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(001) Anker West Ceramics and Architecture | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND
The Dietze Building: 60 – 64 Union Street, Newark, NJ, 07105
Thursday, October 4th, 4PM – 6PM
Anker West Ceramics and Architecture presents an open house at the historic Dietze building. www.ankerwest.com

Artfront Galleries | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
The mission of Artfront Galleries is to promote temporary, not for profit art galleries that serve as a transformative social and educational tool in urban environments. Artfront Galleries has organized seven pop up exhibitions for the 2018 Newark Arts Festival. artfrontgalleries.com

(002) Artfront Galleries with the support of Newark Arts present 

1 Wellington Way, Newark, NJ 07103
Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 9PM: On View
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 9PM | Spotlight Celebration: 9PM – 1AM
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 6PM
UPRISE: A Retrospective is a solo show by SerronGreen (aka XploreFreedom) in collaboration with Artfront Galleries.  It has been a year of ebbs and flows for artist Serron Green. In this past year he has seen in himself much growth as an artist, but more importantly, as a man. His extensive international travels coupled with a myriad of happenings in the United States, have all had a great influence on Serron’s work. UPRISE is a culmination of years of studying, learning, and combining these elements.

(003) Artfront Galleries with the support of Newark Arts present 

2 Wellington Way, Newark, NJ 07103
Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 9PM
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 9PM; special entertainment: 9PM – 1AM
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 6PM
An exhibition curated by Rafael Cuello presents the work of artists in a variety of media focusing on issues of social justice, gay liberation, and the multiracial aspects of the LGBTQ experience.

(004) Artfront Galleries: Dishabille | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
1 Bloomfield Place, Newark, NJ 07104
Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 8PM
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 9PM
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 6PM
An exhibition exploring both the male and female form. Includes work by several local artists in a variety of media.

(005) Artfront Galleries: Urban Reflections | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
The Clubhouse: 205 Spruce Street, Newark, NJ 07108
Thursday, October 4th, 3PM – 8PM
Friday, October 5th, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday, Oct 6th, 10AM to 3PM
A photography exhibition with work by a selection of local photographers reflecting on life in Newark.

(006) Artfront Galleries: Urban Abstractions | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
The Waterfront: 2 Grafton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104
Thursday, Oct 4th, 3PM – 8PM
Friday, October 5th, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 3PM
An exhibition of abstract works by local artists in a variety of media reflecting the vibrancy of the urban experience.

(007) Artfront Galleries: Urban Meld | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
TREC: 55 Ludlow Street, Newark, NJ 07114
Thursday, Oct 4th, 3PM – 8PM
Friday, October 5th, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 3PM
A mixed media exhibition of local artists which expresses the melding of the diverse cultures that are the fabric of Newark.

(008) Artfront Galleries: Chromadonna | HALSEY STREET NORTH
The Artisan Collective: 25 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, Oct 4th, 3PM – 8PM
Friday, October 5th, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 6PM
An exhibition that pays homage to royal adornment by bringing elaborate wearable art to life.

(009) Art & Artifacts of Newark | MARKET STREET
233 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 9PM
“Layers by Armisey Smith” – curated by M.Gosser
“Art is also a means to communicate assumptions about depression in women of color…I choose to expose the organic and chemical disjunction of the mind/body by ‘layering’ a representational portrait. Layering is significant in conveying a sense that we are all layered and what matters is the strength of the substrate underneath. As we move forward in our lives, the layers become more complex; shifting in tone, intensity, and weight. Who we are shifts as well. The variation in the women depict who we can be, who we admire and love are important components in the creation of this body of work.” -Armisey Smith
Art & Artifacts of Newark is a pop-up gallery/shop created by M.Gosser as part of a curatorial residency with Index Art Center.

(010) Art & Artifacts of Newark | MARKET STREET
270 Central Ave., Newark, NJ 07104
Sunday, October 7th, 5PM – 7PM: closing reception and live performance
“Queen of Angels: When a Church Dies v.3.0.” – curated by M.Gosser
Participating artists: Asha Ganpat, Amanda Thackray, Samantha Katehis, Judie Swanson, Victor Reynolds, Anker West, Bisa Washington, Sophia Sobers, William Oliwa, Lisa Conrad, Adrienne Wheeler, Maria Mijares, Dominique Duroseau, Cathleen McCoy Bristol, Peter Whitney, Beverly McCutcheon, Heidi Lorenz-Wettach Hussa, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Kelly Ann Pinho, Robert Lach, Charlee Swanson, Leslie McCullough-Payne, Anna Carina Sinocchi, Kathleen Heron, Donna Conklin King, Geri Hahn, Joanne Leone, Luis Alves Collage, David D. Oquendo, Kevin Darmanie

(011) Newark Arts presents
Spaces That Make Places: [dis]Placement of Arts Spaces in a City Transforming | HALSEY STREET NORTH

A discussion moderated by Taneshia Nash Laird
In partnership with Express Newark, Paul Robeson Galleries
Richard Beaves Pop Up Gallery
54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

Sunday, October 7th, 11AM – 1PM
RSVP Essential by October 3rd: newarkartsfestival.com
In 2017, our first A Conversation With presented the idea of art meeting technology to create social impact. For the 2nd year, Newark Arts will curate and present a hot button panel discussion around issues important and relevant to working artists today in the City of Newark and surrounding metropolitan areas. The moderated conversation will contour the issue of where the arts spaces have gone during Newark’s most recent renaissance era, development boom, rising tech industry and rapid population growth which will soon follow. A continuation in the series of more than 20 community conversations that were conducted during the creation of Newark Creates, a citywide cultural plan. Panelists Include: Marc Bonamo, Tapinto Newark Editor and Chasing News On-Air Correspondent, Jerry Gant, Gantalism Public Sculpture and Arts Educator and Ryan Arnez Monroe, Owner/Creative Director of RyArMo Photography Studio. Reception to follow in Genesis Tramaine’s studio.
(012) Art & Prozak | HALSEY NORTH
Curated by Joey Palestina & Steve Kelly
571 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th: 5PM – 10PM: Opening Night
Friday, October 5th, 6 PM – 10PM
Saturday, October 6th, 1PM – 4PM and 7PM – 10PM
Sunday, October 7th, 1PM – 5PM
Art & Prozak is an ongoing series of collaborative projects produced by Joey Palestina and Steve Kelly. A&P is a traveling odd and engaging artistic madhouse, supporting the work of a local collective of fine artists, writers, musicians, comedians, and more. Palestina and Kelly will host a series of happenings for this years’ Festival that include the work of Steve Kelly, Joey Palestina, Sean Coates, Gregory Gramm, Ugly, Nick Gaeta, Goodfood, Smock, Brain Orchestra, more artists TBA.

