Open Doors Kids Debuts this year!
09/27/2017 - 11:15 PM | by Newark Pulse

Open Doors Kids Debuts this year!

On Saturday, October 14th, Newark Arts curated by Newark Mommies (Tamara Remedios and Endelea Meadows) will present Open Doors Kids, a day-long schedule of artistic events aimed at engaging youth, families and caregivers during the 16th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival. Debuting as a new festival offering, Open Doors Kids will provide kid-friendly music, arts and crafts, and mini-arts education sessions that the entire family will enjoy.

Below is the listing of activities that kids of all ages are welcome to partake in with their families:

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Drop-in unless times are specified.

  • Newark Public Library: (10am-2pm Drop-in) – 5 Washington Street
    • My Newark Story: Kids can create Newark themed bead art, button making and coloring station.
    • Chalk on the Walk: Join artist Kenely Torres to create and decorate a temporary sidewalk mural
  • Newark Museum: (10am, 11am, 12pm – starts on the hour) – 49 Washington Street
    • Creative Play: Early learners (age 7 and under and their siblings) and their caregivers will explore and engage with the Latin American collection and then create their own inspired piece of art.
  • Paul Robeson Galleries:  (10am-3pm Drop-in) – 54 Halsey Street, Express Newark Rm. 312
    • Jazz coloring book: coloring book images of famous jazz musicians provided along with colored pencils and fine-tip markers
    • You’re A Star: create and decorate a microphone out of recycled materials. Take a polaroid photo of yourself striking a pose with your creation at our photo station with props such as sunglasses and hats
  • Barnes & Noble: (10am-2pm Drop-in) – 42 Halsey Street
    • Paint & Sip for kids: painting and bead crafts for little ones of all ages
  • Whole Foods: (11:30-1pm Drop-in) 
    • Food Art: children’s art and food event. While tasting healthy food with your child, you can assist them in making food masterpieces out of fruit, bread and other yummy items.
  • Newark Print Shop: (11am-2pm Drop-in) – 54 Halsey Street, Express Newark, 2nd Floor
    • Postcard Printing Workshop: Kids of all ages are welcome for stencil monoprinting on the etching press to create their own custom postcards.

  • GlassRoots: (11am-2pm Drop-in) – 10 Bleeker Street
    • Sand Art: Kids of all ages are welcome to create their own sand art bottle pendant
  • Paul Robeson Galleries: Jazz for Kids (12:30-2pm) – 54 Halsey Street, Express Newark, main galleries
    Caleb and Allison Rumley Quintet: Fun, family friendly concert right in the middle of the exhibition “Records at Play: Institute of Jazz Studies @50.” This exhibition and concert gives audiences of all ages the chance to learn about jazz, improvisation, and musical collaboration.
  • WBGO Kids Jazz Concert: (1:30-3pm) – Newark Symphony Hall – 1020 Broad Street
    Eli Yamin will present Jazz Power – an interactive program for families with Zah! Jazz Youth and Antoinette Montague. Recommended for kids ages 7-11 with an adult.
  • Daniel Tiger (5:30pm Show) - NJPAC 
    Get 15% Off with code DT15

FAMILY REFRESH ZONE @ Express Newark (10am-3pm) – 54 Halsey Street, Rm 312
Recommended for families with children of all ages, the Family Refresh Zone will be a laid-back area for weary art-goers to cool their heels. Featuring stroller parking area, phone charging station, refreshments, and art activity stations for kids and adults to enjoy. Additionally, the adjacent room 310 will be designated as a Nursing and Diaper Changing station. It will be outfitted with comfortable chairs, tables, and a phone charging station. A sink will be available.

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