Newark art galleries will throw open their doors this weekend with series of “Open Studios” events

A number of Newark art spaces will invite locals to exhibit openings and closings, performances, and artist talks this upcoming Saturday, April 1st, as they throw open their doors for Spring Open Studios events.

Doitall Kelly: “Party with me” for free at Apr. 6 Devils hockey game

For the past few weeks on Instagram, All Star Barbershop and 211 Media Group have been inviting the barber shop’s customers to get free New Jersey Devils hockey tickets along with their haircuts.

 

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And 211’s Doitall Kelly, who is one-third of the hip hop group Lords of the Underground, recently took a group of Newark and East Orange elementary school students to see a Devils hockey game. That’s Doitall and his group on the lower left.

 

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(For our part, BrickCityLive.com gave away four free tickets for the March 16th game versus the Philadelphia Flyers.)

It’s all a part of the Prudential Center and Devils’ effort to bring more community members out to Devils hockey games, under the leadership of Chief Marketing Officer for both the arena and the Devils, Dan Cherry III.

This is Dan Cherry III. Image courtesy Prudential Center.

Back in August of 2016, Dan told us he would be innovative about his approach to bringing more locals out to Prudential Center to see the game. In engaging venues like barbershops and tastemakers like Doitall, Cherry and his team have made good on that pledge.

With the season winding down, Doitall invited his Instagram followers  to “come party with us to close the season out!” with free tickets to the Devils game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, April 6th. According to his Instagram video, those interested can pick up tickets from All Star Barbershop at 522 Central Avenue in Newark (or just send Doitall a direct message) to collect the free tickets while they last.

Check out Doitall’s full video below:

Shine Snapcon will unmask cosplay enthusiasts during marathon portrait sessions at Express Newark

An upcoming event will try to unpack cosplay subculture. Shine Snapcon, which will take place April 7th through 9th at Express Newark, will see Rutgers-Newark photography students use photography and video portraiture to uncover the stories of cosplay enthusiasts.

NJPAC bounds into spring with new programming

At NJPAC, the 30 days of April are filled with a kind of arts sampler – classical music, jazz, dance, family shows and more – to entertain and captivate audiences.

Double up. We’re matching your Newark First Fridays Indiegogo contributions March 23rd through 25th!

Newark First Fridays are coming to town in May. Part street festival, part art walk, and part market, it promises to be the coolest monthly party in town. Contribute to First Fridays Indiegogo campaign March 23rd through March 25th, and BrickCityLive.com will double our collective impact up to $750!

Looking for a job? Newark will host five job fairs in March

The City of Newark will host a series of five job fairs–one in each ward–in March.

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Newark high school student contributes to a cleaner community

On a recent snowy Saturday morning, while many of her high school peers were still asleep in their warm beds, Asada Rashidi was hard at work keeping the streets in her South Ward neighborhood clean and crosswalks clear for pedestrians.