Welcome to the weekend. There’s plenty to do right in your backyard, so get out, enjoy the city, and have fun. We want to wish all the dads of the city a Happy Father’s Day!

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

Vibes After Dark: Night Market, 7:00PM-1:00AM

317 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Newark, NJ

Look to patronize many new and experienced vendors that will be offering handmade jewelry, wellness & beauty care, vintage & collectibles, books & periodicals, streetwear apparel, food cuisines, spiritual readings, visual art pieces, live music and more. Tonight will also feature Gallery Aferro and their Mobile Portrait Studio — get FREE portraits!


Riverfront House with DJ Omar Abdallah, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Newark Riverfront in Ironbound District



“Fathers Make a Difference” Sports Clinic, 10:00AM-2:00PM

JFK Recreation Center, 211 West Kinney Street, Newark, NJ

Former WNBA All Star Tamecka Dixon to be a guest speaker. This multi-part event will include a performance by child musical prodigy Malachi Samedy. Family organizations plan to distribute resource information to those in attendance. There will be Father/Daughter games to be featured with free T-shirts and basketballs!!


“Herstory” Block Party, 2:00-6:00PM

317 Elm Street, Newark, NJ

Join Newark in celebrating the history of the Market Street Day Nursery! It was first opened October 17, 1905, and was one of Newark’s first emergency shelters for children. 317 Elm Street was the third location erected in 1916 and continues to serve the community to this day.

“Herstory” Block Party is an event to grant a plaque and an award to the women who continue to contribute at the Elm Street location to this day.


Opening Reception: The Particle and the Wave Exhibition 7:00-10:00PM

Index Art Center; 237 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

“The Particle and the Wave” is a group exhibition featuring artists who use the properties of light as both a medium and subject. The exhibition hosts multi-media installations, sculpture, and wall works in which light is very much experimented with as a subject.

Curated by Wavelength, a project by Gianluca Bianchino and Jeanne Brasile, the connection between art and science is brought to the material world by featured artists, including but not limited to Stanley Casselman, Andrew Demirjian, Suni Garg, and more.


Kizomba Dance Workshop & Party, Workshop at 6:00PM, Party 7:00PM-9:00PM

Newark Riverfront Park

A free Kizomba (zouk) master class with instructors Guida Rei and David Campos. Kizomba is a dance that mixes Caribbean and African vibes! Come check out this free dance session, where there will be a party hosting DJ Express afterward.


SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016


Madison Ave & S 10th Street, Newark, NJ

Brought to Newark by the Committee of New Jersey, the 5th Annual Juneteenth event is partnering with the Father’s Now organization with their annual Father’s Day Cookout!

  • Vendor/Stage Setup: 9:00AM
  • Event Starts: 10:00AM
  • Stage Music Begins/DJ Set Starts: 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • Guest Speakers: 1:00-2:00PM
  • Honors/Awards: 2:15-2:45PM
  • Showtime Begins: 3:30PM
  • Event Ends: approximately 8:00PM


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