The city of Newark—one of the oldest metropolises in the United States, behind only Boston and New York City—will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-introduce itself to the nation and the world in 2016 when it turns 350 years old.
Newark Celebration 350 is partnering with Newark City Hall and hundreds of Newark citizens and corporate, philanthropic, educational, nonprofit and cultural arts leaders, to plan more than 150 curated events and educational activities.
We are in the midst of privately raising $3 million to make this the best celebration possible and invite you to participate in whatever level you are comfortable with.
The successful realization of Newark Celebration 350 will generate a multiple lift for Newark:
Tens of thousands of residents, employees, students and visitors will attend the 150+ events leading to increased optimism and morale.
The festivals will stimulate the local economy helping existing businesses to thrive and generate interest in other companies relocating to Newark.
Local and national media coverage will generate a positive narrative for the city.