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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

City of Newark News Roundup: Characters Walk, Exhibition, NCC Parade


A new exhibition will open this week at at Newark art gallery. According to Paul Robeson Gallery website, 'From Here to There' focuses "on the work of artists who explore all aspects of the migrant and immigrant experience". Artists whose work is used in the exhibition include Aileen Bassis, Sasha Bromberg, Maki Hajikano, Muriel Hasbun, Fidencio Martinez, Jenny Polak, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Raul Villarreal, and Mina Zarfsaz. The opening reception will take place between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday, September 11. The exhibition will be on display until December 24. The Paul Robeson Gallery is located on the campus of Rutgers-Newark at 350 Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard between Warren and Bleeker Streets.

On Saturday, October 25 from 10am to 1pm, the Rutgers Undergraduate Women in Business (RUWIB) will host the second annual Characters Walk at Washington Park. The walk will raise money for the Newark Public Library (NPL), so that the library can acquire new books. The first 100 people to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt. The suggested donation is $10 for adult walkers and $5 for students. According to the event page, the "Characters Walk will consist of fun-filled activities including music, a reading corner, face painting, various games, theatrical performances, and special appearances by children’s storybook characters". Donations can be made here.

The New Community Corporation will host the 31st annual Advocacy Parade on Saturday, September 27. The parade will start at 12pm at the corner of South Orange and Littleton Avenues, near Big Deal Food Market. In addition, a free family festival will take place between 1pm and 5pm on Hayes and Bedford Streets between 14th and 15th Avenues. Scheduled activities include pony rides and rock climbing. There will be live entertainment, and a beer garden will be open to those 21 and older. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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