Inaugural Newark First Fridays kicks off downtown on May 5th
by Brick City Live | April 17, 2017
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.
Newark First Fridays is still accepting applications for festival team members and volunteers, as well as staged and street performers, and non-profit and services information tables. Applications for all opportunities and roles are available on Newark First Fridays’ newly launched website.
One of the primary goals of the art walk series’ crowdfunding campaign was to defray the cost of vendor fees and keep the price of entry low. Vendor space will range between $50 and $65 per day for a 10×10 space–vendors who apply by April 28th will be offered a slot for free for the May event.
Newark First Fridays is organized by Newark-based creative service agency GalleryRetail. In producing the monthly festival, they hope to establish a consistent art, music, food and cultural community event in Newark. Similar events have become local phenomena in recent years in cities from Philadelphia to Oakland.
We’ll see you there!
Contribute to BrickCityLive.com! We’re looking for opinion and explanatory contributors, and are calling all thinkers, scholars and practitioners to share your point of view or expertise on a topic or event of importance to Newarkers. We’re accepting 600- to 1,000-word op-eds for possible publication on, so send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/kindness-rocks-1-min.jpg30004000Vince Baglivohttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngVince Baglivo2017-10-20 11:47:442017-10-20 11:49:37Newark’s First Kindness Rocks Garden at Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nps_carver-andaiye-taylor-min.jpg12801280Brick City Livehttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngBrick City Live2017-10-19 00:39:092017-10-19 10:41:12How to get involved in the transition of local control for Newark Public Schools
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/grammy-museum-experience_brick-city-live-min-1.jpg12241632Brick City Livehttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngBrick City Live2017-10-18 21:31:142017-10-19 10:24:10Newark Happening’s Grammy-themed contest will highlight Newark attractions
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/bcl_video-cover_amazon.jpg455882Brick City Livehttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngBrick City Live2017-10-17 11:03:552017-10-20 11:24:49Will Newark become Amazon's next headquarters?
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/bcl_njit_edc.jpg321845Newswirehttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngNewswire2017-10-16 01:05:232017-10-16 01:09:33NJIT Enterprise Development Center receives award Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Amber-Robles-Gordon-min.jpg12332048Andaiye Taylorhttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngAndaiye Taylor2017-10-14 01:54:102017-10-14 02:56:32Dr. Ntozake Shange's seminal work gets a gallery's worth of consideration in new exhibit
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/facts-min-min.png10351776newarkartshttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngnewarkarts2017-10-09 03:00:142017-10-09 10:57:28Fun Facts About Four Newark Places [Video]
http://brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/danny-simmons.png10061774Andaiye Taylorhttp://www.brickcitylive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/bcl-white-21x.pngAndaiye Taylor2017-10-07 23:53:292017-10-08 12:08:58Danny Simmons, painter and waymaker, disRUPTed a gated art world