Newark Symphony Hall receives $2.75M to support capital improvements, programming

Newark Symphony Hall receives $2.75M to support capital improvements, programming

NEWARK, NJ — Continuing an upward trajectory for the 1920s-era performing arts center as it approaches a century of existence, Newark Symphony Hall announced Aug. 30 that it has received a combined $2.75 million in donations from Prudential Financial and the Mellon Foundation. Prudential contributed $2 million to NSH as part of the performing arts […]

Newark Symphony Hall announces summer 2022 program lineup

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, the largest black-led arts and entertainment venue in the state, announced its summer 2022 lineup of events and performances, including monthly soul line dancing with WBLS 107.5’s Superhero DJ Jon Quick and legendary instructor Kenny J, which begins on Friday, June 10, and is free for the first month. […]

Newark Symphony Hall hosts 15th annual Ms. Philippines Pageant

Newark Symphony Hall hosts 15th annual Ms. Philippines Pageant

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue, hosted the 15th annual Ms. Philippines Pageant on Saturday, March 19, marking the venue’s first in-person event of the year.  An intercollegiate event presented by Rutgers–Newark’s Filipino Student Association and Fordham University’s Filipinos of LC Offering Welcome, the pageant showcases empowered […]

Fireside chat with Tina Knowles Lawson to premiere on NWK-TV on Feb. 28

Fireside chat with Tina Knowles Lawson to premiere on NWK-TV on Feb. 28

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue, has announced that the exclusive fireside chat with Tina Knowles Lawson it hosted last fall is broadcasting on NWK-TV, as well as streaming on NSH’s Facebook and YouTube pages, on Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. Lawson, famed designer, philanthropist and co-founder […]

Newark Symphony Hall hires Sabin as director of communications, social impact

Newark Symphony Hall hires Sabin as director of communications, social impact

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue, has hired former South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education member Chris Sabin as its first director of communications and social impact. Sabin brings with him more than two decades of experience engaging people and advocating for better outcomes. His experience includes management […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

Newark Symphony Hall announces bi-coastal presentation of ‘Black Terror’

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue, has announced Yendor Theatre Company as its first company-in-residence. YTC’s first production with the venue will be Richard Wesley’s “Black Terror,” co-produced by WACO Theater Center, which is based out of Los Angeles’ North Hollywood neighborhood. The production will be directed […]

Newark official elected board chairperson at Newark Symphony Hall

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue, has announced that Newark Arts and Cultural Affairs Director fayemi shakur has been elected chairperson of the hall’s 19-member board of directors. At NSH, shakur will provide strategic fundraising and programming counsel on community programs, virtual events and ongoing racial justice […]