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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.

Will Newark become Amazon's next headquarters?

The City of Newark beat out Camden, New Brunswick and Jersey City to win the state's backing in its bid to become the location of Amazon's next headquarters.

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.

Fun Facts About Four Newark Places [Video]

We dug up some interesting facts about Ironbound, Halsey Street, Market Street and University Heights. How many did you know already?

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.

Ironside Newark building receives top tech certification ahead of next year's opening

Ironside Newark is soon-to-come Mulberry Commons downtown is officially primed to take on top tech tenants: it's the first renovation project in the state of New Jersey to achieve a Wired Certified Platinum designation.

Grammy Museum Experience will open in Newark on October 20th

On Friday, October 20th at 11 a.m the interactive experience devoted to exploring music history and education will open the doors to its 8,200-square-foot location at Prudential Center here in Newark.

Another incentive to shop locally: How about a tax break or rebate check?

Forward Ever and Newark CEDC are working on a program that will provide financial incentives for consumers to shop at independent Newark businesses.

Downtown Newark will pilot city's rain barrel program

The downtown program precedes a citywide rain barrel program that will begin in 2018.

'Greenleaf' star Kim Hawthorne is back home for the Newark International Film Festival

On Newark International Film Festival weekend, we spoke to 'Greenleaf' actress Kim Hawthorne about her Newark roots, her take-no-prisoners TV character, and her new venture.

Locally and family-owned Salaam Ice Cream Parlor opens on Bergen Street

Residents and visitors to Newark’s South Ward will be able to enjoy everything from old-fashioned root beer floats to bean pie year-round at Salaam Ice Cream Parlor, recently opened by the Muhammad family at 1024 Bergen Street

Newark Public Library's annual Latino Celebration will celebrate the legacy of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey

The Newark Public Library‘s annual Latino Celebration will feature the exhibition Boricuas in the Garden: The Story of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey, on view from September 14 through December 31, 2017, and a series of related programs at the Main Library located at 5 Washington Street.

Newark finds elevated lead levels in water after tests. How to get testing & servicing for your property

The city's Lead Service Line Inventory and a Lead Service Line Replacement Program that will assist property owners with the replacement of their lead service line for a nominal fee. Water testing and service line inspection is free through the program.

Want to start or grow a business? Attend an info session before Rising Tide Capital's fall semester

Rising Tide Capital will convene the last information session for its Community Business Academy (CBA) before the academy’s fall session begins at its Newark offices on 8 East Kinney Street.

Staying One Step Ahead: Ten secrets to getting your scholar ready for an amazing school year

A new school year is a perfect opportunity for educators, parents and students to set a new course that will ensure success.

Whole Cities Foundation is looking for a part time nutrition educator. Newark residents preferred.

Whole Cities Foundation is looking for a nutrition educator.

We scoped out what's on sale at Newark Whole Foods in the wake of the Amazon acquisition

Amazon officially acquired Whole Foods on Monday, August 28th, and as they announced the week prior, began cutting prices on best-selling staple items in Whole Foods stores. We looked at what price cuts were made at the Newark Whole Foods.

Newark sustainability leader Karen Brown-Stovell named to statewide business council

Newark’s Karen Brown-Stovell had joined a group business leaders across the state for the New Jersey Sustainable Business Council (NJSBC), a new alliance of business organizations and businesses working to promote a more vibrant and sustainable economic future in the state.

City of Newark will roll out job services on wheels

Newark Workforce on Wheels (NewarkWOW) will entail mobile units, and strategic collaborative partnerships, that are meant to boost city employment and help bolster Newark workers' vocational skills.

Get ready for the 2017 Newark International Film Festival

The Newark International Film Festival will return to town on September 8th and run through the 10th.

So you know it's real: Barcade announces game lineup and first event

Making good on its mid-summer promise to open "soon," Barcade's social media accounts indicate the Newark location will really, truly, definitely be open by the end of the month.
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Video: Newark Public Library is the place to be in Newark

Let's talk about Newark Public Library for a moment. Have you noticed that the library is #lit?

Lights Out: Newark Museum will host an eclipse viewing this coming Monday

The Newark Museum will host a viewing of the solar eclipse that will dim the afternoon sky this coming Monday, August 21st.

Women-focused crowdfunding platform in Newark is accepting its first cohort of businesses seeking capital

A new women-focused crowdfunding platform has just launched in Newark and is accepting businesses into its inaugural cohort.

1st annual New Jersey Black Expo will come to Robert Treat Hotel on August 26th

The 1st Annual New Jersey Black Expo will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel (50 Park Place) downtown Newark. RSVP for free passes at brickc.it/blackexpo2017.

NJPAC'S most lit young crew shows a crowd their best moves. Drops mic.

PSA – the name, a play on “public service announcement,” stands for Prodigies, Scholars and Achievers – are students of NJPAC’s 2017 Hip Hop Intensive, a four-week class for teen and tweens on the history and practice of hip-hop.

Food truck festival will come to Newark's Riverfront Park on August 26th

Lezeat Newark Food Tours will host a food truck festival at Newark Riverfront Park on August 26th. The event will feature food trucks representing a wide array of cuisines, including American, Latin, Caribbean, Italian and BBQ food, in addition to the classic fare people expect to find at a festival.

5th Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show Returns to Newark’s North Ward

Hot cars, cool music, great food and fun for the whole family will return to Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s historic Forest Hill neighborhood when Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP) joins with Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr. to present the 5th Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 10th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

We checked in with Sofar Sounds Newark's Elliott James ahead of the 3rd show in the series

We checked in with Elliott about how Sofar Sounds, the "secret" concert series that recently launched in Newark, are going so far.
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99 photos of the humans of Lincoln Park Music Festival 2017 [photos]

Simuel Gordon was on the ground for House Music Day at this past weekend's Lincoln Park Music Festival. Here's what the day looked like from Simmy's lens.

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: August 1, 2017

#NewInNewark: This week, Ashley Nicole discusses the new 42-unit Tucker View Apartments in the South Ward, the possibility of a Wawa in Newark, and Senator Booker's new tenant screening legislation to stamp out tenant blacklisting.
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Them Cloud Kids are taking their 30 Under 30 awards statewide. How to nominate a high flyer

If you or someone you know is under 30, doing impactful work in the state, and achieving it with grace, there will soon be an opportunity for that work to get the recognition it deserves.