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Newark's Honor Roll: Lauren Craig wants to immerse you in some of the best of Newark

Newark "Glambassador" Lauren Craig has released "100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die." We spoke to the woman behind the Brick City bucket list.

Lincoln Park Music Festival releases full lineup for this weekend's festivities

The lineup is here! Lincoln Park Music Festival graces the park for the next three days. Here is the rotation of performers, DJs, hosts and other performers from now until the festival wraps on Sunday, July 30th.

Newark's Jason Grove is one of 10 young leaders being honored at Urban League's national conference

Former Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals (ULECYP) president Jason Grove is also a newly minted policy analyst for the City of Newark. Jason Grove, who is also a newly minted policy analyst for the City of Newark. He was one of ten National Urban League Honors award recipients at this year's Urban League conference.

Lincoln Park Music Festival will return to Newark for the 12th time this upcoming weekend

The annual Lincoln Park Music Festival will return to Newark for the twelfth time when it stages three days of concerts this upcoming weekend, from July 28 through the 30th.

"Down Neck," a play about the Ironbound in 1967, will be staged at Newark Riverfront Park in August

Award-winning playwright Pia Wilson's play about the Ironbound, aptly titled "Down Neck," will return to Newark with a performance at Newark Riverfront Park on August 19th at 7:30 p.m.

New South Ward street enhancements contribute to community development efforts

Bold new banners welcome people to Newark’s South Ward Special Improvement District (SID), and highlight the neighborhood’s attraction as a great place to "live, work, shop, worship, play" and "access healthcare."

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: July 18, 2017

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses the #Newark2020 initiative to have more than 2,000 Newarkers hired by city businesses and institutions by 2020; welcomes New Jersey Devils first-round draft pick Nico Hischier to Newark; and discusses the contentious debate over a proposed change to Ironbound zoning that would allow buildings to be built up to 18 stories.

Watch: Short documentary offers first-hand accounts of Newark Rebellion on 50th anniversary

The North, a multimedia archive meant to unpack " the lessons of African American struggle for empowerment in the nation’s major urban centers in the North," has released a short documentary video with first-hand accounts and analysis of the summer of unrest and rebellion in Newark in the summer of 1967.

Barcade CEO: Newark location will open soon

We reached out to Barcade CEO and co-founder Paul Kermizian to find out. Kermizian told us that he's hopeful the location will be open soon.

Home News: Sell tickets to your next event with Brick City Live Tickets!

#GoLocal for all of your ticket selling needs, now in self-serve! Use us to manage RSVPs and checkins for your free events. Paid events? Your attendees pay the same fees as leading ticketing platforms, and your organization keeps half of the processing fees.

Scene: Live from a Weequahic living room, it's Saturday night

Arguably one of the best live shows in Newark in June took place in an unlikely venue: a neighborhood living room.

New children's library at Georgia King Village is one of a series of upgrades after recent sale

A new children's library is one of a series of improvements that have been made to Georgia King Village, located in Newark's West Ward, since developer L+M Development Partners purchased the buildings back in 2016.

Guard d'Avant is back and bigger with a full July 4th kickoff weekend

It's growing into a summer institution in Newark. This time, Peter Winstead, Jr. and The Honors Program have added three days of programming before the five week long Guard d' Avant festival kicks off in Military Park on Tuesday, July 4th.

Newark-based tech startups show off their creations at NVP's second demo day

Prudential Center hosted the latest tech show-and-tell for Newark Venture Partners' startup companies hailing from as close as New Jersey to as far as Germany and South Africa.

Newark Black Film Festival kicks off today and runs through August 2. Here's the schedule

See the full schedule for the Newark Black Film Festival and learn how to reserve spots for free film screenings, which take place through August 2nd.

Newark Public Library is hosting a new exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion

The exhibit is on view on the first floor of Newark Public Library through August 26th. A symposium will be held in conjunction with the exhibit on Saturday, July 15th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

'Groundbreaking' initiative looks to boost access to Newark jobs for Newark residents

Mayor Ras Baraka has set an audacious goal for hiring Newark residents for Newark job opportunities.

Fresh Market Saturdays have kicked off in Newark’s North Ward

This summer, the Mt. Prospect Partnership is partnering with Greater Newark Conservancy to deliver fresh, affordable, nutritious produce to the residents of the North Ward on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Mt. Prospect Avenue and Heller Parkway.

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: June 15, 2017

#NewInNewark: Ashley Nicole on the Newark Regional Business Partnership's discussion of what's required to create a live/work/play environment in the Washington Park district downtown; the Afro Beat Fest coming to Military Park on July 15th; and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice's kickoff of its campaign to combat youth incarceration, which starts June 28th.

