Nothing is better than summertime in New Jersey. We have access to big cities, the ocean and the country. Taking the family for a day or weekend trip is easy with everything our home has to offer! We’ll see you out and about at some of these local family-friendly events and festivals:
Where: At the corner of Ferry Street and St. Charles , Newark, NJ 07105
When: Every Saturday, now until August 27
What: Music, famers selling fruits and vegetables, activities and games for kids, raffles, and more.
Where: 350 Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102
When: Every weekday until July 29
What: Curating the Future of Family & Community Health in Nicaragua The International Leadership Exchange (ILE) takes a select group of Rutgers University-Newark students to Nicaragua each winter to be immersed in the cultural and local leadership of family and community health centers. This exhibition of photographs conveys the sustainable and reciprocated impact as the student leaders aimed to improve health conditions for mothers and children.
When: Every day until August 3
Where: 360-394 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ 07103
What: The Newark Black Film Festival, among the most prestigious black film festivals in the U.S., presents a diversity of viewpoints in black film history, presentation and progress. It is celebrating its 42nd year of exploring the black experience through cinema. On Aug. 3 at 4:30 p.m., the festival will host its biennial Paul Robeson Awards to recognize excellence in independent filmmaking. The Robeson Awards honors the revered activist, performer and athlete.
Where: Lower Broadway Commercial Corridor, Newark, NJ 07105
When: July 24
What: Since 2007, Festival de la Familia , organized by La Casa de Don Pedro, has been an annual family celebration of Newark’s Latino heritage and culture. Held in the North Ward, the street fair features musical performances, games, rides, and arts and crafts. Community resources and information from dozens of Newark’s nonprofits, health care organizations and businesses are available there.
Where: Clover Street, Newark, NJ 07105
When: August 6
What: The Ecuadorian Festival and Parade of New Jersey celebrates the Ecuadorian culture and people in the United States. The festival will feature music concerts, participation of celebrities from Ecuador and the community in America, Ecuadorian cosine, arts and artifacts, activities for families, and a large parade with representatives from all Ecuadorian communities of New Jersey.
Where: Ivy Hill Park
When: August 13, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What: A fun-filled family day featuring live music by local and professional artists, ethnic foods from around the world, and child-centered activities.