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Panel tonight poses the question: 'Renaissance or gentrification' in Newark? [Livestream access]

This evening at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Montclair…

Scholarship for IT training classes with NJIT available for September

Workforce Opportunity Services will be offering a scholarship…

East Orange to Host First Ever MACfest music, art, culture celebration

The City of East Orange and The Arts Council of East Orange will…

Newark Black Film Festival and Youth Cinema summer series to begin in June

The Newark Black Film Festival will kick off its 41st season…

Remember R&B group Surface? They're now ReSurface. 'Get closer to' them at Suite53

There is a whole generation that grew up off love songs wafting…

Q&A with Isaiah Little: Imagining a better block on Bergen Street

Better Block Newark is inviting community volunteers to help…

Come celebrate the Newark riverfront with "River Day" and Boat Tours this summerf

The Newark riverfront will come alive this summer with many family…

Celebrate “National KiddiePreneur Day” with a night of rollerskating and fashion at Branch Brook Skating Rink

The KiddiePreneur Online Academy will be celebrating their “National…

Military Park is bustling today, with "Super Tuesday" kicking off several classes and activities for the summer

Visitors can buy fresh produce in the park's fresh air and buy…

Gallery Aferro to hold 7th annual benefit art auction and party

Gallery Aferro will be holding their “LUCKY 7, 7th Annual Benefit…

Mayor Ras Baraka and Jesse Jackson to host economic June 2nd

Mayor Ras J. Baraka  and Rainbow PUSH Coalition President and…

Newark Developer’s Finance Forum keynote speakers announced

The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and United…

United Cycle to lead bike tour for "Better Block Newark"

United Cycle, a Newark biking group, will lead bike tours of…

The Artisan Collective to host closing reception for "Art at the Waterfront" and other summer events

The Artisan Collective is hosting many artistic events, programs…

City's new "We Are Newark" Tumblr showcases city employees

The City of Newark recently launched a new Tumblr blog entitled…

Newark Museum to hold 48th annual Fireman's Muster

Families can become fire safety ambassadors, try on fire equipment,…

Index Art Center to present "Working the Unit" and "Art World Watch"

Index Art Center presents, “Working the Unit,” a group exhibition…

New Gateway Project exhibition “Provisions” to open in June

The Gateway Project's next exhibition "GlassBook Project: Provisions,"…

Newark to host inaugural Recycling Summit workshops

The City of Newark will host an inaugural Recycling Summit at…

Live from Newark, it's Monday Night!

More energy is set to flow through the concourse of Gateway 2…

Solo(s) Project House debuting “Fourfold” exhibit

The Solo(s) Project House will be featuring an art exhibit called…

Newark Museum releases schedule for 50th annual Jazz in the Garden summertime outdoor concerts

One of the nation’s longest running jazz festivals, Jazz in…

Shavar Jeffries announces scholarship in memory of his mother

Former Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has started a…

Ironbound Soccer Club will hold youth tryouts next week

The Ironbound Soccer Club will hold tryouts for participation…

Author Benilde Little to speak at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The Women's Association of NJPAC will be hosting an evening of…

Oliver Lake and his Big Band to perform at Aljira

Heralded saxophonist, composer and bandleader Oliver Lake will…

Mayor Ras Baraka calls on Newark men to 'hold court' with him on city blocks

Mayor Ras Baraka posted a message to neighborhood social network…

Newark Museum to host annual benefit tea luncheon

The Newark Museum will hold their 24th annual Museum Tea, which benefits…

A look inside Rutgers dental school's children's dental care program

The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine offers free exams and…

The Citizens Campaign seeks Civic Trustees for Newark

The application period is open for Newark residents interested…

Riverbank Park to hold music and art event this weekend

Riverbank Park is hosting a “Music and Art in the Park” event…

Five things to try out in Military Park this season 

Following a successful inaugural season, Military Park has released…

Clinton Hill Block Party will celebrate Center of Hope’s mural unveiling

There will be a community block party on Wednesday, May 6, to…

Faces of NJPAC's Women's Association Luncheon

The diverse women in the ranks and leadership of the New Jersey…

Newark Youth Leadership benefit luncheon welcomes Mikki Taylor as keynote speaker

Popular writer, motivational speaker, TV personality and media…

Newark Museum to host annual Tibetan art lecture

The Newark Museum will host a free lecture this Thursday, May…

Free Comic Book Day comes to Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude comic book store is offering a fun,…

End of the beginning: Rashawn Davis finds his footing after Newark's municipal race

For 22-year-old Rashawn Davis, his municipal election loss was merely the end of the beginning. Read about why he thinks a millennial voice is urgently needed in Newark politics and government, and how he's using a startup mentality to reorganize his efforts and move forward.

Here's why Newarkers should care about Earth Day

Pictured above: Visitors enjoy Newark's Riverfront Park While…

Home news: Introducing Brick City Bucks! More about this free program and how to sign up

We're proud to announce the pilot launch of a free new deals…

#GiveNewark: Let's help get Newark's Ayana Stafford to a prestigious film program in Cannes, France

First, a full-disclosure author's note: I am contributing to…

Play Pacman on the streets of Newark

Did you know you can now convert a Google Map into a game of…

The Gateway Project: Expanding art opportunities in Newark

Newark, NJ - The Gateway Project today officially announced…

All the world's a stage: Solo play 'American Moor' explores the inner life of a black man

Powered by The Brickerati Group   In our first-ever…

#NewarkToLondon: Travel maven Madeline Boughton personally funds Newark students' London trip

Six Newark public high school students are spending spring break…

#GiveNewark: Volunteers needed to support a greener, healthier Newark

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a farmer?…

Art review: 'Pebble Drinkers' exhibition is easy to swallow

Entering “The Pebble Drinkers” is akin to being immersed…

Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center this Mother's Day Weekend

The McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center Saturday,…

Free event at NJPAC to highlight black women's Newark migration stories

The Newark History Society’s next program, “Open Up the…

#GiveNewark: Newark Police Department seeks volunteers for the Domestic Violence Response Team

From the Newark Police Department: "Newark Police Department,…

View from the top: "Innovators' Rooftop Happy Hour" takes tonight at Skylab 

The Innovators' Rooftop Happy Hour, hosted by former city council…

Check out the Beds and Breakfast seminar in Newark to plan for this year's gardening season

Greater Newark Conservancy is inviting participants to start…

Brick City Love: Power Couples who are helping to shape Newark

All photos: Tamara Fleming/Tamara Fleming Photography This Valentine's…

Take your honey on a date right here in Newark. Peter Winstead, Jr. is playing Duke's Southern Table for Valentine's Day

Peter Winstead, Jr. - formerly known as Peter Hadar - will be…

Two pioneers of Newark's skateboard scene mentor a new generation of riders

Featured image above: James Wilson (fourth from left, without…

Are you a musician interested in playing Military Park? Here are details for how join their Live Music Lab

Military Park has announced a new after work series for local…

City of Newark announces land sale for lovers: Lots for $1,000 on Valentine's Day

In a bid to entice couples to invest in the city with their residency,…

Stevie Wonder announces "Songs in the Key of Life" tour to play Newark

Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder…