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Recent grant supports continuation of Newark Museum's Youth Explorers program

Newark Museum's Youth Explorers Program is meant to provide local youth with a unique learning experience built around its art and science collections, and thanks to a recent grant, the Museum will be able to keep it going.

Here's a list of Newark-area organizations that are looking for your help on #GivingTuesday

Wishing a happy holiday weekend to all of our readers! Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, and we're compiling a list of local organizations that are running campaigns for donations and help. Check back as we add additional organizations as they come our way.

With Fownders Newark, tech star Gerard Adams brings startup aspirations to the neighborhood

Gerard Adams made his first million by age 24, cofounded Elite Daily at 27, sold it to Daily Mail at 30, made Business Insider's list of top entrepreneurs under 35 and became a Silicon Valley star along the way.

Now the 31-year-old entrepreneur has built a startup accelerator in Newark in an effort to help create more successes like himself. Meet Fownders Newark. (And no, it's not located downtown.)

A free "holiday party with a twist" at NJPAC tonight is the first of more Millennial and Gen-X focused programming at the venue

Ready to kick off the holiday party season? Need to impress your out-of-town cousins with a fly event in town? Check out Office Holiday Party at Nico @ NJPAC tonight, which will include a ticket giveaway for Hot97's "Hot for the Holidays" concert at Prudential Center on December 3rd. We asked The Honors Program's Peter Winstead Jr. what partygoers can expect tonight, and about their partnership with NJPAC to bring more Millennials and GenXers into the building.

La Casa de Don Pedro receives $40,000 grant to address food insecurity in Newark

La Casa de Don Pedro is participating in Hispanic Federation’s National Hunger Relief Initiative (NHRI), which aims to provide 460,000 meals to families in need this year.

Newark Museum releases its holiday celebration calendar

Newark Museum has just released its full schedule of holiday-themed events an activities for December.

Newark tree lighting Dec. 6th to include family-friendly activities, Sunshine Anderson & Blu Cantrell

Newark's 3rd annual tree lighting at Prudential Center's Championship Plaza will be free, family-friendly and feature R&B singers Blu Cantrell and Sunshine Anderson.

Get on the shelves: Whole Foods seeks local food, beverage and body product vendors to feature in Newark stores

The soon-to-come Whole Foods Market at the Hahne's Building in Downtown Newark is looking for local vendors for locally sourced food and body products. How to take advantage of this opportunity.

How investing in cities like Newark provides a pathway to permanent U.S. residence for foreign investors

The EB-5 immigrant investor program lets foreign investors obtain permanent resident status in the United States. At a recent investor conference in Newark, it was cited as one of a series of creative tools developers can use to get deals done, but EB-5 is not without controversy.

The "life" in life insurance: "Masterpiece of Love" presentation at Newark Museum shows survivor stories

Prudential's "Masterpiece of Love" initiative is a multi-part webisode series honoring stories of life, love, loss and the power of the human spirit—and how life insurance plays a crucial role in each.

Newark-born Trilogy Opera Company brings Black histories to the genre

Celebrated international opera singer Kevin Maynor founded Trilogy: An Opera Company to tell the stories of Black historical figures and events through the opera genre. Here's the company's Newark origin story.

How to contribute to the families of Ariel and Al-Jahon Whitehurst, the 2 children killed in this weekend's fatal stabbing

How to contribute to the family of Ariel and Al-Jahon Whitehurst, the two children who were killed in last weekend's stabbing, and whose mother, Asia, is still hospitalized due to the incident.

It's Election Day. Here's what you need to know to exercise your vote.

Welcome to Election Day! Read on for Election Day voting tips, polling station lookup, and county-by-county returns when the polls close.

Girl Scouts can now earn a brand new badge for experiencing some of the best of Newark

Last weekend, dozens upon dozens of Girl Scouts were awarded a brand new badge -- the Newark Badge -- for experiencing some of the highlights of Newark.

