Things to do in Newark tonight and this weekend + more...

Our team worked with For Struggling Creatives this past weekend to give out food, share our resource guides, and capture stories from the people.

Our team worked with For Struggling Creatives this past weekend to give out food, share our resource guides, and capture stories from the people.

#UCHYPE Thanksgiving Recap

Our team worked with For Struggling Creatives this past weekend to share our resource guides and capture stories from the people.

Residents without addresses picking winter clothes and coats from the free store

The Newark Stories team


Launched by Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs in 2020, the Creative Catalyst Fund supports the local community of artists and cultural organizations, which provides immense social and economic value to the City of Newark by revitalizing neighborhoods, inspiring students, and generally improving the quality of life for city residents. The Fund is administered by the City’s Division Arts and Cultural Affairs through the local arts agency, Newark Arts, and provides grants to individual artists and small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations with arts or culture-focused missions. (From

Click here to learn more and apply.

Clinton Hill Community Action's "A Taste of the Holidays"

Learn more about the Food Co-op coming to Clinton Hill TODAY, December 1st at Zion Hill Baptist Church 152 Osborne Terrace, Newark NJ 07112 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Learn more and register at the link below.

For further information, please contact Laura Cole, Director of Food & Economic Justice via e-mail: or Darius Smith, Food Justice Fellow via e-mail: | Phone: (201) 228-0757

Register here

Things To Do in Newark This Weekend...

Dasher’s Lightshow Returns Under the #NewarkMoonlight! 

Dasher’s Lightshow returns for the second year of the immersive drive-thru Christmas light show at Newark Moonlight, an outdoor entertainment venue. The light show is a partnership between Ayana and Siree Morris, owners of Newark Moonlight Cinema, and Jon Prebish from Dasher’s Lightshow. The two entities are thrilled to bring the socially distant, family-fun experience back to Newark after seeing over 15,000 cars last year. 

“We had to make a lot of changes this year with Newark Moonlight, but I am happy that the light show is here to stay. We are lighting up the city in such a beautiful way and creating a unique experience right in our backyard.” - Ayana Morris, co-owner of Newark Moonlight Cinema. 

“Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and nothing makes me happier than turning on the lights! Hands down, we have the best light show in NJ.” - Siree Morris, co-owner of Newark Moonlight Cinema. 

Newark Winter Village is open for the winter season!

Visit to purchase tickets, sign up as a vendor and learn more about the activities available!

The Newark Holiday Market

A holiday market at 33 Washington Street featuring 30 vendors, artisans, and creatives launched on November 25th and will take place over the next four weekends. Check out this weekend's schedule below:

Weekend schedule for holiday market via Instagram

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