Upcoming Newark PorchFest In Forest Hill Brings Arts Into The Community

A new generation of homeowners have taken up the mantle of making sure that the neighborhood is not a museum, but rather a living, multicultural community that embraces its diversity. 

Jackie Jay, president of the Forest Hill Community Association, noted how her organization not only hopes to create a paragon that shows the best aspects of Newark, New Jersey's largest city. It also wants to bring people together from all across North Jersey and beyond. 

"As citizens of the city, we are proud to sponsor a free and accessible event that invites the rest of the city to us," Jay said. "The wide range of artistic genres - all types of music, art, dance, and health and wellness activities - speaks to the diversity of this city and our surrounding communities and the importance of recognizing and celebrating the beauty of our differences and the common threads that bring us all together."

Newark PorchFest is sponsored by the Forest Hill Community Association, Essex County, NJ State Council On The Arts, Newark Arts, Clara Maass Medical Center, RWJ Barnabas Health, Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Prudential Financial, The Turrell Fund, ARJ Civic Association, Commercial District Services, The Mount Prospect Partnership, Greg Daniels and State Farm and The Newark Teachers Union. 

The free community-wide celebration of the arts on Saturday, which will include a kid's fest area and an array of food trucks, will benefit the New Jersey Symphony. The New Jersey Symphony is the state orchestra of New Jersey, performing classical subscription concert series and specials in six venues across the state. Its home base is the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is the heart of downtown Newark. 

A complimentary trolley service provided by the Essex County government will be available throughout the event. Guests can pick up an event guide and map at the intersection of Ballantine Parkway and Lake Street, or download a digital version from newarkporchfest.com

Forest Hill is easily accessible via Newark Light Rail using Bloomfield Ave., Davenport Ave., and Branch Brook Park Stations, as well as city bus lines. Street parking is also available on neighboring streets.

For more information, please visit newarkporchfest.com. Newark PorchFest can also be followed on Facebook and Instagram. 

Please click here for the Newark PorchFest event guide.

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