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(013) Barat Foundation Creation Nation | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND 
One Gateway Center, 11-43 Raymond Plaza West, Newark, NJ 07102
Sunday, October 7th, 11AM – 1PM
Brunch with the Animodules™, Newark’s Official Peace Ambassadors. www.baratfoundation.org

Curated by Malik Whitaker | LINCOLN PARK/HALSEY ST. SOUTH 

City Without Walls Gallery, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Saturday, October 6th, 7:30PM – 11PM: Opening Reception
Sunday, October 7th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, October 11th, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, October 12th, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Closing Night and Farewell To cWOW:
Saturday, October 13th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Is an art show dedicated to the cultural awareness and awakening the African American. Also to acknowledge the rich lineage that color people have on this land. This series of work consists of acrylic and mixed media paintings depicting Black greatness.

(014) Newark Arts presents Black History Portraits

Hahnes Building, 42 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 3PM – 9PM
Friday, October 5th, 3PM – 6PM
Saturday, October 6th, 3PM – 6PM
Black History Portraits by Wilfred A. Sessoms Sr. features a series of paintings of prominent African American men and women that have been instrumental in the struggle for civil rights in the United States.

(015) Newark Arts presents Brick City Collective

Hahnes Building, 42 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 5PM – 8PM
Brick City Collective presents an evening of performance and conversation on leading political activists and writers in the City of Newark. BCC’s core values include unity, community, and awareness where subjects such as artists of color, feminism, queerness, motherhood, gentrification, poverty, immigration law, multilingualism, police brutality, global perspectives, and civic participation are often the center points of discussion.

(016) Brick City Comedy Revue | MARKET STREET
Mercato Tomato Pie, 212 Market Street, Newark, NJ
Friday, October 5th, 2018, 7PM – 9PM
Justin Williams (Newark: The Comedy, Sirius XM) records his second stand-up comedy album live.

(017) Newark Arts presents Brown Girls Bar Crawl NAF Edition | MARKET STREET
Sponsored by Radio 103.9
Meet at Market Street; Finale at The Ainsworth
Crawl Itinerary TBA.
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 11PM (Finale 8PM – 11PM)
Parade down Market Street’s “Restaurant Row” with Brown Girls Bar Crawl and experience Visual Arts, Poetry and Comedy during their Fourth Annual art crawl. Join this guided experience – part gallery crawl, part bar crawl – on Friday, October 5th. You’ll stop at some amazing exhibits and restaurants as you crawl through Downtown Newark, recently named the 9th most vibrant arts city in the nation.

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Centers of Hope are community based centers that allow access to City services, wellness and enrichment opportunities where people live and work. The Centers will offer a variety of athletic, arts & culture, educational, environmental, healthy living and recreation programming to engage and empower the community. Come join City of Newark for Open Doors Kids. Participate in arts activities and learn what programming the Centers of Hope provide! Appropriate for ages 5 – 13. All are welcome! www.newarknj.gov/card/center-of-hope

The Vince Lombardi Center of Hope
201 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104

Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 2PM
Come rock out with Newark’s youth during an energetic hip hop dance class at the Lombardi Center.

The Hayes Park West Recreation Center of Hope
179 Boyd Street, Newark, NJ 07108

Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 2PM
The Hayes Park West team invites you to participate in a series of hands on activities. Create a fun textile, enjoy a sewing session or participate in the drama workshop.

(020) CoAD Gallery presents Light UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS/FAIRMOUNT
College of Architecture and Design – NJIT
377 MLK Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 9PM: Opening Reception w/ live music by Diona West, Jared and Erin Lockett
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 9PM: Open for gallery crawl
Curated by M.Gosser.
Light is a multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring artists and designers who incorporate natural and/or artificial light into their projects and artwork in unique and masterful ways. The individuals selected for this exhibition currently work in the fields of architecture, industrial design, engineering, photography, fine arts and digital design. While only one or two projects from each individual will be featured in the exhibition, their careers have been distinguished by a common desire to explore natural or artificial light as one of the primary driving forces behind their work. Participating artists include: Santiago Calatrava, James Clar, Alex Czetwertynski, Jessica Dalrymple, estudio.entresitio, Alexandra Pacula, Eric Pare, Boris Petropavlovsky, Isamu Noguchi, Raisa Nosova, Stephen Scheer and Tod Williams – Billie Tsien Architects | Partners.

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(021) Dodge Poetry presents Poems In The Key of Life Starring Kim Hawthorne, OWN’s Greenleaf | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND
Project For Empty Space, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 8PM – 11PM
For the fifth time, the largest poetry event in North America comes to New Jersey’s largest city. The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival return to Newark from Thursday, October 18th through Sunday, October 21st, 2018. Poems In The Key of Life is a taste of what’s to come, featuring a special set by Kim Hawthorne, star of OWN’s Greenleaf and the funny, surprising, raucous, heartbreaking, inspiring, infuriating and joyous poetry of Cortney Lamar Charleston, Ellen Hagan, Tomás Q. Morín, and Mia X. www.dodgepoetry.org

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(022) Femme Curator Arts and EvoluCulture presents THE WOMB | MARKET STREET
256 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 5PM – 7:50PM: Reception; 8PM – 12AM: Performances
Friday, October 5th, 5PM – 7PM: Opening Reception
Saturday, October 6th, 8PM – 12AM: Performance Showcase
Sunday October 7th, 12PM – 6PM: Closing Reception and Brunch
Femme Curator Arts and EvoluCulture present THE WOMB, curated by Kween Moore. THE WOMB will feature artists Kween Moore, Danielle Scott and Regine Jean Louis. Defined by dictionary terms as “the organ in the lower body of a woman or female mammal where offspring are conceived and in which they gestate before birth,” the womb has remained a go to symbol of creation and life in various mediums. It has also been learned, unlearned, and relearned in its relationship with femininity. All art displayed in this collection will be a testimony of birth (or rebirth), life, and creation. In conjunction with the exhibition, EvoluCulture will celebrate its 4th anniversary, with a lineup of poets, singers, emcees, and dancers for each day in the weekend.

