Community

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Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace

The holidays are coming! Take care of all of your gift-giving needs when NJPAC’s Prudential Hall Lobby is transformed into a community marketplace.

For more info njpac.org


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The Synagogues of Newark - Opening Reception

The Synagogues of Newark: Where we gathered and prayed, studied and celebrated

This exhibit chronicles the history of Newark’s Jewish houses of worship from the 19th century to the present. Combining photography, archival materials, and oral histories, this exhibit explores the architectural, spiritual, and social legacy of the more than 30 synagogues that once graced the city’s landscape in the past and documents the presence of the Jewish community in Newark today.

From November 27 to February 11 | For more info jewishmuseumnj.org


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Share the Harvest at Thanksgiving

The Partners in ACTS (PACTS) annual Share the Harvest at Thanksgiving is a collaborative effort by numerous faith and community-based organizations, (the PACTION Newark Consortium) to eradicate hunger in the community through the distribution of thousands of hot, full-course meals. Individuals and/or organizations may request meals on behalf of the aged, disabled, veterans, medically fragile, homeless or financially challenged.

For more info visit partnersinacts.org or PartnersinACTS or call (973) 551-2287


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Newark Sing Fest 2016

The Newark Sing Fest 2016 gathers the community of Newark to celebrate its diverse culture and community through song. Join us as we singsongs from the various cultures and heritages that make up our city.  The songs are historical and contemporary in a variety of musical styles, and we invite everyone, young and old, to come and sing. The evening will consist of a Family Sing-a-long Hour from 5-6pm, and from 6-8pm an assortment of songs and performances including a Liturgical (Latin) Song and/or Early American hymn lead by Brian Harlow and Rutgers University choral students, Italian Love Song lead by choir director Beatriz De Mello, Brazilian Folk Song taught by Silvana Magda, Negro Spiritual, and so much more.

For more information and RSVP visit newarksingfest.com


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Unbuntu Awards: Newark 30 Under 30

The Newark 30 Under 30 event will appreciate and recognize individuals who have been actively taking part in community work as well as collaborating with other organizations and individuals in the city of Newark. This evening will give individuals networking opportunities between different community leaders and empower existing youth leaders under the 30 who are exercising their full potential. This will be a formal, ticketed event.


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Crossing the Lines: A Forum Examining Equality in Education

Using the arts as a catalyst for meaningful discussion, the NAER presents a staged reading of the play Lines in the Dust by Nikkole Salter. It is a play about the lack of equity in our education system and the lengths people will go to in order to give their children a chance for a different life. The play reflects the realities of post-industrial urban/suburban communities and explores issues of race, identity, opportunity, and the meaning of community - issues that are universal, regardless of zip code.


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2nd Annual Family Diabetes Day

Family Diabetes Day promotes awareness and education about Diabetes Mellitus (most commonly referred to as Diabetes). As Diabetes is one of the top leading causes of death in the United States and has an even higher death rate in urban communities like Newark, it is important that we focus on this fatal disease. This year’s Family Diabetes Day will focus on pre-diabetes screening as a means of prevention. The event is free of charge and will include a range of fun-filled activities including:

  • FREE informational sessions, such as one-on-one discussions with physicians who specialize in diabetes management
  • FREE eye and foot screenings
  • FREE swimming and aerobics classes
  • FREE flu shots
  • Giveaways and prizes
  • And more!

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Festival of Praise Dance Workshop

NJPAC celebrates dance in a big way by presenting special programs close to home. Join us for enlightening conversations, master classes and other events to inspire you!


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Annual Children’s Halloween Parade & Party

We invite you to join us at our Annual Children’s Halloween Parade & Party, as we greet the ghosts and goblins of the community and watch as they enjoy the following free activities: decorating pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, costume parade, special treats and much more. The parade starts at the corner of 2nd Avenue & Mt. Prospect Avenue turning right at Verona Avenue and ending at Flamboyan Manor at 147 Verona Avenue. Festivities will be held rain or shine. It’s going to be a spectacular event.


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Newark Community Day: A Day at Your Museum

Newark residents are invited to the Newark Museum on October 29 to meet their neighbors and see all the museum has to offer. The day's schedule is as follows:

Art Projects
11 am – 3 pm, ongoing
• Collage Making: Visitor are invited to create their own stories using paper collaging and other materials to depict our community and or how they view themselves in relation to the community.
• Build a Scarecrow: Visitors will be able to create their own mini “Gallybagger,” “TattieBogal, or “Bwbach,” making connections to the once very rural Newark landscape.

Murder Mystery Tour: Dangerous Women
1 pm (for families)
6, 7 & 8 pm (for adults; must be 21 and over)
Vampires only exist in books and movies right? Join us as we go vampire hunting in our Seeing America galleries, embarking on a mystery tour routed in an American urban legend classic.

Newark Stories Scavenger Hunt: The Tale of the City
11 am – 3 pm, ongoing
Every city has a story to tell. Join us as we explore multiple buildings and art that speak to the rich and prominent history here in Newark New Jersey. Be transported back in-time as you explore our 1784 school house and historical Ballantine mansion built in 1885 unlocking modern connections in our Modern Heroics Installation.

Ongoing throughout the day
• Face painting
• Creative Play- “Witches Broom Painting”
• Pumpkin Art
• Movie in Auditorium “Hocus Pocus” (3pm showing)
• Hotdogs
• Popcorn
• Candy Bags
• Costume contest

Starting 6 pm, for adults
• Scary Photo Booth
• Broom Painting
• Light music
• Costume contest
• Cash bar

Admission is free for Newark residents. For additional information visit newarkmuseum.org