Newark notches new win for tech hub aspirations with launch of 'Newark Fiber' at 2 Gateway Center

It's become in-fashion for cities to claim they're the next great tech hub. Newark has the infrastructure to back it up, and today announced the launch of a new program meant to attract business in need of high-speed internet to town. 2 Gateway Center will be the first commercial building to offer Newark Fiber.

#WinterIsComing: Just a few days left to ride the Military Park carousel

The Military Park carousel will take it's last go 'round on Friday, November 4th.

Second Sundays at Newark Museum return with a focus on galleries of Native American art

The Newark Museum is celebrating its newly redesigned and reinterpreted galleries of Native American art at its Second Sunday program on Sunday, November 13 from noon to 5 pm.

Cooking workshop for formerly incarcerated fathers and their children coming to Newark in early November

As part of the free recurring program, dads and kids will harvest fresh ingredients and prepare a meal at the Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center on Price Street in Newark. The next event takes place Saturday, November 5th.

Dodge Poetry Festival: North America’s greatest hangout for those who hang on every word

For four days this past weekend, Newark once again hosted the largest poetry festival in North America at NJPAC and nearby venues downtown.

Op-Ed: Will your vote count?

In this op-ed, NJIT professor Reza Curtmola demonstrates his thought leadership on the vulnerabilities of e-voting.

Prudential Center, Prudential Financial and NJ Devils launch initiative to recognize individuals committed to Newark

For the next four months, Prudential Center, Prudential and New Jersey Devils will recognize a total of eight people who have demonstrated their commitment to Newark. One of the eight will win a pair of tickets to Prudential Center events for an entire year. How to get a shot at being recognized as one of "Newark's Cornerstones," or nominate someone who you think should be recognized for their service to the city.

Scene: "Mediums: Dormant Purpose" exhibit at Gallery 211

Kathy Fellows touched down at the Mediums: Dormant Purpose exhibit at Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, curated by Kween Moore, Angela Pilgrim and Danielle Scott.

In "Speak My Mind" exhibit, reframing black women both as subjects and creators

Discussing themes from the Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival exhibit "Speak My Mind: A Narrative Series on Black Women Artists in America" with curator N. Musinguzi.

"Dear Newark, you're beautiful": Exhibit featuring 350 portraits of Newarkers is now on view

This spring and summer, the team at Gallery Aferro captured portraits of more than a thousand Newarkers in all five wards. Tonight, "Portrait of Newark," an exhibit featuring 350 of those images, opens at 77 Market Street, part of the 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival. Brick City Live editor Andaiye Taylor previewed the exhibit last night. Newark: you're beautiful.

5 Questions: Lauren Craig on what to expect from this weekend's Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival

A weekend showcase of art and artists kicked off in Newark on Wednesday and will scale up throughout this weekend. We spoke to Newark Arts' Lauren Craig about what to expect from this year's 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival.

New program targets Newark-area business owners looking to control their financial destiny

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation is providing an opportunity for area business owners/founders/principals to understand their financials, including how to value their business and discuss financials with potential investors.

Newark Community Day: A Day at the Museum promises family and adult activities on October 29th

Newark Museum bookends "Masterpiece, Merlot & Murder" sip-and-paint event with full day of activities for families and adults October 29th.

Brick City Steelers take over Redd's Biergaten as their official game day bar

When the Steelers are playing, Redd's Biergarten (218 Market Street) transforms into Steelers Nation. New Brick City Live contributor Arieal Paul hung out with the Brick City Steelers on a recent Sunday for a primetime game.

Walk it out: New downtown walking trail and app kicks off this Friday with Military Park celebration

Take a self-guided tour of Newark history with Newark Walks, a new, free mobile app.

Newark Museum program will extend arts education to elder Newark and Essex County residents

The Newark Museum will soon expand its Creative Aging programs with a series of six workshops that are designed to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts.

A short history of Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. ahead of NJPAC’s Spotlight Gala

Read all about Hamilton: An American Musical's Leslie Odom Jr.