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The Weekender: Lincoln Park Music Fest in Newark

Don't miss 'Stop the Violence Day' Sunday at Bears Stadium

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Newark and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS at the top of this page. Log into Patch and add your events anytime.

NEWARK

WHAT: Free Lunch and Breakfast for any Child under 18
WHERE
: Weequahic Park Tennis Courts, Newark
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. (until July 31)
WHY GO:  Free lunch and breakfast for any child 18 and under – located Elizabeth and Lyons Ave.

WHAT: Stop the Violence Day
WHERE
: Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad St.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Sunday July 29
WHY GO: The Newark Bears and Newark’s Enough Is Enough Coalition (EIEC) are teaming up to help put an end to violence. In response to the rash of homicides and violence in the city of Newark, the Bears are hosting the second annual “Stop the Violence Day” at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium on Sunday, July 29. Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be a rally at Military Park, followed by a march to the Bears’ stadium. It will be led by Minister Thomas Ellis of EIEC and will arrive at the ballpark around 12 p.m. Those who participate in the rally will receive a $5 food voucher with the purchase of a ticket to the Bears’ 1:05 p.m. game with the New Jersey Jackals.

WHAT:
WHERE
: Lincoln Park, Newark
WHEN: Friday-Sunday
WHY GO: The music festival will include a range of entertainers performing a wide range of musical forms including those of Jazz, Gospel, House, Hip-Hop and sounds from the African Diaspora; green vendors, arts and craft vendors; local restaurants, organic farmer’s market products. For children the festival will offer games, storytelling, golf clinics, skateboard clinics and a host of family oriented activities. The weekend will close with the 35th Anniversary of the Rock Steady Crew with a variety of musical and dance performances including break dancers, graffiti artists, and open-mic battles. Surprise guests entertainers will perform throughout the festival.

WHAT:
WHERE: Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad St.
WHEN: Friday, 6:35 p.m.
WHY GO: Fireworks after the game!
COST: $10. Seniors 65 years+ take advantage of the Bears senior discount, two-for-one admission all season.

WHAT:
WHERE
: St. John AME Church, 142 Maple Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Help save a life. There is a critical summer blood shortage.

WHAT: Make A Solar Energy Charger
WHERE: Greater Newark Conservancy, 92 Prince St.
WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Create a solar energy charger for cell phones or to charge AA/AAA batteries for your everyday use. 
COST: $55 and $15 for materials

WHAT:
WHERE: Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad St.
WHEN: Saturday, 6:35 p.m.
WHY GO: Sizzling Saturday – African American Heritage Night
COST: $10. Seniors 65 years+ take advantage of the Bears senior discount, two-for-one admission all season.

WHAT:
WHERE:
Lincoln Park, Newark
WHEN: Sunday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
WHY GO: Renown Jivamukti yoga teacher Jules Febre will return to Newark to teach his popular Hip Hop Asana class for all in attendance.

WHAT:
WHERE: Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad St.
WHEN: Sunday, 1:05 p.m.
WHY GO: Funday Sunday! Celebrate and honor the Eagles & Negro League
COST: $10

WHAT: Dream Big: Read - Summer Reading Programs
Main Library: 
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - Moonstruck Arts & Crafts; 3 p.m.; Quiet Reading Hour
Branch Brook Branch: 
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - Surprise Activity; 3 p.m. - Bingo
Clinton Branch:  Friday  10:30 a.m. - Space Lingo Bingo; Noon - Reading Time;  2:30 p.m. - Board Games & Puzzles
Vailsburgh Branch:  Friday, 10:30 a.m. – Games;  10:30 a.m. - Daylight Gardening for Adults; 3 p.m. - Sparkling Stars Craft 
North End Branch: Friday, 10:30 a.m. - Go Batty for Puzzles & Table Games;  2:30 p.m. - Movies to Dream About
Weequahic Branch: Friday, 10:30 a.m. - Dream to Feel Good Aerobics;  2:30 .p.m - Dreamer Features Movies
Van Buren BranchFriday 10 a.m. - Imagine That! Creative Arts; 3 p.m. - In The Night Kitchen with Chef Adam

BELLEVILLE

WHAT:
WHERE
: Senior Citizens Building
WHEN: Friday, 12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Belleville Seniors meet every Friday, with coffee, buns and bingo following. New members are always welcome.

