At NJPAC, the 30 days of April are filled with a kind of arts sampler – classical music, jazz, dance, family shows and more – to entertain and captivate audiences.
Op-Ed contributor Lionel Latouche is a trauma therapist in Newark. He is also a trauma survivor: his cousin was killed by a New York police officer. In this piece, Latouche recounts his dialogue with Newark police officers and their conclusions about how they can better relate to, and serve, the community.
Newark First Fridays are coming to town in May. Part street festival, part art walk, and part market, it promises to be the coolest monthly party in town. Contribute to First Fridays Indiegogo campaign March 23rd through March 25th, and BrickCityLive.com will double our collective impact up to $750!
We asked nine individuals and couples who love Newark which places best capture their affection for the city. Here’s what they told us.
9 Newark places and the people who love them
With $2 billion dollars’ worth of development rising out of the ground here in Newark, it’s clear something is shifting in town for real this time.
But for whom? In his latest video, Mayor Baraka rejects the comparison of development in Newark to what is transpiring in Brooklyn, and says we’re going for something a lot more inclusive, equitable and just.
Armani Mcphall, age 19, was killed on South Orange Avenue on December 22, 2016. His father, Elite Heat Boxing Gym owner Anthony Mcphall, reflects on the life of his son, who he called a “game changer” and “a gift.”
Chef Ameer Natson is hiding a reading, math and problem-solving curriculum in plain sight with his culinary curriculum at George Washington Carver middle school.
The historic Hahne and Co. building, the massive former downtown department store that sat fallow and blighted for nearly three decades, enjoyed its official unveiling earlier this week in a ceremony attended by a couple hundred guests in the restored building’s main arcade.
Indivisible Essex County is organizing locals to resist Donald Trump’s agenda using practical and tested tactics, in coordination with communities all across the country. But its founder, Chijike Ndukwu, also wants to use the current moment to push for better local governance as well.
Greater Newark Conservancy’s City Bloom Landscaping offers services to city residence and businesses (including snow removal!), all while providing work and life skills for city residents hungry for a second chance.