You can now post events to our calendar without having to email them to us

About time. Visit brickcitylive.com/calendar and click "Post your event" to get started.

HelloFresh volunteers pitch in at Hawthorne Avenue Farm

Employees from HelloFresh’s Newark distribution center and customer care call center joined forces recently with Greater Newark Conservancy to donate their time volunteering in the community at the Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm, located on Hawthorne Avenue in Newark’s South Ward.

City Without Walls' 25th annual ArtReach exhibition has launched at the gallery

City Without Walls (cWOW), Newark's oldest alternative art space, recently launched the gallery's 25th Annual ArtReach + Newark New Media exhibition. It will be on view through August 26th.

Upcoming AfroBeat Festival in Military Park will include headliner Les Nubians

Mark your calendars for Newark Social's first Afro Beat Fest with headliners Les Nubians and plenty of other top performers and DJs. The all-day festival comes to Military Park on July 15th.

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: June 15, 2017

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses Newark tech star Anthony Frasier's new podcast, "The VC Cheat Sheet," in partnership with The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers-Newark; the second annual Newark International Film Festival, which returns to Newark this September; and this year's Newark Gay Pride 2017 celebration.

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for Gallery Aferro's annual party

Gallery Aferro will hold its 9th Annual Benefit Art Auction and Party on June 17th, 2017, where they will honor Ron Beit of RBH Group.

New Jersey Social Justice Institute gears up to combat youth incarceration with community help

On June 28th, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice will launch a grassroots campaign to end what the called "New Jersey's failed experiment of youth incarceration"

State of the Arts: Learn what's next for the arts at Newark Arts' annual meeting

Newark Arts will hold their annual meeting June 13th from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Express Newark in the Hahne's building.

This weekend's Second Sunday at Newark Museum will focus on the art of mindfulness

Second Sunday at Newark Museum will kick off the summer season with creative mindfulness experiences and an emphasis on focus, relaxation and living in the moment during its Second Sunday program on June 11 from noon to 5 pm.

Newark Public Schools offers series of parent-friendly videos about school enrollment

Newark Public Schools recently released a series of short videos created to provide Newark families with information about Newark Enrolls, the district's common enrollment system.

Don't miss Newark Downtown District's weekly farmers market

The Newark Downtown District's weekly Common Greens Farmers' Market is back underway for the summer

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: June 2, 2017

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses scholarship program at Bloomfield College for Newark students, Newark Airport airport workers vie for a wage increase to $15/hour, Newark native Reverend Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, who was killed in the Charleston church massacre, will soon have a street named after her.

Home News: Brick City Live won a 2017 Excellence in Journalism award!

We won first place in the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2017 Excellent in Journalism award for Independent Blog!

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: Week of May 23

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses J&L parkings plan to create a new residential development; the opening of AeroFarms' new headquarters on Rome Street in the Ironbound, and gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy's recent campaign event in Weequahic Park.

Newark Weekender: Andrea McChristian’s 5 tips for living Downtown Newark

Andrea McChristian moved to Newark in order to embed herself in the community served by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, where she is assistant counsel. Andrea didn't waste any time making the most of her new community. Here are her tips for Downtown Newark newcomers.

Newark Weekender: The 5 downtown (and nearby) places Ralphie Roman loves

Ralphie Roman has lived and worked downtown Newark for the past 10 years. Here are the places and spaces he has grown to love. Sign up for the free May 20th Downtown Newark Living Tour (registration required) at brickc.it/downtown2017.

Before and After: Watch the transformation of these Downtown Newark places

With this interactive, watch the transformation of sites Downtown Newark in recent years.

Construction for warehouse building downtown, to be transformed into 'Ironside Newark' retail and office hub, officially begins

Ironside Newark, one of the signature features of the new Mulberry Commons development downtown, got off to its official start earlier this week.

Newark Weekender: Downtown tour mavens recommend your weekend itinerary

Emily Manz and Antonio Valla bring Newark residents and visitors face-to-face with some of the best the city has to offer through their series of tours and experiences. We put their knowledge of downtown Newark to the test--who will come through victorious? Experience Newark for yourself during the Downtown Newark Living Tour on Saturday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up free at brickc.it/downtown2017 (registration required).

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: Week of May 8

Ashley Nicole fills us in on the latest news with the PATH Train extension to the South Ward, Express Newark's grand opening celebration at the Hahne's building this past Friday, and the coming of Startup Grind, a set of fireside chats and other events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs that is being brought to Newark by Fownders' own Gerard Adams.