(038) Femme Curator Arts presents IMPRINT | MARKET STREET
Curated By Kween Moore, Danielle Scott, Regine Jean Louis and Brian Robinson
Ink Junkies, 9 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
Opening Night: Friday October 5th, 5PM –7:50PM Reception and OpenMic
Closing Night: Saturday, October 6th, 5PM –7:50PM Reception and OpenMic
FREE, Open To Public (Suggested Donation, $5)
Femme Curator Arts, EvoluCulture and Ink Junkies will present a two -day exhibition and showcase entitled IMPRINT. The collection will focus on how various forms or art, both ink and paint, can leave a lasting impression in both body and spirit.

(023) Newark Arts presents /fem’n’3d/: MY VAGINA GOT ME FCK’D UP | HALSEY SOUTH/LINCOLN PARK
Official Media Partner Urban Girl
Teacher’s Village: 42 William Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 5PM – 9PM
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 9PM
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 9PM
Sunday, October 7th, 12PM – 5PM
RSVP: ericka@daupeaire.com
A celebration of women through an unapologetic lens highlighting sexuality and sensuality. The exhibit explores the various stages women undergo throughout their sexual exploration and growth while overcoming societal judgement. “My Vagina Got me Fck’d Up” serves as the inaugural launch for the FEMN3D series. The experiential exhibition will feature visual art by Amarah Skye and installation art by Bailey Li, and Milele.
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A thematic art series that utilizes unconventional spaces to personify the inner dialogue of the modern day woman. The traveling installation serves as a playground for collaboration and social experimentation through the lens of the female creative. Each chapter of the series aims to build sisterhood and transparency between women, moderate impactful conversations around the social constructs of the feminine role in society.

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(024) Gallery Aferro | MARKET STREET
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 7PM – 10PM: Opening Reception
Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 6PM: Open to the Public
Sunday, October 7th, 12PM – 5PM: Open to the Public
First Floor:Portraits of People We Love Curated by Sarah McCann. Portraits of People We Love is an exhibition that invited artists to create and submit work that depicts a person or persons each artist loves. This love may be platonic, familial, romantic; someone they only know in passing, but are overjoyed exists in the world; someone they have never met, but appreciate in the deepest, most meaningful way; or any and all other forms of love. Participating artists include: Colin Campbell, Schroeder Cherry, Nicoletta Darita De La Brown, Aiden Dillard, Gladys Barker Grauer, Ti any Jones, Ken Krafchek, Jo-El Lopez, dominic t. moulden, Paula Phillips, Kern Samuel, Christine Stiver, Genesis Tramaine, Malik Whitaker and Layqa Nuna Yawar.
Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery:
So What, Curated by Jo-El Lopez
Participating artists include: Anonda Bell, Michael Endy, Asha Ganpat, France Garrido, Steve Green, Geri Hahn, Red the Philosopher, Jillian M. Rock and Bleriot Mendel Thompson.
Elevator: Elevator Music 5: Mun Lun Kir Sa curated by Juno Zago.

(025) GlassRoots, Inc. | HALSEY STREET NORTH
10 Bleeker Street, Newark NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 4PM – 8PM
GlassRoots will host two art-making opportunities for visitors- a bead making marathon, where visitors can create a glass bead to contribute to an art installation that will be displayed in our new location and a mosaic making collaboration. www.glassroots.org

(026) GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center | MARKET STREET
165 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 11AM – 6PM: Open to the Public
Friday, October 5th, 11AM – 6PM: Open to the Public
Saturday, October 6th, 11AM – 6PM: Open to the Public
Sunday, October 7th, 11AM – 6PM: Open to the Public
GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center will offer 50% off the price of a regular admission ticket to any patron mentioning “Newark Arts Festival” during the duration of the festival October 4th to October 7th. www.grammymuseumexp.org
The Noodle Shop, 218 Market St. Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, Oct. 5th, 6PM – 11PM: Part 1:
Live Music and Comedy featuring Lyle Omolayo, James Ellerbe, Freakquencee, Maddy, Elliott Fant, Bernedette Barnes, Eugene T. Barnes, Shavar Hooper, Kate Nichols.
Saturday, Oct. 6th: Part 2:
12PM – 2PM: Rhythm & Words, Session 12
2PM – 4PM: Open Mic
3PM – 6PM – R & W Alum Showcase
Featuring Mr. E, Chaos One, Lame, Kween Moore, Detox, EZ, Mwikali Words, Chris Rockwell, and Mark Annett

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(027) NEWARK ARTS presents
HYCIDE IN FLUX produced by Akintola Hanif | HALSEY STREET NORTH

Co-sponsored by M&T Bank and Prudential Financial
Launch Pad, Suite 240, 625 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 8PM – 11PM
RSVP Essential: newarkartsfestival.com
Music by Asen James | Special performance TBA
Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served
HYCIDE IN FLUX issue and exhibition include images that trace Akintola Hanif’s evolution as an artist. Photos span the breadth of his two-decade career, from his documentation of marginalized groups — such as gang members and the homeless — to his many portraits revealing the beauty and complexity of Black style and culture.
HYCIDE IN FLUX also features stories and images by other artists focusing on spiritual, political and creative transformations and turning points. A photo essay titled The 5 Wards explores the city during Newark’s 350th anniversary in 2016, a time when the media narrative shifted from a focus on crime to redevelopment and signs of gentrification.  hycide.com
Co-sponsored by M&T Bank, Prudential Financial, Unique Photo and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

