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Sixth annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival turns Newark into Jazz City

NJPAC’s annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival the venue's celebration of jazz icon and Newark native Sarah Vaughan.

Newark Holiday Market hosted by Greater Newark Conservancy comes to town this weekend

Shop for the holidays or buy yourself a special gift at Greater Newark Conservancy’s first ever Holiday Market, Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m

Launch Pad coworking community is coming to Newark

Launch Pad wants to help entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley succeed. Will it work in Newark? We'll find out starting next year.

Local causes and organizations to support on #GivingTuesday and beyond

Options for making an impact close to home.

Attend the annual tree lighting celebration at Prudential Center's Championship Plaza tonight

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Community forums to get feedback on new South Ward PATH extension begin November 28th

The stop will be located in the Dayton Street area to the east of Weequahic Park.

South Ward SID and Rising Tide Capital will host a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs

The session will introduce participants to Rising Tide’s Community Business Academy, which is designed for individuals with strong business ideas and a desire to own small for-profit businesses.

Newark police monitor will hold community forum to discuss quarterly oversight report findings

Independent monitor Peter Harvey will discuss areas of progress and concern for the Newark Police Department.

The wait is over. What to expect at Marcus Samuelsson's new Newark restaurant, Marcus B&P

Burning question: what's in the Broad & Market cocktail? Celebrity chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson opens the doors to Marcus B&P on Halsey Street today.

Local media talent get in formation for launch of Newark Radio Co-op

It's tune-in time. Newark Radio Co-op launches Saturday, November 18th online at newark.fm

Smothered blues and soul food at Eleven Clinton

A southern-inflected menu and live jazz will make the vibe at Eleven Clinton feel familiar.

$30 million-plus state grant could bring Mars-Wrigley to Newark

Mars-Wrigley might make a home at Ironside Newark, according to reports.

Jazz and R&B live music night returns to Clement's Place this Wednesday

The team behind the Guard d'Avant Music Festival is back with a jazz and R&B-inflected music night at Clement's Place.

West Orange teen receives armful of national arts & culture awards for Newark Museum Explorers program

Newark Museum Explorers was recognized nationally for its creative youth development programs.

NJIT cuts the ribbon on state-of-the-art wellness and events center

A new, state-of-the-art Wellness and Events Center has opened on NJIT's campus in Newark.

Riding fly: The sterling debut of Newark Renaissance Ride

Newark Renaissance Ride was an exercise in history and a master class in stunting.

Newark has a new craft distillery

Vodka. Gin. Made in Newark.

Brick City reads: What analysts and journalists are saying about Phil Murphy's win

What are insiders saying about Phil Murphy's win?

Murphy wins! See the county-by-county vote breakdown

Decision 2017: New Jersey edition.

Military Park's Burg is hibernating for the winter

Burg will be back in spring 2018.

Building Newark's college-going culture

A college-going culture means an environment where every child benefits from high expectations and is adequately prepare to succeed at the college level.

Greater Newark Conservancy offers poinsettias and wreaths for annual holiday market fundraiser

Order holiday gifts from Greater Newark Conservancy's annual fundraiser.

Voting uncomfortably: New Jersey voters should take nothing for granted

Don't be deterred by an illusion of political safety, says Rachel Wagner to Newark and New Jersey voters.

Forest Hill residents: Newark and New Jersey must lock arms to embrace the future

"If Newark wins, the state wins." Forest Hill residents discuss what's at stake in the New Jersey governor's race.

Packing in the parents: Marlene’s nine secrets to parent night success

How educator Marlene Mack Ayers ensures parents come out and support anything her school does.

City: Discolored water possible due to water main break, but is safe

Some Newarkers are reporting discolored water. The city says it's due to a water main break.

Marcus Samuelsson's Newark restaurant, Marcus B&P, will soon open its doors

Handcrafted cocktails, homemade pastas--Marcus Samuelsson & crew are coming soon to Halsey Street.

Newark Museum’s Annual Holiday Market will feature gifts from around the world

This holiday season, Newark Museum will offer locals an opportunity to purchase unique gifts from around the world from the Newark Museum Holiday Market, opening this year on Wednesday, November 15 and running through Sunday, November 19.

Ancient Mediterranean Collection given new gallery space, visibility at Newark Museum

After 28 years, Newark Museum’s Ancient Mediterranean collection is getting a new home.

Event cancelled: Calling vets, cadets, classic cars and community for Newark's Veteran's Day Parade

The parade will step off at 10 a.m. on November 11th on Lyons Avenue.

MC Lyte will appear in Newark this weekend to unveil her Lyte Collection cosmetics line

Come down to Off The Hanger (12 Linden Street, Downtown Newark) this Saturday to see the Lyte.

