This week, young violinists at BRICK Avon Academy came face-to-face with what a career as a successful musician might look like when acclaimed millennial violinist Eric Stanley visited the school for a series of special instrumental music classes with Avon students who play the violin.
Sister June Favata, who has been an educator at Saint Vincent Academy in Newark for more than 45 years, is this year’s winner of Newark’s Cornerstones. Prudential Financial, Prudential Center, and the New Jersey Devils launched Newark’s Cornerstones in the fall of 2016.
On a recent snowy Saturday morning, while many of her high school peers were still asleep in their warm beds, Asada Rashidi was hard at work keeping the streets in her South Ward neighborhood clean and crosswalks clear for pedestrians.
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
Voting is now open for the grand prize winner for Newark’s Cornerstones, the community recognition program launched by Prudential, Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils in the fall.
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.”
One Step Ahead Learning Center is far more than a traditional preschool. Its Mannequin Challenge video got nearly 10 million views. On any given day, you can find the four- and five-year-old students dressed in little aprons and taking cooking classes, working on science experiments, learning new lines to an original play, or singing along to The Supremes.
At the end of the month, Jeffrey Trzeciak (pronounced “Tree-Zak”), formerly university librarian for top-ranked Washington University in St. Louis, will become Newark Public Library’s new director.
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.
Already an established presence in the Ironbound, Traditional Karate of Newark has opened a brand new location downtown. We sat down with the dojo’s owner and head instructor, Brazil native Jonas Filho, to discuss the benefits of martial arts and why he chose to open a second facility.