New Community Career & Technical Institute (NCCTI) is hosting an Open House Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. at the main campus, located at 274 South Orange Ave., Newark.

Prospective students will be able to learn more about each of the programs offered, ask any questions they may have and meet staff members and current students.

NCCTI offers the following programs: Automotive Technician, Diesel Technician, Building Trades Specialist, Clinical Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Community Healthcare Worker, Culinary Arts Specialist and Business and Computer Technologies. NCCTI also operates a comprehensive Financial Opportunity Center and Bridges to Career Opportunities Program sponsored by the local and national Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) offices.

For more information, call 973-824-6484 or visit

Join us for another hot, swinging, fabulous night of jazz at Clements Place Jazz

Jazz973 Presents Radam Schwartz and Friends at Clements Place Jazz
Radam Schwartz – Organ

Sir G. Earl Grice – Drums

Gene Ghee – Sax

Ron Jackson – Guitar

Peter Lin – Trombone

This is the 2nd season of a FREE monthly Wednesday evening series called “Jazz973@Clements”, which focuses on local and emerging musicians and is curated by Gregory Burrus , a local producer, curator and promoter of events at Clements Place Jazz .

Come join us Limited Seating so please RSVP TODAY

New Community Corporation is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the NCC Neighborhood Center, 56-68 Hayes St., Newark.

Come enjoy a delicious and hot breakfast that will include pancakes, home fries, sausages, toast, juice and hot chocolate.

The event is free to all children.

For more information, call NCC Youth Services at 973-242-7934.

Jazz973 Presents Abel Mireles Quartet at Clements Place Jazz


Abel Mireles – Sax

Winard Harper – Drums

Myles Sloniker – Acoustic Bass

James Weidman – Piano

Abel Mireles Group

The Abel Mireles Group is an ensemble of some of the best musicians in the NYC area, who with their vast cultural backgrounds create an exciting sound based on the tradition of jazz. With the great opportunity to incorporate the legendary musicians such as, drummer Winard Harper, and pianist James Weidman, Mireles seeks to incorporate their large experience, solidness and creativity as the foundation of the music. Also, bassist Myles Slonikler in conjunction with Harper, and Weidman, create a platform characterized by both, the tradition and modern jazz. This platform is used with the purposes of exploration and communication of ideas within the straight-ahead jazz style. The repertoire consists mostly of compositions by the leader as well as arrangements of traditional songs of the American jazz standard book.

Jazz973 is proud to present the return of Leonieke Scheuble with her Quintet at Clements Place Jazz .

  • Rick Savage: trumpet
  • Andy Brenner: tenor & alto
  • Tim Givens: bass
  • Nick Scheuble: drums and
  • Leonieke Scheuble on piano

This cavalcade of Jazz Masters will be led by Leonieke and they are going to perform the music of Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver and a number of original compositions as well. People who love the classic Blue Note/ Prestige/ Impulse era music will really enjoy this concert.

There will be 2 Sets

Set 1: 7:00 to 8:15 PM

Set 2: 8:45 – 10:00 PM

Come on out and join us.

Jazz973 Presents Acute Inflections at Clements Place Jazz

Acute Inflections, NYC’s chic bass & voice duo, can usually be found entertaining their clients (United Nations, Mercedes-Benz, etc.) at high-end events across the country. They have even opened for Jennifer Hudson, Sting, and other notable artists at some of these events. Acute Inflections’ debut EP spent five weeks in the Top-10 of the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart and had the #1 single for eight weeks. They released a holiday album last year out that was also well-received, and they just released their third album, Electric Psychology, on October 4th. Acute Inflections’ public shows are a rare chance to hear the powerful story of how they discovered their connection, told through jazzy renditions from every genre.

Electric Psychology Video:

From Nina Simone to Childish Gambino, their repertoire is the definition of eclectic, and their original music is stirring, hypnotic and infectious. These sassy artists are also masters of engaging with an audience, so if you have the opportunity to see them live, prepare yourself. It’s bound to be a fun and enchanting experience!

From Nina Simone to Childish Gambino, their repertoire is the definition of eclectic, and their original music is stirring, hypnotic and infectious. These sassy artists are also masters of engaging with an audience, so if you have the opportunity to see them live, prepare yourself. It’s bound to be a fun and enchanting experience!

This is the 2nd season of the FREE monthly Wednesday evening “Jazz973@Clements”, series which focuses on local and emerging musicians and is curated by Gregory Burrus , a local producer, curator and promoter of events at Clements Place Jazz .

Come join us – Limited Seating – so please RSVP TODAY

New Community Corporation is hosting its annual Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the NCC Neighborhood Center, 56-68 Hayes St., Newark. There will be a haunted classroom, a costume contest and prizes. Hope to see you there!