Them Cloud Kids have opened voting for Ubuntu Awards: New Jersey's 30 Under 30

Thirty nominees from across New Jersey have been announced for the awards.

Newark-based organizations are invited to apply for Whole Foods grants

Be part of the next "crop" of Whole Cities Foundation grantees.

Halloween parties and activities in Newark for kids & adults

You know it's thriller...thriller night.

NJIT kicks off IBM Skills Academy, first collaboration of its kind on the continent

NJIT is the first university in the United States — and the only university in North America — to adopt the IBM Skills Academy, a key component of IBM Global University Programs.

Newark’s First Kindness Rocks Garden at Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center

Greater Newark Conservancy has started the city’s first Kindness Rocks Project Garden. #NewarkRocks: The Kindness Rocks Project, is set in the Conservancy’s Nelson Mandela Freedom Garden at the Judith L. Shipley Environmental Learning Center.

Inside the launch of Newark's newest attraction, the Grammy Museum Experience

Newark's Grammy Museum Experience transports visitors to the stage and the studio.

How to get involved in the transition of local control for Newark Public Schools

Have you say in Newark's transition to local control at community meetings on November 1st.

Newark Happening’s Grammy-themed contest will highlight Newark attractions

Newark Happening is offering a whirlwind weekend to show off Newark attractions.

Former President Barack Obama will stump for Phil Murphy in Newark this Thursday

Former President Barack Obama will stump for New Jersey Democratic candidate for governor Phil Murphy this coming Thursday in Newark.

NJIT Enterprise Development Center receives award Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce

The Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce has honored the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), an NJIT organization, with the Small Business Supporter of the Year Award.

Dr. Ntozake Shange's seminal work gets a gallery's worth of consideration in new exhibit

This year at Open Doors, curator Peter "Souleo" Wright will bring a traveling exhibit commemorating for colored girls to City Without Walls gallery.

Open Doors Event Matrix [interactive]

Hundreds of artists, dozens of events--what to pick? To help you get a sense of the variety of events, we represented just a handful of them on our interactive Event Matrix.

Genius! Former Newark Planning Director wins prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

The former Newark Planning Office director joins an rarefied group with his new honor.

In Newark, the second Monday in October is now Indigenous Peoples' Day

Newark becomes the latest municipality to officially eschew Columbus Day.

Danny Simmons, painter and waymaker, disRUPTed a gated art world

While his kid brothers built a hip-hop legacy, Danny Simmons kicked in the door to the NYC arts world.

Largest scoreboard of its kind in the world unveiled at Devils' season opener

The gargantuan scoreboard is nearly four stories tall, weighs 44 tons (that's more than 88,000 pounds) and contains nearly 30 million pixels.

17 tips for how to live your best life at Newark's Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival

Open Doors returns to Newark October 12 - 15th. Here's how to go in.

Schedule for Newark Tech Week has been announced

Interested in tech and entrepreneurship in Newark? Clear your calendar the week of October 18th.

With groundbreaking, rubber hits the road on Mulberry Commons project downtown

The first phase of Mulberry Commons, spanning Prudential Center to Newark Penn Station, is scheduled to open in September of 2018.

Before and After: How murals transformed these Newark streetscapes [interactive]

With this interactive, slide photos back and forth to see how murals have remade Newark buildings and streetscapes over time.

Newark seniors compete in healthy cooking challenge

The Horizon Healthy Cooking Challenge pitted five teams of two chefs representing Newark senior centers in a challenge similar to the Food Network’s popular “Chopped” cooking competitions.

Rutgers Law event to explore local impact of Supreme Court cases

The event will feature speakers discussing the impacts of three Supreme Court cases on local communities.

Open Doors Festival continues its yearly glow-up as 2017 highlights are announced

Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival is back in Newark October 12th through 15th, and it's already poised to impress. (BrickCityLive.com is an Open Doors media partner.)

Voting Block: Newark's Forest Hill residents put the 'neighbor' in neighborhood

A stroll through the historic neighborhood with the residents who (really) love it.

Newark students enjoy increased accessibility with debut of new wheelchair lift service at JFK School

Newark Public Schools unveiled their first wheelchair bus service for student transportation at the John F. Kennedy School, which serves students with special needs

'Food, art, tech, fitness': Inside an encompassing plan for a slice of Newark

On the ground in the blocks near Sussex Avenue and Norfolk Street.

Late Thursdays will return to Newark Museum in October

Late Thursdays will run October through December.

VH1 delivered the first batch of instruments to Newark schools for new music education program

Seven schools across the district will each receive new musical instruments, professional development, and other support to rebuild and sustain music education programs.