Reinvent your Thursday evenings with the Newark Museum’s Late Thursdays. Relax after hours with creatively inspired social evenings that offer a fresh take on the Museum’s captivating collections, through a dynamic mix of music, food, drinks, art, and entertainment.
Fifty years ago, rebellion swept the streets of Newark. Then as now, the Newark Museum was a center for refuge, connection, and creativity.
Join us to discover the power of the arts to address social issues and create community, as we observe the 50th anniversary of the events of 1967 through creative expressions that acknowledge the past, embrace the present, and envision the future.
• Get inspired by musical, dance, and spoken word performances from founding member of Labelle (“Lady Marmalade”) and Trenton Music Ambassador, Sarah Dash; rapper, actress, and activist, Rah Digga; singer, activist, and Broadway star, Frenchie Davis; visual vanguard, Storyboard P; and poet, Hurtjohn.
• Witness the debut of a dramatic staged reading from, Hawks Tavern, an historical, riveting play set during the Newark Riots, written by Lori Roper and Rick Sordelet. This compelling feature will be directed by Marshall Jones III, the Producing Artistic Director of Crossroads Theatre Company.
• View new media art and documentary film reflecting on the state of Newark today presented by Skate NWK.
• Engage in day-long community art-making projects to reflect on what Newark was, is, and will be.
• Become part of history by contributing to the Museum’s time capsule.
• Creatively respond to never-before-seen archival works of art from the Museum’s collection made at the time of the uprising.
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Melba Moore, originally scheduled, will not be performing this evening.