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Presenting Jo-El Lopez Opens on Saturday at Gallery Aferro

28. January 2016

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Newark, NJ – Gallery Aferro is pleased to present a major solo show by New Jersey-based painter Jo-El Lopez. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Lopez uses the visual storytelling of traditional realism to convey complex commentary on the intersection of faith and modernity, the strength of family, and the […]

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“Smorgasbord in the Central Ward” with Legendary Boxing Promoter Don King

21. December 2015

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  Legendary boxing promoter Don King, famous for promoting the “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” will be participating in the “Smorgasbord in the Central Ward,” on Monday, December 21 at noon, when he will be joined by Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, Mayor Ras Baraka, former Mayor Ken Gibson […]

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Rutgers University-Newark, National Urban Leaders Unveil Action Plan for Historic Preservation

15. December 2015

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By Carla Capizzi The newly restored, historic 15 Washington Street building at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) was a fitting setting on Dec. 8 for a national conference, “Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice,” which highlighted innovation in urban development preservation in Newark while releasing a nine-point “Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in […]

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Aljira NO Boundaries Jazz Series TODAY

12. December 2015

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Jason Kao Hwang and his trio Amygdala heat up NO Boundaries Jazz Series, Saturday, December 12, 4 to 5:30pm Aljira is proud to present “NO Boundaries”, a series of four concerts curated by world-renowned jazz saxophonist, Oliver Lake. The second performance in the series coming up on Saturday, December 12 features Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) […]

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Newark’s Holiday Pop’ up stores Launch Party TODAY!!!

11. December 2015

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This week, an eclectic group of local designers, artists and creatives set up shop at 744 Broad Street and introduced shoppers to the Downtown Holiday Market.   The Holiday pop-up shop is up and running at 744 Broad St.   With an assortment of vendors vintage cloths both men and women, designer originals, afro-centric items, to […]

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Birth of a Nation “100″ showing at Newark Museum

10. December 2015

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D.W. Griffith’s three-hour Civil War epic, The Birth of a Nation, was released in March 3 1915 after a special showing in March at President Woodrow Wilson’s White House. It is widely recognized as a blueprint for the feature-length movie and as a showcase for Griffith’s Tolstoyan command of historical narrative, from the battlefield to […]

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30th Annual lighting of the Tree is scheduled for today

7. December 2015

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Today, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and other dignitaries will join municipal employees and residents from every ward to celebrate the City of Newark’s 30th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, in the City Hall First Floor Rotunda, at 920 Broad Street, today, Monday, December 7, 2015, at 5:00 […]

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Blaze Comes to Newark with long line as Friday’s Officially open

23. November 2015

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Blaze Pizza Officially opens on Friday with offering free pizzas to the first Newark patrons.  The establishment has been a fast growing franchise in California and growing throughout the country.   What makes its unique?  Blaze is a modern day “pizza joint”, serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable. When you enter […]

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The First Annual Africa Entertainment Awards USA Takes Newark by Storm

6. November 2015

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The first annual African Entertainment Awards USA was last Saturday evening, October 31st at the Mary Burch Theater on the campus of Essex County College., to a eager and excited crowd.   The awards, co-sponsored by the Essex County College Africana Institute and Empak Corporation, and was produced by Cameroon-born, Newark resident, Dominic Tamin.  This […]

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BURG Opens in Military Park Today

2. November 2015

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Well its now official, the long awaited opening of the BUR in Military park is open for business.  The new burger establishment had a soft opening on Thursday, and Friday, and officially opening today.  BURG, the hip, casual, burger-centric restaurant from celebrated Chef/Restaurateur Chris Siversen of Maritime Parc fame, , providing the finishing touch on […]

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