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(028) I’m So Newark | HALSEY STREET NORTH
Express Newark Lecture Hall
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Saturday, October 6th, 2PM – 4PM
Newark Short Film Awards presents a screening of The Mayor of Art (Who is Rodney Gilbert), several films by Jennifer Wager and documentary: What Renaissance? imsonewark.com

(029) Index Art Center | MARKET STREET
233 – 237 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 10PM: Open to the Public
Saturday, October 6th, 7PM – 11PM: Opening Reception
1st Floor Main Space: Intersection 2018 features works by Jerry Gant, Katrina Bello, Akintola Hanif, Stephen Mckenzie, Kevin Merkel, William Oliwa, German Pitre, Kati Vilim, Robert Shoup, Diana Palermo, Colin Sheilds, Patricia Dahlman, Kevin Durkin, Jeff Koroski, Colleen Gutwein, Lowell Craig, Jillian Keats, Peter Dougherty, Heidi Lorenz Wettach, Jamie Bruno, and Joseph O’Neal.
1st Floor A&AN (Annex): Armisey Smith, Layers
2nd Floor Main Space: Colleen Gutwein, Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project: we are the ghosts of our future
2nd Floor Side Gallery: Fern and Fossil Pop Up Shop

27 Halsey St. Newark, NJ 07102
On view during restaurant hours:
Thursday, October 4th, 11:30AM – 1AM
Friday, October 5th, 11:30AM – 1AM
Saturday, October 6th, 5PM – 1AM
Works by Serron Green (Xplore Freedom), organized by Index Art Center.

(031) 6th Ironbound Multicultural Festival | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND
Shimon Gallery, 113 Monroe St. Newark, NJ 07105
Sunday, October 7th, 2PM – 8PM
Immigrants – Memories And Dreams includes 50+ student artists from the East ward that share their individual immigrant experience. This event will serve as a closing reception for the Festival.

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Burger Walla: 47 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 7 – 10PM
Surma is an exhibition of new works by painter, Jay Golding. Surma highlights a sub-group of tribes from the Omo Valley in Southwest Ethiopia. Accompanying the event will be live beats by Mitch from Marketing and clothing provided by ngś.

(033) The Jewish Museum of New Jersey | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
145 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
Thursday, October 4th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM: An artist talk with musical accompaniment.
Sunday, October 7th, 2PM – 4PM: Orange Socks Collective
Dance performance and participatory activity for children and adults. The Orange Socks collective brings together the diverse creativity of Dalia Shusterman, Mirele Rosenberger (a.k.a. musician extraordinaire) (a.k.a. Chassidic lady drummer), Yitzchok Moully (a.k.a. Pop Art Rabbi) and Yaakov Jaffe (a.k.a. dancing legend). Participants will be invited to don a pair of old shoes or sneakers and dance on a large canvas to the accompaniment of Israeli folk and klezmer music.

Yitzchok Moully: The Pop Art Rabbi – Curated by M.Gosser.
Rabbi/Artist Yitzchok Moully creates distinctive pieces of contemporary Jewish art that combine the bright, bold colors prevalent in pop art with the timeless and sophisticated images of Judaica and the Jewish people. His aim is to evoke themes from Torah and the Kabbalah, making them relevant to a modern generation. Moully utilizes the strong contrast of stark, silkscreen images with free-flowing, liquid paint to highlight his interpretation of the spiritual reaction to our actions. Known for his bright, expressive Jewish pop art, Moully’s recent journey into technology of Augmented Reality takes his work to a whole new level. His current focus is to illustrate the hidden energy behind our actions. The current exhibition presents an overview of his work, which has evolved over the last decade. www.jewishmuseumnj.org

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(034) Newark Arts presents Lincoln Park Music Speaks’ THE KHALIL JIBRAN EXPERIENCE | HALSEY STREET NORTH
Live Album Recording & Performance
Express Newark CMC Soundstage
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, October 6th, 8:30PM – 12AM (Show Taping: 10:15PM)
RSVP Essential: bit.ly/KhalilJibranExperienceXNewarkArtsFest
The Khalil Jibran Experience is a dynamic audio/visual live performance by the God MC, showcasing his lyrical prowess, attention-demanding stage presence, electrifying energy, along with the heart to heart intimate connection with the crowd. The intent of this exhibition is to bring the audience into the mind of Jibran along his epic journey. The twists & the turns; the peaks & the valleys; the light & the dark, uniting polarity & fulfilling the goal of transcending the self aka self actualization. This will be a production, an exquisite one. There will be live musicians, poetry, choreographed dancers, stage design, smoke/fog machines, lighting, along with a plethora of other special fx to enhance this one of a kind Experience. One you will never forget…STADIUM STATUS.

Revival Temple: 81 16th Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Sunday, October 7th: Doors 5:30PM, PERFORMANCES 6PM+
RSVP Essential: newarkartsfestival.com 
Newark Arts Festival launches out to the West Side and Fairmount Heights neighborhoods with Kickin’ It With the King. This free gospel and arts event will include a mass choir tribute to the late Edwin and Walter Hawkins, Grammy Award winners for Oh Happy Day (1969) in the category of Best Soul Gospel Performance. Revival Temple is the historic recording site of numerous gospel albums by Rev. Jeff Banks and the Revival Temple Mass Choir, produced by Savoy Records, where  Milton Biggham was the producer. Area greats who have contributed to Newark’s gospel scene will include Provenance Music Group, Anthony Ponder, Milton Biggham, the 13th Avenue School Choir, Lorraine Stancil, 8-year-old prodigy Hilton Rawls III, Dale Ciceron, Donnie Harper, Ken Matsuo, Gui Nobrega, James Hall and more. #KickingItWithTheKing

The Hadley Gallery: 5 North 7th Street #3, Newark, NJ 07107
Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 10PM
Screening: The National Anthem (2003) – Avant garde short film about a young lady who lives in a world clad in black and white business suits and white face masks. When she tries to break free from the oppressive and confusing system she is violently pushed back in. The National Anthem has been screened worldwide and most notably to Canal + at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. The film features an original score by former Interpol bassist Carlos Dengler and the music of Interpol, Bjork and Radiohead’s Thom York.
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 10PM
Screening:Trap Cakes – A multi-dimensional feature film that presents the textures, sounds and spirits of the people who inhabit the bottom of the system known as” The Trap” as they praise the creator and look inward to supply the built and natural environment.
Saturday, October 6th, 6PM – 10PM
The 300 (2015) – A 300 image digital story book about the power of the human spirit.
Sunday, October 7,  6PM – 10PM
A series of short films and projects by Kik Roks.

