Mon, Oct 1, 2012

Arts, Community, Culture

50% OFF Dodge Poetry Fest. Tickets for Newark Residents!

BY Blake Turner

50% OFF Dodge Poetry Fest. Tickets for Newark Residents!

We are just two weeks shy of the Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry festival in North America that takes place at Newark’s VERY own NJPAC! The festival turns downtown Newark into a poetry village from Thursday, October 11th to Sunday, October 14th. It includes readings, performances, and conversations by dozens of world-renowned voices. A schedule of over 100 poetry events and a full roster of poets will be performing in the city’s thriving galleries, museums, cultural and historical institutions.

This event is not to be missed, especially by Newark’s residents and students! A special Newark resident/student rate has been offered by the festival:


Single Full Day Admission Ticket (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, October 11-14)
Regular: $40  Newark Res Rate:  $20

Weekend Pass (Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14)
Regular: $60 Newark Res Rate: $30

Four Day Pass (Thursday through Sunday, October 11 through 14)
Regular $100 Newark Res Rate: $50

Daytime-Only Admission Tickets
Regular: $30 Newark Res Rate:  $15

Prudential Hall Featured Evening Event Tickets
Regular: $30  Newark Res Rate: $15

Venues include:
NJPAC (Prudential Hall, Victoria Theatre, Chase Room)
Center for Arts Education (CAE Auditorium)
New Jersey Historical Society
Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral
First Peddie Baptist Memorial Church
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art
Newark Museum
North Star Academy’s blogger team will be reporting on many of the listed events. I for one am excited for, “ON THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEWARK UPRISING” on Saturday, October 13th from 12:00-1:10,  featuring Newark’s own Amiri Baraka and Dr. Clement Price.

About ON THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEWARK UPRISING The murders of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., the personal experience of excessive force during the Newark uprising, and the civil rights movement itself all played crucial roles in transforming Amiri Baraka’s sense of the purpose of his art. This founding figure of the Black Arts Movement joins historian and long-time Newark resident Dr. Clement Alexander Price in a candid conversation about the social and political events that shaped a movement and his own life and art.

Take advantage of being a Newarker and get yourself some poetry fest tickets! To purchase tickets over the phone, call: (888)-GO-NJPAC (888-466-5722) Or visit the NJPAC box office.

NJPAC Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 12 noon to 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Monday Closed

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One Response to “50% OFF Dodge Poetry Fest. Tickets for Newark Residents!”

  1. Newarkher Says:

    I attended in previous years. Newarkers should definitely take advantage of this! It is such a great thing to be able to host this in Newark where so many poets thrive! Even if you are not a poetry fan, you will find yourself moved by the environment and vibe.


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