Community Supported Agriculture in Newark: Nourishing Soil and People

By Evelyn Kalka “What is a CSA, and why should I care?” Fair question! Community Supported Agriculture, in its true form, is a way to produce nourishing and flavorful food that is financially feasible for farmers. Diverse, small to mid-scale, organic and regenerative farms have an uphill battle competing in today’s industrialized food system. You might call them the Don Quixotes of food production. To create … Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture in Newark: Nourishing Soil and People

Interview with Jo-el Lopez

Jo-el Lopez is a resident artist at Newark’s Gallery Aferro. His work has regularly appeared in Tri-state area exhibitions at The Bronx River Art Center, The Center for Contemporary Art (Bedminster), Rutgers University- Newark, New Jersey City University, Kean University, Rupert Raven Contemporary, and others. His work is also part of The Newark Museum of Art and The Zimmeri Museum of Art collections. The following … Continue reading Interview with Jo-el Lopez

Five Bike Rides Through Newark

By Sophie Ziner You’d love to ride your bike in Newark, you tell me, but you just don’t trust our drivers. Listen, I hear you. But cycling in Newark is less risky and more pleasant than you might think, with plenty of options for cyclists of varying abilities. And, while it’s absolutely true that Newark streets have their share of hostile suburbanites in SUVs flying … Continue reading Five Bike Rides Through Newark

Summer Nightlife Guide

By Justin Williams As COVID-19 vaccination rates steadily increase, it appears life might be returning to a “new normal” this summer. This means we can enter public spaces with increasing confidence and support some of Newark’s nightlife establishments that have suffered greatly as a result of the pandemic. For newcomers and people born and raised here alike, Newark’s nightlife scene(s) is a little less well-known … Continue reading Summer Nightlife Guide

Yaya Tea

By Sharon Adarlo One day in September, a woman dressed in a nondescript outfit walked out of Yaya Tea in Downtown Newark carrying two icy cold tumblers of bubble milk tea and seaweed-wrapped rice balls. With her college-aged daughter’s help, she unwrapped the plastic film around the rice ball and then proceeded to eat everything inside but the seaweed. Cooked rice bits were all over … Continue reading Yaya Tea

Dr. Funkenstein’s Newark

The 2014 autobiography of Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton is an engrossing journey through music history with plenty of tales of sex and a lot of drugs. The hilariously titled Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? also gives us an interesting view of Newark history from the 1950s-1970s (he also lived in Plainfield and Detroit). Here are some major passages … Continue reading Dr. Funkenstein’s Newark

Mixology: Uniiqu3

For years, Newark based DJ and producer Uniiqu3 has drawn national attention to Jersey Club music with regular features in major music publications such a Vice, Billboard, DJ Mag and Complex. She’s also played some of the biggest music festivals in the country, including Afropunk, Coachella and SXSW. Most recently, she was profiled by PBS in a short documentary on the origins, rise to prominence, … Continue reading Mixology: Uniiqu3