Preview: Halsey Festival 2016
09/04/2016 - 09:42 PM | by Newark Pulse

Preview: Halsey Festival 2016

This Thursday is Halsey Festival 2016. If you're on the facebook event page it's hard to keep track of all that is coming to the festival. Here's a concise guide to all being offered.

The Basics... Thursday, September 8 from 4:30-9:30pm on Halsey between Central and New Street.

Halsey Fest Sports


Most of the gaming can be found on New Street (between Halsey & Washington), but some are splattered through the festival

  • Red Bulls and their community party, Just One Soccer will have a soccer skills area. (free)
  • Coca Cola is testing your football skills (and for those that want to see the first NFL game of the season, it'll be on the big screen inside Burger Walla)
  • Miniature Golf sponsored by Barnes & Noble (free)
  • Free Skate on Bleeker St in front of stage (free)
  • Corn hole by Jimmy Johns (free)
  • Big sized Jenga by NJPAC (free)
  • Chess and board games by Military Park Partnership (free)

Interactive Arts


Get your hands dirty with activities 

  • Splatter Art presented by 50 Commerce Dental (free)
  • Make a mini Masterpiece by The Painters Palette (free)
  • Color and Create with Newark Arts Council (free)
  • Create your own scrub with Pooka (free)
  • DIY Jewelry with Artisan Collective (free)
  • Photo booth sponsored by Prudential and Mobile Portrait Studio by Aferro (free)
  • Make Your Own Terrarium with Fern & Fossil (fee)

Halsey Fest food


Come with an empty belly because there will be plenty to sample or buy at #HalseyFest

  • Falafel by Green Chicpea (free)
  • Hand-cut Fries by Burger Walla (free)
  • Blackeyed pea hummus, Curry chicken salad by FreeTown Cafe (free)
  • Sandwiches by Jimmy Johns (free) 
  • Qdoba selling queso & chips
  • Redd's Biergarten selling pretzels and sausages
  • 27 Mix selling lemonade, baked goods, chili and snacks
  • Plus meet Grabba Green - coming to Halsey soon

Halsey Fest Music


A mix of music, bands, rappers and performance for your listening pleasure

  • DJ Rey-Mo from Power 105.1 plus The Freq Show, DJ FME will be mixing it up
  • Jazz band with soul with Shy Hopkins and Re:Groove
  • Blaze the Rebel closes the night


Bring the kids for some unique and fun-filled activities

  • Car Seat checks by RUPD (free)
  • Bicycle Checks by AAA (free)
  • Dental checks by 50 Commerce Dental (free)
  • Art Activities by Newark Arts, 50 Commerce Dental, Painters Palette (free)
  • Miniature golf and sports activities


Prefer seeing rather than participating... lots on view at #HalseyFest

  • Check out creepy crawlers with Rutgers Biology Department
  • Potter's Wheel claymaking outside East West Gifts
  • Outdoor Glass blowing and inside Glass Roots
  • Get a front row seat to a Fashion Show with clothing by local Halsey area merchants

Halsey Festival is being brought to you by some local sponsors:

  • Rutgers-Newark
  • Edison Properties
  • Prudential 
  • Barnes & Noble
  • L+M
  • Councilman Osbourne

NOTE: Halsey Festival is co-sponsored by NewarkPulse

Want to get more updates and get even more info - check out the facebook page

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