WHAT:  
WHERE: Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave.
WHEN: Friday, 2-4 p.m.
WHY GO: Wii, board games, cards. friendly competition is a good thing!  Gaming for teens every Friday!

WHAT:
WHERE
: Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave.
WHEN: Friday, 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy "Hugo" in the air-conditioned library. Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (PG, 126 min)

WHAT: 
WHERE: New Life Body of Christ, 393 Washington Ave.
WHEN: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHY GO: The Thrift Shop at Christ Church sells donated items of new and gently used clothing, household items, and some furiniture. All items are sold at very reasonable prices.

WHAT:
WHERE
: River of Life Assemblies of God, 174 Holmes Ave.
WHEN: Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHY GO: Now there is a more vivid example of the relationship between God and His people that is seen in the relationship between the potter and their clay. A Journey to the Potter's House brings you face to face with God in a way that will forever change the way you understand His working in your life. This is one journey you don’t want to miss.

WHAT:
WHERE
: Brunswick Zone, 679 Washington Ave.
WHEN: Daily
WHY GO: Students 18 and younger get one free game of bowling every day in June, July and August. Join the Bonus Zone and get free game coupons right in your inbox.

NUTLEY

WHAT:  
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr.
WHEN: Friday, 2-4 p.m.
WHY GO: "Jack and Jill:" Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. (PG, 91 min)

WHAT:
WHERE
: 44 Park Ave.
WHEN: Friday, 9 a.m.
WHY GO: The Old Guard meets weekly at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks Building. New members always welcomed. Stop in at any Friday meeting and say hello.

WHAT:  Saturday Story Time
WHERE
: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr.
WHEN: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
WHY GO: A local area author will read to the children.

WHAT:
WHERE
: TNT Fitness, 86 Union Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.  
WHY GO: TNT Fitness is hosting a Bellydancing Event with the great  Gia al Qamar. There will be light refreshments available. We will also have belly scarves available for purchase.   
COST: Tickets are $20 and are available at the studio for purchase and you can also reserve your spot online via www.tntfitnessstudio.weebly.com

WHAT: 
WHERE: Municipal Parking Lot #1, behind Janette Shop, off William Street
WHEN: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO:  The Township of Nutley and the Greenutley Committee are proud to announce the return of the Famers Market! Patrons will once again be able to purchase fresh produce, cheese, artisan breads, organic coffees and teas, pickles and olives and more. In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, learn how to eat like a champion. A special presentation on making healthier eating choices will make sure you win that gold medal.

BLOOMFIELD    

WHAT:
WHERE:
Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St.
WHEN:
Friday, 11 a.m.
WHY GO: Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, quilt?  Then come to the Bloomfield Public Library Friday mornings and share your patterns/techniques with other crafters! Beginners welcome! 

WHAT:
WHERE:
Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St.
WHEN:
Friday, 8 p.m.
WHY GO: 
In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea," Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. 
COST:
$15 adults; $12 students

WHAT:
WHERE
: 41 Broughton Ave.
WHEN: Friday, 8:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Come join the fun with a Great variety of Songs and Talent. Call for reservations 973-748-6590.

WHAT:
WHERE
: Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl.
WHEN: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.
WHY GO: All adult cats and dogs will be available for a reduced adoption fee of $25. Older pets over 3 years will be free - "If I'm three, I'm free."

WHAT:
WHERE:
Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl.
WHEN:
Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
WHY GO:
Come down to the shelter and meet some of the adorable kittens in fostercare who will need forever homes. They will be available to go home when they are 8 weeks old and healthy, and will be given a date to return for neuter/spay. All the kittens will be up-to-date on shots and microchipped.  Adoption fee is $100 upon completion of the adoption (after spay/neuter).

WHAT:
WHERE
: Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Bloomfield Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Corinna Sowers-Adler presents an afternoon of Cabaret singing at 3pm on Sunday, July 29. The performance will feature Corinna and special guests from the New Jersey and New York cabaret community. Cost is $10 per person and includes light refreshments. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

WHAT:
WHERE
: Pulaski Park, 24 Mt. Vernon Ave.
WHEN: Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Games for the children followed by a family friendly movie. Bring your blankets, chairs! Free entrance, pizza, popcorn, & Italian ice! Bathrooms and ample parking will be available! In case of bad weather contact BloomfieldRecreation.org for instruction.

pat jackson July 26, 2012 at 08:26 PM
This is beautiful, something for everyone!

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