Top 20 Events to do in Newark for June 2016
06/03/2016 - 10:01 AM | by Newark Pulse

Top 20 Events to do in Newark for June 2016

There are nearly 350 events in June (and growing) throughout the city so choosing twenty is a feat, but here are some of our top highlights. Check out our calendar - the largest in the city - with almost (for the few missed) every event in the city all in one place!

Walk to the River Day 2016

June 4: Walk to the River & River Day

Meet the active citizens of Newark at City Hall, make a sign and walk to the Riverfront chanting and singing songs! Riverfront Park will then be alive with performances, music, fitness classes and so much more. Make a day of it with the whole family.
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Lower Broadway Live 2016

June 4: Lower Broadway Live

Lower Broadway launches a new monthly series bringing to life Lower Broadway first Saturdays of the month. This first month will be a Latin Dance Party. The first hour will be a dance tutorial by Smiling David's Dance Studio.
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Newark Fire Muster and Parade

June 5: Fire Muster & Parade

The streets of downtown Newark will be painted red with fire trucks new and old parading. Newark Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band will be on-site and children (both young and old) can inspect fire trucks and pose for pictures after the trucks take their place on Washington Street. 
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Free trekker classes

June 7-21: TreeKeeper Classes

Work on your green thumb with three TreeKeeper Classes put together by the NJ Tree Foundation. Classes are FREE for Newark residents and will take place at the Weequahic Park Field House. Learn Basic Tree Biology, Tree Planting and Pruning, and learn about the Watershed. Take all three and become a Newark Certified TreeKeeper! 
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Portuguese Festival

June 10-12: Portuguese Festival

Let the Sangria flow and sardines hit the grill as the Portuguese festival returns to Ferry Street for their annual feast. Festivities include children's activities, vendors, music and of course food. 
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June 11: Rock the Block Art Block Party

It's festival season for Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District - The Art Block Party includes clean-up, unveiling of a new mural, live art, live DJ's and performances. Donate your old kicks for Newark's Needy and create your own sustainable recycled art. 
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Aferro's Fundraising Night

June 11: Gallery Aferro's Super 8

For $25 attend and support Gallery Aferro. For entry fee get specialty cocktails, craft beer, delicious food, silent auction of local, established and emerging artists, music, live performances all while supporting a gallery that hosts markets, artist residencies, publications, education programs, public art initiatives, and an ongoing expansion!
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Mondays: Watch a Kickball Game

Visit Military Park on Mondays and watch the fun yet competitive NEW adult kickball league. Cheer on your favorite team or just enjoy watching the game with a beer in hand from Burg!
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June 18: Hunt for Wild Juneberries

Forage through Branch Brook Park with "Wildman" Steve Brill and his 11-year-old foraging expert daughter, Violet! The free walking tour is a popular one so reserve your spot in advance. 
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June 18: Jazz Meets Dayton Street

Celebrating the sweet sounds of Jazz and music that filled the air in Newark by such greats as Sarah Vaughan, Wayne Shorter, Melba Moore, James Moody and Newark's own Antoinette Montague.  Celebrate Juneteenth and the spirit of freedom and continued renewal for this great city.
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June 18: COHME Music Festival

For all the house heads, enjoy a day of house music for 8 hours at Weequahic Park as a prelude to the Lincoln Park Music Festival.
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Kizomba at Riverfront 2016

June 18: Kizomba Dance Party

Join Newarkers David Campos & Guida Rei at Riverfront Park to learn the latest partner dancing style that is taking the world by storm, KIZOMBA! Learn the basics and then stay for the dance party!
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Brick City Solstice

June 19: Brick City Solstice Yoga

Newark Yoga Movement brings the community together for the second Summer Solstice Yoga for Father's Day. Help them get their goal of 350 participants in celebration of Newark's 350th Anniversary. 
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Newark Architecture tour

Thursdays: Newark Architecture Tours

New to the Military Park summer schedule are free architecture tours downtown starting at Military Park. The tours are run by historians, artists, architects, students, and residents of Newark. 
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June 25: Woofstock 2016

Hell's Kitchen Lounge hosts Woofstock and their 9th Anniversary Party on the street with a fun way to benefit NJ animals in need! Meet local rescue organizations with adoptable dogs and cats from 12-4pm while enjoying live bands/dj's all day, craft beer, food and more!
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Index BBQ Fundraiser 2016

June 26: Index BBQ Fundraiser

Enjoy an intimate evening in the backyard of 27 Mix to benefit Index Art Center. $35 entry provides brews and wines, prepared foods off the grill including the famous Merkel burger and special prints made on site by the Newark Print Shop.
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What happen, Miss Simone - Black Film Festival

BONUS: Newark Black Film Festival Kickoff

Although the majority of the Newark Black Film Festival is in July, the film fest kicks off June 29 with "What Happened, Miss Simone?" and Mayor Ras Baraka as the speaker. 
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Download Summer guideThere are over 1000 events on our calendar for Summer 2016. We categorized it all and put it one handy document for your summer reading pleasure. Check out the guide, download it and share the link with your friends. Find the guide here

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