With supermarkets few and far between, access to fruits, vegetables and other naturally sourced food items are limited for Newark residents. The Greater Newark Conservancy isn’t a supermarket by any stretch, but it is finding a way to help close the fresh produce gap in the city, while also engaging residents in environmentally conscious education […]
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Ashley Okwuosa is recent graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. She is also the curator of Understanding Feminism for The Non Feminist , a website dedicated to redefining the ideology associated with feminism in today’s popular culture.
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I first met singer/songwriter Chaancé Barnes at a Newark museum event four years ago. I initially had no idea that she was a singer, but after I heard her perform “Summertime” from the play Porgy and Bess in the museum’s auditorium, I was absolutely convinced of her talent. When we met, Chaancé was still an […]
Newark native Alfred Dill is a man who wears many hats: artist, community organizer, and mentor. But as diverse as his titles may appear, they are all an extension of his multifaceted relationship with the city of Newark.
We asked 24 Hours of Peace attendees and organizers how they think these types of initiatives fit into the city’s overall violence mitigation strategy: are concerts, rallies, and other community/cultural events a useful longterm tactic within a more comprehensive approach to quelling violence? Read on to see what they had to say.
Work by Newark artists line the exposed brick walls of Seed Gallery, located on the third floor of a Market Street walk-up downtown Newark. But Seed doesn’t just showcase the work of Newark’s visual artists. At 8 p.m. every Tuesday night, Newark-area singers, instrumentalists, spoken word artists and rappers trudge up the gallery’s steep and […]
On North 5th Street near Park Avenue, there sit a slew of multifamily homes, mobile fruit and vegetable trucks stocked with jeweled green avocados, and a warehouse, nondescript except for the yellow “R. J. Hoppe, Inc.” lettering adorning the squat building’s flat, brown awning. But what the building lacks in outward appeal, the carefully crafted, high-end wares and deep […]
For some, Sundays are a lazy day, perfect for recuperating from the weekend and preparing for the impending week. But for the members of Tour De Newark, a local cycling group, there is no better way to spend the better part of a Sunday than by riding. You might have seen the community-organized cycling crew on your Sunday morning stroll, […]
Patchouli, frankincense and myrrh are some of the scents that might greet you at the doorway to Ancient African Formula on Halsey Street. That is unless the embroidered prints adorning the mannequins in the store’s display window don’t lure you in first. Aminata Dukuray, a native of Gambia by way of Sierra Leone, runs the health and lifestyle store with the help […]
The Newark Print Shop, a local printmaking studio on University Avenue, is the place to be on Wednesday nights. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Wednesday, Lisa Conrad, a Newark based artist, teacher, and The Print Shop’s co-founder, hosts Print Club, a weekly printmaking night where seasoned printmakers and rookies alike can come together to utilize the open studio […]
Every Thursday night, Newark burger joint Burger Walla open its doors to Evolve NJ, and the sweet potato tots stop being the only thing drawing Newark residents to this Halsey street spot. That’s because Thursday nights are when Sean Battle, an adjunct professor of English at Essex County College, turns Burger Walla into a space for […]