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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.

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.

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.