We are thrilled to announce the third annual Badass Art Woman Awards presented by Project for Empty Space on November 6th, 2019 from 7 – 10pm! This year we are ecstatic to be honoring Carmen Hermo Associate Curator, Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Dr. Salamishah Tillet Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing; Founding Director of the New Arts Social Justice Initiative at Express Newark; Associate Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, and internationally renowned visual artist and organizer Marilyn Minter

Our honorees are three phenomenal women who exemplify an exceptional commitment to activism, community and furthering equity and visibility in creative spaces. These three women have an impact that far surpasses their own immediate reach; the work that they have done and continue to do sets a precedent for how artistic communities should be nurtured.

This year’s Badass Art Woman Awards program is inspired by Marilyn Minter’s Wangechi Gold 5 and will include a vibrant cocktail bar, and some very special performances and happenings. The evening is also be accompanied by a VIP pre-party and our annual visual art auction, which supports our residency programs at Project for Empty Space, guests will have the opportunity to take home original works of art donated by PES artists.

About BAWA

The Badass Art Woman Award (BAWA) emerged organically one day, several years ago, while chatting with several other cultural practitioners in our circle at an event. We noticed a general homogeneity in the types of people who are recognized in large institutional spaces. It was very apparent that many of the women cultural workers in our industry; particularly those who cross over multiple roles beyond artist (ie curators, gallerists, academics, writers, etc.), are often overlooked. Of course, there are occasions when women in the art world transcend into the mainstream realm; however, those instances are far too few. We wanted to create an award that brought in a true sense of celebration and joy- a ‘badass’ celebration! Thus, BAWA was born. A celebration of women who do phenomenal work within the Contemporary Art world.

About the Honorees

Carmen Hermo joined the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art’s curatorial team as Assistant Curator in June 2016 and was appointed Associate Curator in 2018. Carmen works to support the collection and serves on the Council for Feminist Art and Young Leadership Council patron groups.

Previously, Carmen was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010–16), where she served on the museum’s Young Collectors Council acquisition committee devoted to the work of emerging artists and co-curated the contemporary collection exhibitions Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions (2012–13) and Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim (2015). She has previously worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Carmen received her B.A. in Art History and English from the University of Richmond and her M.A. in Art History from Hunter College. Her interests include performance in the museum context, politically engaged artist projects, and the postwar artists of Latin America and Latinx artists in the United States. Carmen lives in Jersey City.

Salamishah Tillet received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization and A.M. in English from Harvard University and her M.A.T. from Brown University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania where she received her B.A. in English and Afro-American Studies. In 2010-11, she was the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow for Career Enhancement and served as a visiting fellow at the Center of African American Studies at Princeton University.  In 2010, she was awarded the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013-14, she was a Scholar-in-Residence at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Her book Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination (Duke University Press, 2012) examines how contemporary African American artists, writers, and intellectuals remember antebellum slavery within post-Civil Rights America in order to challenge the ongoing exclusion of African Americans from America’s civic myths and to model a racially democratic future. In 2010, she co-edited the Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters Special Issue on Ethiopia and her work has appeared in American Literary History, American Quarterly, Callaloo, Novel, Research in African Literatures, Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara, Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black, and Blue, and Women’s Review of Books.  She is currently working on a book on the civil rights icon Nina Simone.    She is the co-founder of A Long Walk Home, Inc., a non-profit organization that uses art to end violence against girls and women. Her research interests include American Studies, twentieth and twenty-first century African American literature, film, popular music, cultural studies, and feminist theory.    

Marilyn Minter has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005, the Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH in 2009, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain in 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH in 2010, and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany in 2011. Her video Green Pink Caviar was exhibited in the lobby of the MoMA in 2010 for over a year and was also shown on digital billboards on Sunset Boulevard in L.A. and the Creative Time MTV billboard in Times Square, New York. Minter’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in museums all over the world.  In 2006, Marilyn Minter was included in the Whitney Biennial, and in collaboration with Creative Time, she installed billboards all over Chelsea in New York City. In 2013, Minter was featured in “Riotous Baroque,” an exhibition that originated at the Kunsthaus Zürich and traveled to the Guggenheim Bilbao. In 2015, Minter’s retrospective Pretty/Dirty opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX. Pretty/Dirty and then traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The exhibition will continue on to the Orange Country Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum in 2016. Minter is represented by Salon 94, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Baldwin Gallery, Aspen.

Project for Empty Space is pleased to present GHOSTS, a solo exhibition of new works by Artist in Residence, Amy Khoshbin. In a site-specific engagement with loss and transition, GHOSTS will be the last exhibition shown at the current site of Project for Empty Space, opening at 2 Gateway Center on October 23rd, 6-9pm

Rooted in dystopic mythic narrative around death, perdition, and rebirth, GHOSTS explores ideas of grief, loss, greed, chaos, and corruption from the personal to the political. Through both humorous and melancholic installation, video, and sculpture, Khoshbin enters the conversation via the lens of her own story, with the recent loss of her father. Exploring legacy by using his personal artifacts and distinctive advice as source material, Khoshbin reflects on the universal and specific methodologies of memorialization– the archives and subsequent mythologies we leave behind. Specific books that formed her father’s ideology, such as Passages and Executive Time Management, become guides in traversing not only her Iranian father’s immigrant history as a manager in corporate America, but also the larger ideas of migration, belonging, and the failure of the American dream.

