release of aXcess Newark

Pictured above: Kim McClain, Foundation for Newark’s Future; Beverly Lynn, Programs for Parents; Mayor Baraka; and aXcess Newark Parent Outreach Leaders Ingrid Daniels, Dawn Sych and Eron Havard Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will announce the launch of aXcess Newark, a new free app that delivers urgently needed assistance to Newark families through the convenience of their […]

Mayor Ras Baraka to hold town hall on public safety at NJPAC

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) have partnered on a series of four Town Halls which will focus on public safety, economic development, education and health. The first Town Hall will address the topic of public safety and will be held at NJPAC’s Victoria Theater on Wednesday, December 3, […]

Newark Arts Council announces an RFP for innovative public art project to represent Newark in ‘Bloomberg Public Art Challenge’

Via the Newark Arts Council: The Newark Arts Council and The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism in the City of Newark are constantly in search of opportunities to enrich the lives of Newark residents.  The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge represents a wonderful opportunity for the City of Newark.  Each city may […]

Newark Museum festival to focus on health and fitness

In conjunction with the interactive, family-friendly exhibition Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle, the Newark Museum will host a fitness and nutrition festival on Saturday, November 8 from noon to 5:00 pm. The event, which is free with museum admission, includes a film screening, activities, and a mobile medical center. Activities throughout the day include […]

St. Michael’s hospital will provide free breast exams at NJPAC on October 29

St. Michael’s Medical Center’s “In the Pink” program will provide free clinical breast exams to uninsured women on Wednesday, October 29 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at NJPAC. PIX11’s Ann Mercogliano will report live from 5 to 6 p.m., and Steve Weatherford, New York Giant and spokesperson for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, will join her. Screenings will occur on a first-come, first-serve […]

Mercato Tomato Pie is the latest offering on Market Street’s new ‘restaurant row’

The burgeoning restaurant row on Market Street between Broad and Mulberry Streets recently welcomed newcomer Mercato Tomato Pie as its latest dining option. Mercato is an independent, family restaurant-pizzeria that offers artisanal coal-fired pizzas and a full bar. Mercato Tomato Pie is part of the revitalization effort that looks to remake the area radiating out from Broad and […]

Coming Soon: Index Art Center presents ‘Ryan Roa – Force of Attraction’

“Ryan Roa – Force of Attraction,” a solo exhibition featuring sculpture, installation and drawings from the artist’s most recent body of work, is coming soon to Index Art Center, and will kick off with an opening reception on November 1. Roa’s approach often entails binding, suspending, stacking, and bending workmanlike materials into forms in order to explore the effects […]

Acclaimed activist and writer Kevin Powell joins Newark-based organizations to help high school students create blueprint for postsecondary success

Internationally acclaimed writer and activist Kevin Powell will provide the keynote address at an inaugural high school student symposium expected to draw 200 students, parents, and stakeholders.  The event, a collaboration between the North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, United Way of Essex and West Hudson, and Rutgers University-Newark, is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, […]