(037) Kulture Feast | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
962 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07112
Thursday, October 4th, 5PM – 11PM: Opening Reception
Friday, October 5th, 11AM – 6PM: Gallery Hours
Saturday, October 6th, 1:30PM – 5PM: Artist Talk/Panel Discussion
Sunday, October 7th, 4PM -10PM: Closing Reception/Musical Guest
Kulture Feast a newly founded Arts & Culture organization based in the South Ward of Newark hosts a culture/subculture exhibit, which will include panel discussions, workshops, performances and more. www.kulturefeast.com

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(039) Link Community Charter School | LINCOLN PARK/HALSEY SOUTH
23 Pennsylvania Ave. Newark, NJ 07114
Saturday, October 6th: 12PM – 4PM
Inspiration from Textile Artists: A Youth Art Exhibit and Day of the Arts at Link. This exhibit will showcase artwork created by current students and recent alumni of Link Community Charter School. The students’ artwork has been inspired by African Adinkra and Kente cloth, and by master artists such as Faith Ringgold, the Gee Bee Quilters, El Anatsui, and Kehinde Wiley. The students are led by Gwen Howard, arts educator, and local artist in residence. Drop-in art sessions will be provided for youth and families. www.linkschool.org

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(040) Newark Arts presents M&T Bank Murals and Martinis™ Public Art Tour | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
Saturday, October 6th
Meet at Newark Happening, 58 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
Check in: 10:30AM | DEPART: 11AM
Reception to Follow: 1PM
All Points West Distillery, 73 Tichenor Street, Historic Ironbound, Newark, NJ 07105
An Annual VIP Tour of Newark’s Public Art & Historic Neighborhoods featuring stunning public art, conversations with the muralists, post-tour cocktail reception at All Points West Distillery catered by Catas and complimentary swag bag. Co-sponsored by City of Newark, Prudential Financial, Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, Newark Happening, Catas, All Points West Distillery, Radio 103.9 FM.
(062) Monoliths In Clay | HALSEY NORTH
The Dana Library, Rutgers University, 4th Floor 185 University Ave, Newark, NJ
Thursday, October 4th, 8AM – 12AM (midnight)
Friday, October 5th, 8AM – 12AM (midnight)
Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, October 7th, 12PM – 8PM
The exhibition includes three-dimensional clay sculpture, miniature bronze sculpture, pottery, and jewelry. Two-dimensional work in the exhibition consists of very large giclee prints on canvas, and smaller giclee prints on paper. Building a clay sculpture video. | www.ingpeaceproject.com

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(041) Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER) | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND
Newark Public Library, Van Buren Branch
140 Van Buren Street Newark, NJ 07105

Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 2PM
Artist Jenny Leung, in collaboration with Newark Arts Education Roundtable, brings her 6,000 paper cranes to Open Doors Kids. This includes a workshop on how to fold the origami cranes from students 6 and up and making a crane wish for ages 3 and up. Parents/guardians must be present with children. newarkartsed.org

(042) Newark Community Solutions | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND
31 Green Street, Room 310, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 8PM: Opening Reception
Launched in 2011 by the Center for Court Innovation, Newark Community Solutions (NCS) is a community justice initiative that applies a problem-solving approach to low-level cases in the Newark Municipal Court. www.courtinnovation.org
Newark Latino Film Festival | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS

(043) Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 8:30PM

Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 8:30PM
Down Bottom Farms (of Ironbound Community Organization)
Corner of Ferry St. & St. Charles St., Newark, NJ 07105
FREE EVENT. First from 6PM – 6:30PM, join us for a fun phone camera workshop by filmmaker Ramon G. Nazario. At 7PM, the main event features a short family film shown via Colectivo Workshop (the solar paneled Architecture & Design o ce as a theatre in the parking lot for indoor/outdoor viewing of short films)! Enjoy healthy, delicious cultural food and refreshments (including popcorn)!

(012)Thursday, October 4th, 9PM – 10:30PM
Art & Prozak
571 Broad St., Newark NJ 07102
Art & Prozak will be ending its art event with short films, including from the Newark Latino Film Festival. Light refreshments, delicious “mocktails” (non-alcoholic herbal wines).

(044) Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 9PM
Zucchini Bar, 547 Central Ave., Newark, NJ 07107
A film screening and exhibition in this favorite intimate dining spot of Newark’s vegan community. Delicious vegan cuisine available for purchase by “Chef Latina” herself, Rebecca Lopez.

(045) Saturday, October 6th, 6PM – 10PM
The Official Newark Latino Film Festival Grand Opening
Latin Flavor Restaurant & Lounge
870 Broadway, Newark 07104

Red Carpet Opening! Free screening of festival award winning music videos, plus cultural art exhibition. Meet the artists. Art for purchase. Food, refreshments, music, performances.

(046) Sunday, October 7th, 1PM – 5PM
O’LaLa Empanadas & Latino Fusion Cuisine, 194 Market St., Newark, NJ 07102
Screenings of award winning short films. Art exhibition and music! Also, ceremony to honor Indigenous People’s Day of Remembrance. Menu discount to Open Doors Studio Tour participants.

