Each month, Newark First Fridays will continue to showcase emerging artists, makers, artisan food vendors, musicians, and uniquely talented performers. Seeking to empower equitable business and exposure to Newark as a complete city.


**The Downtown Marketplace (the hub of the festival) and most events are free or at a reduced/affordable admission rate.

Have an event you'd like to promote or concept, idea we can build on, perhaps just wnat to volunteer? Send us an email newarkfirstfridays(@)gmail.com

Galleries & Official Stops

Explore our partners and city monthly. Have an offering? APPLY.

Yoga Sessions • TBA

    Join us for yoga, in or just outsidei> house, each month hosted by one of our yoga partners! Don't forget to bring your yoga mat. Have extra yoga mats you'd like donate? Please message us.>
Mziz Afro-Caribbean Eats • 11am - 6pm
    Mzizi is a modern West African & Caribbean Fusion restaurant in Newark, NJ. Come check them out!
Bragman's Deli • 11am - 6:30pm
    Seeks to be a part of the fabric of the city and the neighborhood we are continuing to build. It is about being a cool spot with fresh and tasty food.
Brick City Comedy Revue
    Brick City Comedy Revue hosted by Justin Williams May is the 6th anniversary of the show!
Photo Lunch Party
    With Dolo Foto
Newark First Fridays Bike Tour
    Led by Girls on Bikes + Brick City Bike Collective
    Save the date(s) as we obervse the recommendations for our movement.
    Bike rentals provided by Newark Community Cyclng Collective • More informetion TBA
Akwaaba Gallery
    Newest gallery breaking with tradition of being housed Downtown Akwaaba not alone brings a breath of freshness to Newark's art institutions, but to the West Ward as well.
Art & Artifacts of Newark • 1pm - 8pm
    A pop-up gallery/shop created by M.Gosser as part of a curatorial residency with Index Art Center. Extended hours for Newark First Fridays.

And MORE...

Official Bike Tour — Monthly

Led by Girls on Bikes + Brick City Bike Collective • Meetup at 5:30

Photo Lunch Party — May 3, National Bike Month

Dolo Foto will take your portrait (3 shots) with up to three backdrops • Noon — 2PM @ Shine Portrait Studio

Favorite FREE Comedy Show, Now Each FIRST FRIDAY

Hosted by Justin Williams • Show Starts at 8PM

Sponsor & Support

Interested in being a sponsor and/or supporter of this special event that aims to attract thousands each month? We welcome your inquiry about sponsoring the event. Please feel free to email us at newarkfirstfridays(@)gmail.com.

Made possible by over 70 individual contributions, including Special Contributors: Ivan Quan, Vincent Randolph, Kathryn Markel, Flisadam Pointer, Andrew Teheran and our sponsors like:

Community Arts Partner

Beverage Sponsor

LOCAL Business Sponsor


Special Thanks To

Early supportor, Mayor Ras Baraka and the Office of Special Projects

Brick City Live with $750 in matching funds during our inurgural season!
Over $1700 in 3 days.

Support Newark First Fridays =
Supporting Newark

We strive to be a premier arts experience as the epicenter for the community and guests to come together to celebrate, sustain & support the arts.

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Newark First Fridays manages the plaform and market for First Fridays, but each venue curates their own space. If you are interested in exhibiting at a participating gallery/creative space, please contact the venue directly to learn more about their selection process.

To view a list of participating open spaces, click here.



Vending Space: 10'ft x 10'ft' spaces - prices range from $50 to $65, depending the service/product.
*Nonprofits starting at $25.

Registration Opens:

Every Tuesday following Newark First Fridays

Payment Deadlines:

• Vendor fees due two weeks before each Newark First Fridays to be included in monthly marketing campaign
• Vending spaces are assigned on "first come, first reserved" basis

NFFr is for artisans, creatives, food vendors, and makers to sell their work and wares to the community!

Click a Category Below to Apply ! :

Arts / Makers / Hand-Crafted VendorsFood & Beverage VendorsStaged Performances
Street Performances / Art InstallationsNon-Profit Information & ServicesVOLUNTEER

Have more questions? Check the VENDOR FAQs

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