About Open Doors Kids
Open Doors Kids returns as institutions around the city open its 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.


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.

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

(026) GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center | MARKET STREET
165 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 4th, 11-6PM, Open to the Public
Friday, October 5th, 11-6PM, Open to the Public
Saturday, October 6th, 11-6PM, Open to the Public
Sunday, October 7th, 11-6PM, 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

(039) Link Community Charter School | LINCOLN PARK/HALSEY SOUTH
23 Pennsylvania Ave. Newark, NJ 07114
Saturday, October 6th: 12 – 4 PM
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

(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

(048) Newark Museum | HALSEY STREET NORTH
49 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102
*Museum Admission Free throughout the Weekend
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

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
*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.

(052) Newark School of the Arts | HALSEY SOUTH/LINCOLN PARK
89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ, 07102
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. www.newarkschoolofthearts.org
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

(073) WBGO 88.3 Newark Public Radio | CITYWIDE
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.orgwww.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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