(047) The New Jersey Historical Society | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND
52 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 12PM – 5PM
Friday, October 5th, 12PM – 5PM
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 5PM
Sunday, October 7th, 12PM – 5PM
Firehouses of Newark: an exhibition of works by photographer Maggie Brown. www.jerseyhistory.org

(048) Newark Museum | HALSEY STREET NORTH
49 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102
*Museum Admission Free throughout the Weekend
Thursday, October 4th, 12PM – 5PM: Open to the public
12PM – 3PM: For Freedoms Voter Registration Drive
Saturday, October 6th, 10PM – 5PM: Open to the public
Explore the museum’s diverse collection. Guests will experience the masterpieces on exhibition; culminating in an engaging open studio to be experienced by visitors of all ages.
10PM – 12PM: All Ages Activities
1PM – 4PM: All Ages Activities Maker SPACE
12PM – 4PM: For Freedoms Voter Registration & Plaza Party (with a mission). Help us get-out-the-vote with a voter registration drive, “lawn sign” art-making, a live DJ, a selfie station, and light refreshments
Sunday, October 7th, 12PM – 5PM: Open to the public.
The Salvation Army – Ironbound Community Center
138 Clifford Street (Btwn: Van Buren & Adam Streets) Newark, NJ 07105

Saturday, October 6th, 10AM-2PM
The Salvation Army NJ Music Department will showcase its music-making flairs to Open Doors Kids. Parents and their children ages 6 and up will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities on the arts of playing the trumpet, trombone, guitars, drums and to sign up for the free Newark Music and Arts Programs in Ironbound.
(050) Newark Print Shop | HALSEY STREET NORTH
Express Newark: 54 Halsey Street, FL 2, Newark, NJ 07102
Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 12PM: PINT SIZED PRINT CLUB
Saturday, October 6th, 4PM – 8PM: PRINT CLUB MARKET
Saturday, October 6th, 6PM – 9PM: PRINTERS IN RESIDENCE VIII
*in conjunction with OPEN DOORS KIDS + Cool Cat Newark
Pint-Sized Print Club is a free drop-in program for preschool aged children and their caregivers. In this hands-on workshop, students will create foam printing plates, ink the plates using brayers, and transfer their images onto fabric flags using our child-size etching press.
Print Club Market is an artisan market of hand printed apparel, goods, and fine art. The vendors market consists of artists and crafters that are part of the Print Club community at Newark Print Shop. Complimentary tote bags to the first 50 shoppers!
Printers in Residence VII showcases the artwork created by our Spring resident artists Jamie Bruno, Michael Dal Cerro, and Jay Golding. For six months, these artists have had unlimited access to Newark Print Shop facilities to explore and engage with printmaking processes in order to expand their artistic practice.
(051) Newark Public Library | HALSEY STREET NORTH
5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07017
Thursday, October 4th, 9AM – 8PM
Friday, October 5th, 9AM – 5PM
Saturday, October 6th, 9AM – 5PM
The Synagogues of Newark curated by Philip Yourish, looks at the history of Jewish religious life in Newark. This traveling exhibit has been organized by Ahavas Sholom, the oldest active Jewish congregation in Newark.
Are Latinx Transforming the US, an exhibition that illustrates how the US Latinx population has transformed US mainstream music, theatre, literature, sports, etc. by crossing over from Latino to broader audiences and vice-versa. The result of the crossovers are mixed music genres such as Spanish rock and Reggaeton; crossover actors such as Salma Hayek who successfully crossed over from telenovelas and Spanish language films to mainstream English television and mainstream films; and more. Featured work by muralist Layqa Nuna Yawar will accompany this exhibit.
The Newark Public Library is proud to partner with the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee on the exhibit entitled Old School,curated by Claudia B. Ocello. Featuring photos, report cards, sweatshirts, sports equipment, school banners, an antique desk, and other artifacts, Old School traces the history of the Newark Public Schools.
(052) Newark School of the Arts | HALSEY SOUTH/LINCOLN PARK
89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ, 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 6:30PM: Gallery Opening Reception & Talk
Friday, October 5th, 5:30PM – 7PM: BYO Paint n’ Sip
Saturday, October 6th, 10AM: Music and Movement at NSA
In this 45-minute class designed to initiate young children into the joys of music, Ms. Carmen helps guide families through their child’s rhythmic, tonal and physical development through a mix of play, singing, chants, dancing, instrument exploration and movement. So get ready to have FUN!! This class meets regularly Saturdays at 10 am and, for this occasion, will be free and open to the public. Ideal for children 9 months to 5 years old who must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, October 6th, 4PM: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim Featuring Guitarist, Joao Kouyoumdjian centered on the rare collaboration by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto of the movie Black Orpheus (1959) and other Bossa-Nova music. www.newarkschoolofthearts.org
(053) Newark’s Voices Sing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Xian and the NJSO | HALSEY STREET NORTH
NJPAC: 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 0710
Friday, October 5th, 7:30PM
Sunday, October 7th, 3PM
Newark Voices is a project-based community choir supported by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. It will be conducted by Dr. Heather J. Buchanan and accompanied by Steven W. Ryan. The choir formation is specifically to engage talented singers and experienced choral musicians from the Greater Newark community to join the NJSO in celebrating its 2018–19 season opening. Newark Voices will partner with the Montclair State University Chorale to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Choral” for two NJPAC performances. www.njpac.org

(054) NEWARK ARTS presents Nice/Nasty and Everything In Between | HALSEY STREET NORTH
Curated by Armisey Smith

Hahne & Co. 625 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Street Level Pop Up Gallery 

Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 10PM: Opening Reception
Friday, October 5th, 5PM – 9PM: Open to the Public
Saturday, October 6th, 5PM – 9PM: Open to the Public
Sunday, October 7th, 4PM – 7PM: Closing Reception
Nice-Nasty; and Everything In Between is an exhibition curated by Armisey Smith featuring contemporary, and post-modern women artists from the NJ/NY area. Nice-Nasty is an exhibit that encourages emerging and established women artists to confront male-dominated art culture. Women artists are under-represented in galleries and exhibitions, while men despite their technical and creative skills are bequeathed carte blanche in professional artistic realms.
Nice/Nasty and Everything In Between features contemporary works, performances and music by DJ Gizelle Manbodh. Participating artists include Bithika Adhikary, Sybil Archibald, Caren King Choi, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Megan Fleisher, Adebunmi Gbadebo, Krystle Lemonias, Maria Mineo, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, SeungKyung Oh, Luisa F. Pinzon Romero, Lynn Presley, Kay Reese, Theda Sandiford, Jo Sie, Danielle Scott, Ameerah Shabazz, Cali Smith, Sue Eldridge Ward, Adrienne Wheeler, and Mary Young.