Khoshbin’s Iranian father is a character who reappears in her work as a conduit to explore identity and legacy through embodiment and performance. In GHOSTS, Khoshbin uses photography, collage, and immersive installation to specifically focus on his role as a corporate businessman in America, his life spent seeking “success” – working his way up the ladder only to hit the glass ceiling because of his accent and heritage. Using science fiction tropes and historical research in her practice, Khoshbin focuses on the cyclical fallacy of ideologies that subsume personal humanity in the service of capitalist gain.

Khoshbin takes a critical position on the state of contemporary America. She approaches today’s socio-political reality of a divided nation split between a heavily corporatized, white supremacist, patriarchal government and the proletariat. She uses her personal history as source material while also pulling imagery and technique from ancient Egyptian dioramas, Persian miniature painting series such as the Shahnameh, and elements from corporate welcome packets as a means to demonstrate the systemic and cyclical continuity of power hierarchies throughout history.  Notable pieces amongst this new body of work include Lifetime Guarantee (2019), a life-size executive desk fashioned in the shape of a coffin– a nod to the current administration; Hellcome! (2019), a satirical corporate onboarding video; and Love you billions (2019), a death shroud of Khoshbin’s father’s handkerchiefs hand-sewn by the artist’s mother that speaks both to the Muslim and Baha’i funerary traditions of wrapping the body before burial, and the historic tradition of lovers embroidering messages to one another.

GHOSTS will be on view through December 20th, 2019. 

Above Image: Dad: Suits, 2019 (photo credit: Amira Wedeman)


About the Artist
Amy Khoshbin’s practice advocates for changing commercial culture by using popular media genres to create connections and catharsis. Her work has been shown widely; notable institutions and galleries include: The Whitney Museum of American Art,  The Guggenheim Museum, Times Square Arts, Artpace, The High Line, Socrates Sculpture Park, Knockdown Center, National Sawdust, and festivals such as River to River and South by Southwest. Khoshbin has participated in numerous residency programs including  The Watermill Center, Project for Empty Space, Anderson Ranch, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, MANA Contemporary, and Banff Centre for the Arts. She is a Franklin Furnace Fund recipient and has received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant. Khoshbin is currently a 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center on Governor’s Island and part-time faculty at Parsons, The New School for Design and MFA-IA at Sierra Nevada College. Khoshbin received her M.A. at New York University and B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.  

On October 5th, Gallery Aferro will become the bridge between two worlds with the opening receptions of three art exhibitions that touch on the compelling power of sound and its ability to connect the visual, the tactile and the poignant. Join artists, activists and advocates as they kick off the fall season with Aferro as the artist-run space shares the works of creative minds unlike any other. 

The first exhibit, The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project featuring the Quilts of Angola Prison, is a visceral blend of creativity, advocacy and history. Thanks to the hard work of artist and private investigator Maureen Kelleher, this curated collaboration between Louisiana State Penitentiary incarcerated prisoners and free civilians utilizes handmade quilts, musical accompaniment, and experiential narratives to connect two worlds often muted in the name of fear. 

Kelleher brings her decades of experience culled from her investigative work, which has been instrumental in helping exonerate 3 men off of Louisiana’s death row, to craft a showcase that includes music from artists such as Irma Thomas, Delfeayo Marsalis, and the Venerable Robina Courtin, with endorsements from the nation’s foremost expert on Harriet Tubman, Dr. Kate Clifford-Larson. The original fabric art created by the hands of inspiring artists, including members of the Louisiana State Penitentiary Hospice Program; Dr. Mutulu Shakur, the godfather of Tupac Shakur; and Ramsey Orta, the man who recorded the death of Eric Garner, will grace Aferro’s Main Gallery and tap into the humanity in all of us.

Still Living Out Loud is an exhibition featured in Aferro’s Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery, and it too melds the spheres of fabric, sound and transformation. Self-taught artist Geri Hahn specializes in biomorphic, geometric and brightly colored hand-sewn works of linen, metallic floss and embroidered silk, allowing her to bring to life an embodied interpretation of her own synesthesia. Combine this singular show with a step inside our third exhibit, Elevator Music 6, spotlighting a new audio artist you’ll definitely want to have on your radar, and this fall, Gallery Aferro may just leave you speechless. 

The free, all-ages event scheduled from 7-10pm will serve refreshments. Join us!

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