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Newark Arts To Award $50,000 To Local Artists At "State Of The Arts" Meeting

originally published: 05/20/2019

Newark Arts To Award $50,000 To Local Artists At "State Of The Arts" Meeting(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Arts will announce more than $50,000 in grants to local artists and organizations at its annual "State of the Arts" meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Express Newark, 54 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, New Jersey.  The free, public program will also include the annual “State of the Arts” address from Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson. Performances will be provided by DJ Omar Abdallah and poet Jasmine Mans.

Newark Arts is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to power the arts to transform lives.  Since 2001, the ArtStart grant program has funded and nurtured arts and cultural activities involving young people and/or taking place in Newark’s neighborhoods. 

“The ArtStart grant helped catapult our peer-based fellowship model, which sees youth and young adults work alongside each other on community issues through the arts,” said Amanda A. Ebokosia, Founder and CEO of The Gem Project, Inc., a 2018 ArtStart grantee.

The “State of the Arts” address by Johnson will recap Newark’s transforming arts scene. “New art hubs are opening in our neighborhoods. Exciting, diverse leaders have been named to key arts organizations.  And the city’s new cultural plan, Newark Creates, has defined a pathway to secure our future as a ‘City of the Arts,’” said Johnson.  

Refreshments will be served.  The public may reserve free tickets by visiting www.newarkarts.org.

 





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Saturday, Dec 14, 2019


MUSIC


Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Motor City Revue @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

NEW POLITICS, PLAIN WHITE T'S & THE MOWGLI'S @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 6:00pm

HOLIDAY DOO WOP VOL. II @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:00pm


Jackie Evancho @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

DUEL OF THE DECADES: 90'S VS. Y2K @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm

GANDINI JUGGLING AND ALEXANDER WHITLEY AMERICAN PREMIERE SPRING @ Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair - 8:00pm

Morris Choral Society Presents "Baroque Jewels and Songs of the Season" @ Morristown United Methodist Church , Morristown - 8:00pm

Imperial Brass Sounds of the season @ Grace Episcopal Church (Nyack, NY), Nyack - 3:00pm

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Holiday POPS! @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 3:00pm and 6:00pm

The Hot Sardines @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 8:00pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Quiet Storm @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm






THEATRE


It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents THE GREAT TREE AND OTHER TALES BY ZONA GALE @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

It's A Wonderful Life @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Free to Be...You and Me @ Players Guild of Leonia at the Civil War Drill Hall Theatre, Leonia - 3:00pm and 7:00pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Madeline’s Christmas @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

COMEDY


Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 7:00pm


DANCE


NEW JERSEY BALLET'S NUTCRACKER WITH NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 1:00pm and 6:00pm

NUTCRACKER - AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

The Nutcracker, National Ballet Theater of Odessa @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 2:00pm and 7:00pm


The Nutcracker @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 1:00pm and 4:00pm


FILM


Polar Express Pajama Party @ Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook - 6:30pm

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