What rain? How to enjoy Newark First Fridays today (and stay dry while doing it)

Newark First Fridays’ outdoor market is postponed until June 2nd, but official stops are open and ready to see you. How to enjoy the inaugural Newark First Fridays in spite of the soggy weather.

Janet Jackson announces world tour, will honor “Unbreakable” tour ticket purchases

After canceling her Unbreakable world tour in 2015 due to her pregnancy, Janet Jackson is making her good on her promise to return to the stage. Jackson will embark on a four-month, 56-city State of the World tour that will stop at Prudential Center on Saturday, November 17th.

For the young & young at heart: Military Park Carousel is now open

The carousel in Military Park is now open for the warm months of 2017.

Enjoy fun for the whole family at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party

It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. rain or shine at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center

Inaugural Newark First Fridays kicks off downtown on May 5th

After months of planning and a crowdfunding campaign that raised nearly $3,500, Newark First Fridays will kick off its first season when it launches downtown on May 5th. The festival will take place on Halsey Street between Warren and New Streets from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Whole Foods will offer a series of free in-store community events throughout April

Whole Foods Market of Newark will offer an assortment of free community activities throughout the month.

Newark art galleries will throw open their doors this weekend with series of “Open Studios” events

A number of Newark art spaces will invite locals to exhibit openings and closings, performances, and artist talks this upcoming Saturday, April 1st, as they throw open their doors for Spring Open Studios events.

Doitall Kelly: “Party with me” for free at Apr. 6 Devils hockey game

For the past few weeks on Instagram, All Star Barbershop and 211 Media Group have been inviting the barber shop’s customers to get free New Jersey Devils hockey tickets along with their haircuts.

 

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And 211’s Doitall Kelly, who is one-third of the hip hop group Lords of the Underground, recently took a group of Newark and East Orange elementary school students to see a Devils hockey game. That’s Doitall and his group on the lower left.

 

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(For our part, BrickCityLive.com gave away four free tickets for the March 16th game versus the Philadelphia Flyers.)

It’s all a part of the Prudential Center and Devils’ effort to bring more community members out to Devils hockey games, under the leadership of Chief Marketing Officer for both the arena and the Devils, Dan Cherry III.

This is Dan Cherry III. Image courtesy Prudential Center.

Back in August of 2016, Dan told us he would be innovative about his approach to bringing more locals out to Prudential Center to see the game. In engaging venues like barbershops and tastemakers like Doitall, Cherry and his team have made good on that pledge.

With the season winding down, Doitall invited his Instagram followers  to “come party with us to close the season out!” with free tickets to the Devils game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, April 6th. According to his Instagram video, those interested can pick up tickets from All Star Barbershop at 522 Central Avenue in Newark (or just send Doitall a direct message) to collect the free tickets while they last.

Check out Doitall’s full video below:

NJPAC bounds into spring with new programming

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.