INFORMATION

Covid Protocols: To enter the Newark Arts Headquarters (609 Broad Street), all will be required to show a vaccination card or negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.

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ABOUT

Newark Arts Festival 2021, produced by Newark Arts, celebrates its 20th year anniversary as a free citywide arts festival in New Jersey’s largest city October 7 through 10, 2021. Powered by The City of Newark, Prudential and Verizon. NAF has been named Favorite Visual Arts Festival the past two years in a row by JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards.

Each year, NAF puts a spotlight on Newark’s artistic and cultural institutions, features both nationally recognized and emerging, local creatives, and provides attendees the opportunity to shop and purchase the work of over 100 artists during Sunday Open Doors Studio Tours. Alongside the visual arts, music, dance, theater and spoken word can also be found throughout the festival, as well as hands-on artistic activities during Saturday’s Open Doors Kids.

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GETTING HERE:

Start your Newark Arts Festival experience at our Official NAF2021 HEADQUARTERS located at 609 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102.

NAF2021 HEADQUARTERS

609 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102

 

FESTIVAL HOURS

THURSDAY 6pm-9pm
FRIDAY 12pm-8pm
SATURDAY 12pm-8pm
SUNDAY 12pm-8pm

HOURS BEYOND FESTIVAL DATES

THURSDAY 12pm-7pm
FRIDAY 12pm-7pm
SATURDAY 12pm-7pm

DIRECTIONS

FROM THE NORTH:

  • I-95 S toward George Washington Br/Upper Level (Crossing into New Jersey).
  • Merge onto I-95 S/New Jersey Tpke S (Portions toll).
  • Merge onto I-280 W via EXIT 15W toward Newark/Kearny (Portions toll).
  • Take the NJ-21 S exit, EXIT 15A, toward Newark/ARENA/IRONBOUND/Downtown ARTS.
  • Turn left onto McCarter Hwy/NJ-21.
  • Head north on NJ-21 N toward Commerce St.
  • Take a right on Broad St and arrive at 609 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102

FROM THE SOUTH:

  • Merge onto New Jersey Tpke N (Portions toll).
  • Merge onto NJ-81 N via EXIT 13A toward Newark Airport/Elizabeth Seaport (Portions toll).
  • NJ-81 N becomes US-1 (LOCAL) N/US-9 N/Pulaski Skwy N.
  • Take McCarter Hwy/NJ-21 toward US-22/Newark/Downtown.
  • Head north on NJ-21 N toward Commerce St.
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Commerce St.
  • Take a right on Broad St and arrive at 609 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102

MASS TRANSIT:

Hop in a taxi or ride share from Newark Penn Station to 1180 Raymond Blvd.

By Bus
Bolt Bus https://www.boltbus.com/
Mega Bus https://us.megabus.com/
Greyhound https://www.greyhound.com/

By Train
NJ Transit http://www.njtransit.com
PATH http://www.panynj.gov/path
Amtrak https://www.amtrak.com

Q: What are the dates and times of the Festival?
A: General Festival hours are each day from 10am-10pm, however check each exhibition listing for more detailed specifics. The Festival Headquarters hours are 10am-6pm.

Q: There are so many Exhibitions. Where do I start?
A: The best way to navigate the festival is by day. Please visit the day by day listing HERE.

Q: Is the Festival free?
A: Yes.

Q: Where should I park?
A: Visit Newark Parking Finder and input the date and hours you will be at the Festival for the best parking options.

Didn’t answer your question? Email us at festival@newarkarts.org or call 973-643-1625.

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WHERE TO STAY

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Visit Newark Happening for a wider list of accommodations.

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WHERE TO EAT

Restaurants:

MiGente
Harvest Table
Barcade
Deluxe Diner
Nizi Sushi
Central Diner
Killkenny’s
Black Swan Espresso

Burger Walla
Green Chic Pea

Qdoba
The Halal Guys
McGovern’s Tavern
9 Thai Cuisine
Robert’s Pizza
La Cocina
The Dutch
Starbucks
Blaze Pizza
Taqueria Los Guerros

Teriyaki Madness 
Nico’s
The Yard
Pita Square
Playa Bowl
Sweetwater Cafe
Boss Blend Cafe
Queens Pizza
Ono Grinds Poke

Market St Restaurants:
Mercato Tomato Pie
Redd’s Biergarten
Novelty Burger
Suite 304
Fafjr’s
Edison Ale House
Chipotle
Noodle Shop & Bar
Blueberry Cafe
University Heights Restaurants:
Resa Grill
Giovanni Pizza
Intrinsic Café
Smash Burger at NJIT
Pizza Hut
Playa Bowls
Boom Boom Chicken
Subway
Uptown Grill
Restaurants:
Just Fish Cafe
Vonda’s Kitchen
La Rouge
Hobby’s
Chateau Spain
Soul Food Chess House
Allure Lounge
Sugar Daddy’s
Urban Vegan
IHOP
Cornbread

Restaurants:
Ferry St
Burger Bound
McWhorter BBQ
Francesa’s Pizza & Pasta
Cotidiano Café

Blueprint Cafe
Little Tijuana
Sihana Cafe
Adega Grill
Mompou Tapas
Casa d’Paco
Allergro
Brasilia Grill 
Elm Street BBQ
Manu’s Kitchen (Sushi)

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Visit Newark Happening for a wider selection of eateries.

SPONSORS

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

SPONSORS

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

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