NJPAC: 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 0710
Saturday, October 6th, during Open Doors Kids
Tour: 10AM – 11AM; Salsa Class: 11AM – 12PM
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is not only America’s foremost presenter of arts and entertainment, NJPAC is a leader in arts education for children. Every year, NJPAC’s live performances, school residency programs and Saturday & Summer arts training classes reach thousands. Come join NJPAC on Saturday, October 6th for a tour followed by a “Mommy/Daddy & Me” salsa dance class! All ages are welcome and fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Single adults are also welcome.
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/OpenDoorsNJPAC

Curated by Crystal Des-O | HALSEY STREET NORTH

27 Academy St. Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 7PM – 9PM: Opening Reception
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 8PM
Saturday, October 6th, 6PM – 8PM
Sunday, October 7th, 6PM – 9PM: Closing Reception & Workshop
Too often, the importance of the enslaved woman’s role during slavery is overlooked- rendering her invisible/marginal within the historical landscape of American Chattel Slavery. This silencing of her history falls within a legacy of misogyny and anti-blackness that continues to erase and undervalue the voices and experiences of Black Women today. In an attempt to unveil the central role the enslaved woman’s work played in laying the foundations of the “New World”, this project uplifts her narratives as a dedication to her story and legacy. Through a cross- generational analysis of American Slavery, this project works to not only bring visibility to the alternative herstory laced within the fabric of our American beginnings, but also strives to capture how storytelling/sharing can be used to re-imagine our pasts as a means of reconstructing our Black Feminist/Womanist futures.

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(056) Off The Hanger | HALSEY STREET NORTH
12 Linden Street, Newark NJ 07102
Saturday October, 6th, 11AM – 6PM
Lynette Lashawn presents Closet Confessionals. This stylish installation will feature visuals of individuals’ closets accompanied by a short documentary of the subjects sharing their confessions. Images and Video by Anita Dickens (ANE). www.lynette-lashawn.com

Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 2PM
Come join the City of Newark for Open Doors Kids- participate in arts as institutions around the city open their doors to expose youth to the arts. Newark Arts is partnered with Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER), to promote the idea that arts education is inherently valuable to every educator and student. Open Doors Kids actualizes that mission and engages youth and families/caregivers through age appropriate fine art, theater and the humanities. Thank you to all the Open Doors Kids participating sites. Look for the Open Doors Kids symbol to identify all Kids Approved activities. Check our website for the most up to date listings: newarkarts.org/newarkartsfestival/opendoorskids

Sunday, October 7th, 12PM – 5PM
In keeping with the festival’s beginnings as an artist studio tour,
the Open Doors Studio Tour will remain a festival highlight. Don’t miss the annual Open Doors Studios Tour! Gain exclusive access to over 100 private artists’ studios and experience art-in-action during this FREE self-guided event. Visitors from near and far can take a look behind the scenes of local artistry at venues around the city while connecting with both emerging and established creatives.
The Dietze Building 60-64 Union Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Express Newark, 54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Gallery Aferro, 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
PES Studios, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102
Index Art Center, 233 – 237 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
and many other independent artist studios! Check our website for the most up to date listings: newarkarts.org/newarkartsfestival/opendoorsstudiotours

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(059) Mirror Mirror Artist Talk with Anne-Karin Furunes at Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark | HALSEY STREET NORTH
Main Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 12:30PM – 2PM
In conjunction with the exhibition Mirror Mirror, the Paul Robeson Galleries presents an artist talk with Anne-Karin Furunes, a contemporary Norwegian artist best known for hyper realistic portraits created through a rigorous process of perforating the surface of the canvas. www.artgallery.newark.rutgers.edu

(060) Mirror Mirror at Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark | HALSEY STREET NORTH
Main Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 12PM-8PM
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 5PM
The exhibition Mirror Mirror plumbs the relationship between identity, cultural norms, and representation. The artists in the show have approached the subject of portraiture in a multitude of ways. Historically, portraiture was utilized in service of the ruling classes, and some of the works in the exhibition explore the machinations of the powerful, touching upon the fraught histories of colonialism, slavery, American inference abroad, and eugenic practices. Taken as a whole, the works in Mirror Mirror communicate the connected nature of representation and self-determination. www.artgallery.newark.rutgers.edu

(061) Kevin Blythe Sampson: Olde Soul at Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark | HALSEY STREET NORTH
Main Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 12PM – 8PM
Saturday, October 6th,, 12PM – 5PM
Kevin Blythe Sampson: Olde Soul presents a selection of rarely-seen drawings by Kevin Blythe Sampson, alongside early mixed-media sculptures and ephemera from the artist’s studio. The son of a civil rights leader, Sampson was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He initially trained with and joined the New Jersey police force as a sketch artist and served for eighteen years, ten of which were spent police sketching. A series of family tragedies eventually compelled him to heal himself by making art. www.artgallery.newark.rutgers.edu

(063) Project for Empty Space | GATEWAY/IRONBOUND
2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 11PM – 6PM: Open to the Public and For Freedoms Voting Booth
Friday, October 5th, 11PM – 6PM: Open to the Public
Sunday, October 7th: 1PM – 5PM: Open Studios
where the ocean meets the sky explores the spaces that lie just beyond our vision. Artist Jaret Vadera brings together works in photography, collage, sculpture, video, and projection to weave together a constellation of multivalent stories about aliens, rude maps, and unreliable narrators. vadera is an artist scholar in residence at Project for Empty Space. where the ocean meets the sky is on view from September 5th – October 12th, 2018. www.projectforemptyspace.org

Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) presents WALLS OF LIFE
56 Prospect St, Newark, NJ 07105
Thursday, October 4th, 5PM – 9PM
Friday, October 5th, 3PM – 9PM
Saturday, October 6th, 3PM – 9PM
Sunday, October 7th, 5PM – 8PM: Closing Night Soiree presented by ICC
The Fired Up Gallery presents a group show, WALLS OF LIFE curated by Gregg Banks. WALLS OF LIFE will feature works by Allison Capel, Ausfam, Elijah, Eric Jean Louis, Jay Golding, Malcom Sweet, Somina Mosaku, Suliman, Sunah Nash, Tasha Jay, Thomas, Will Verdeja and Gregg Banks.

