Newark Museum of Art
49 Washington Street
Age recommendation: 13 and up
The theme of the 2022 Newark Arts Festival is Artful Healing.
The festival kicks off 6 - 9 pm Thursday with a festive opening night celebration, featuring live performances, healing spaces and an exhibition entitled Artful Healing by local artists and more. Drinks and food will be available on-site. Music performances will be by Black Fire Marching Band, The Mighty Kamm Band and Sanibonanni Troupe with vocals. Dance performances will be by Larissa Gerszke and Jules Joseph, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Enjoy sound healing by Crystal Tone. Admission is free but registration is required.
Take a musical journey with Rhyan McNeil from 10 - 11 am Oct. 8. The singer and songwriter will sing affirmations and original songs and share her personal story of how music has helped her through her life’s greatest challenges. Admission is free but registration is required.
The Women of the Movements Concert will feature all Black and Latinx female classical composers in concert from 2 - 3 pm Saturday. Admission is free but registration is required.
The Red Experience on Saturday includes "RED," an original musical that follows a group of teenagers who, brought together by a web of life-altering circumstances, try to stop their neighborhood community center from being closed by the new mayor. The show is 7:30 - 9 pm Saturday. Admission is free but registration is required.