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Things To Do in Newark, NJ
For six weeks, the Newark Black Film Festival provides the Garden State with some of the nation’s most definitive independent films. Hosted in the Newark Museum, this film festival showcases movies by emerging filmmakers, writers and directors that focus on the both past and contemporary experiences and concerns of African Americans.
The beautiful stone house and museum, known as Hermitage House, has born witness to many historically significant people and events over the centuries. More than 10,000 people visit this historic home annually for fun, history-themed events, special exhibitions and hands-on activities. Come hear its stories and learn about New Jersey and America’s past.
It’s hard to miss the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart as you explore downtown Newark. This French Gothic-styled cathedral features more than 200 stained glass windows and 14 giant bells imported from Italy. The fourth largest of its kind in North America, this cathedral is not only a beautiful architectural attraction but also a performance venue for several choirs and symphonies.