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Rare & Unseen Moments of 90s Hip Hop
Photography of T. Eric Monroe
Curated by Malik Whitaker

City Without Walls Gallery, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Saturday, October 6th, 7:30PM – 11PM: Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 10th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM: Artist Talk
October 11th-12th, 3PM – 7PM: Open to the Public
Saturday, October 13th, 5:30PM – 8:30PM: Closing Reception
T. Eric Monroe’s body of work features rare images and moments from the 90’s, chronicling the intertwining worlds of Hip-hop, Skateboarding, and Hardcore (Punk). The collected images are a rare glimpse into “that moment when life becomes immortalized – capturing a moment in life that tells its own story of your cultural heroes,” says Monroe. Monroe’s images have been featured  in publications like Thrasher Magazine, The Source, XXL, Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, along with international publications. He has licensed content for documentaries and television – all at a time prior to digital photography and the convenience and ease of the internet. #HipHopIsAmericanHistory #TEMNWK www.tdoteric.com

(074) Randy Haze Trio and Friends
present: Songs of Freedom | MARKET STREET

65 Market St. Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 5th, 7PM – 11PM
Featuring live music by: DJ Paisley, DJ Space Cakes, Dave Lancet, One Life Cyth, Descarrilao and the Randy Haze Trio. Visuals by Kevin Darmanie, Richard Hart, Ventiko, Samer Fouad, Mark Hartmann and Luis De Sousa.

Curated by Richard Beavers
Hahne & Co. 625 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 9PM: Opening Reception
Friday, October 5th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM: Artist Talk with Genesis Tramaine
Friday, October 5th, 5PM – 9PM: Open to the Public
Saturday, October 6th, 12PM- 7PM: Open to the Public
Sunday, October 7th, 12PM – 5PM: Open to the Public
Richard Beavers Gallery, established in 2007, is a contemporary fine art gallery with a collection that primarily consists of work depicting various aspects of life in an urban environment through a multitude of genres. The artwork is inspired by the culture of these communities and addresses the many social and political issues in the forefront of society. RB Gallery aims to educate, inspire, and stir consciousness – whether you are a seasoned collector, art appreciator or merely have an interest in art, alike. Artists Represented: Genesis Tramaine, Phyllis Stephens, Leroy Campbell, Frank Morrison, Shawn Theodore and Faith Ringgold.

(067) RyArMo Photography Studio | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
74 MLK Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ, 07104
Friday, October 5th, 6PM – 10PM | Opening Reception
My Black is Beautiful features a collection of portraits of black women. www.ryarmophotographystudio.com

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(069) Shine Portrait Studio & Public Arts and Social Justice Initiative | HALSEY NORTH
Location 1: Express Newark: 54 Halsey Street, Studio 319, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 5PM – 10PM: For Freedoms Voter Registration Booth
Location 2: Aljira, a Center For Contemporary Art: 591 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
Installation @ Aljira can be viewed 24/7
Shine Portrait Studio in collaboration with New Arts Social Justice Initiative at Express Newark presents a photography based installation in the front window of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, as well as in Shine, by feminist photographer and activist Scheherazade Tillet. This series of photographs “. . .Sitting in the Wicker Chair” is part of the larger Visibility Project, a collaborative documentary project on the inner lives and external worlds of African-American girls produced by Scheherazade and young women and girl photographers from the Chicago-based national nonprofit A Long Walk Home’s program for teen girls, The Girl/Friends Leadership Institute. The Newark Arts Festival is a kickoff to our 2-year collaboration, and part of the larger For Freedoms 50 State Initiative public art project. www.shineportrait.com

Up Close & Personal with Genesis Tramaine

Express Newark, Artist Studio 417, 54 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Sunday, October 7th, 1PM – 5PM
RSVP ESSENTIAL: newarkartsfestival.com
Tramaine’s original work, Ne-Ne’ embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.This is what Newark Arts Festival is all about. Genesis is artist-in-residence at Rutgers University-Newark’s Paul Robeson Galleries. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Richard Beavers Gallery, Gallery Aferro, and the Newark LGBTQ Community Center.

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(071) 3 The Art Way at Mocha Lounge | HALSEY NORTH
17 Academy Street, Newark, 07103
Friday, October 5th, 7PM: Soiree
Saturday, October 6th, 6PM: Exhibition
3 The Art Way presents a return exhibition, Remedies of the Soul, featuring temporary murals, wearable art, live performances, and more! The collective’s work reflects the renderings of the African-American experience. www.slimsuliart.com/

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(072) Newark Arts and County of Essex presents

Curated by Malik Whitaker
Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. Technical High School
498-544 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ 07107

Opening Night Friday, October 5th, 5:30PM – 8:30PM
RSVP ESSENTIAL: newarkartsfestival.com
Co-Sponsored by City of Newark, Donald M. Payne Sr. Technical High School, M&T Bank, Prudential Financial.
Voices of the City is a collaborative group show giving stage to the collective perspectives of the ever-evolving artist community as they filter the world through their passion and exuberance. This pop-up show will feature artists of varying levels to create an impactful message; one voice that speaks up against current social issues such as bullying, child separation, immigrant issues, cultural divides, racism; its many forms, and many other challenges plaguing communities all over our city and country. We challenge viewers to look at the world around them through the eyes of an Artist and the impact these things have had on communities, families, and children. The night will culminate in a spectacular art exhibition with Live poetry and music. The event will integrate students from Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. Tech HS in the fields of culinary arts, film/television, and the jazz ensemble will provide the “soundtrack” for the reception. www.essextech.org/donald-m-payne-tech/

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(073) WBGO 88.3 Newark Public Radio | CITYWIDE EXCURSIONS
54 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
Saturday, October 6th, 10AM – 2PM
Families can tune into WBGO 88.3FM or WBGO.org and dance to the Rhythm Revue from 10a-2p! Great family fun wherever you are! www.wbgo.org

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

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

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