Tomorrow's Stars Tonight Gala
6:00 PM18:00

Tomorrow's Stars Tonight Gala

Newark School of the Arts

Tomorrow’s Stars Tonight

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:00 pm


Newark Museum

49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

Festive Business Attire

Complimentary On-site Parking


Artistic Honoree, Ray Chew

Award-winning Music Director;

Music Director, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Corporate Partner, Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey


Natalie McKenzie

Elois Gwendolyn Rogers-Phillips, MD

Denarra Simmons


For more information or with questions, call Carmen Santos-Robson (973) 642-0133 or Erica Renz (973) 671-8554

Thank you to our Sponsors

Leadership Level

Kathy and Mark Grier

Benefactor Level

Ray and Vivian Chew

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center/RWJBarnabas Health

Patron Level

Inter-Atlantic Management Services, LLC

McCarter & English, LLP

Newark School of the Arts is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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NJ Composers Concert
6:00 PM18:00

NJ Composers Concert

The Garden State has produced great talent. Explore the music from composers that have won Grammys, Pulitzer Prizes and more. Performers are Grier Conservatory students and faculty from the Newark School of the Arts. The event will be followed by a reception.

To purchase your tickets, please follow the link below:

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A Family Concert by the Harlem Chamber Players
12:00 PM12:00

A Family Concert by the Harlem Chamber Players

Join us on the day of our “Bring A Friend” as we collaborate with the Harlem Chamber Players to present a Family Concert including Ashley Jackson (harp), Julietta Curenton (flute) and Amadi Azikiwe (viola). This peformance has become an annual mainstay of the partnership between NSA and the HCP and we strongly encourage all of our families to enjoy these wonderful performers.

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4:00 PM16:00


Department presents the culmination of an entire semester's hard work. Come share this experience as we display our talents to a jazzy rendition of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, featuring music of Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington's Orchestra, as well as the a capella holiday sounds of Penatonix and other artists. Advance tickets are on sale now at the school: $12.00 adults and $7.00 for children under the age of 13. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the performance, one hour before the show for $15.00 and $10.00  

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1:00 PM13:00

Jeffrey Carollo and Frank Calabrese Music Scholarship Auditions

Sunday, November 11 @ 3PM - 6PM!

Newark School of the Arts (New Hall) - 89 Lincoln Park 

The Jeffrey Carollo and Frank Calabrese Music Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for students ages 18 and under, from New Jersey, to study classical music privately at Newark School of the Arts

Lessons are offered in voice, piano,strings,woodwinds and select brass. Students take classes in music theory and have performance opportunities though the year.


Contact Patricio Molina, Associate Director, Conservatory Division at Newark School of the Arts.

Call 862.414.4407 or email

Generous support of this program is provided by the MCJ Amelior Foundation.

Additional support for this program is provided by the Harold I. & Faye B. Liss Foundation

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12:00 PM12:00

The Transcendental Power of Music

Our conservatory director, Patricio Molina will be giving a talk about music as it trascends and evolves over time and will be giving a few examples during this lecture. As part of his Master’s thesis, Patricio’s approach and perspectives will help students, music teachers, composers, performers, and music lovers everywhere understand and appreciate music from a new perspective.

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12:00 PM12:00

Credibility Capital Welcoming Event at The Hahne Building

Newark School of the Arts is happy and proud to be part of the welcoming activities for Credibility Capital, a new company that recently moved to Hahne' Building in Newark. Students from the conservatory and faculty will take part in the opening on November 8 with performances proudly showcasing the reason why Credibility Capital chose Newark as their new home. The unparalleled artistic energy of Newark will be in full display.

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A Masterclass with Seymour Bernstein
2:00 PM14:00

A Masterclass with Seymour Bernstein

On Sunday October 28, 2pm - 6pm

Meet Seymour Bernstein: From his humble beginnings of growing up in the Weequahic section of Newark, NJ, this 91 year old virtuoso pianist is a true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. We're fortunate enough to have him here with us this month as he will be teaching a piano masterclass, and then will present 

Seymour: An Introduction. A wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend and famous actor, Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment. A "poignant guide to life" (Indiewire) and an engaging exploration on the dedication, perseverance, and fortitude essential to creating both art and a rewarding life, that will leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

This is all followed by a Q&A session with the legend himself.

Tickets are available at our office or online at our online store.

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A Night of Music and Dance at Teacher's Village
5:30 PM17:30

A Night of Music and Dance at Teacher's Village

We’re glad to be partnering with Ron Beit and the RBH Group to provide a night of performing arts showcasing local talent at Teacher’s Village. Come have some food, refreshing cocktails and be entertained by some of our very own, homegrown, best and brightest stars! This will be a great way for everyone to network and get connected more deeply within our neighborhood and for our stars to shine!

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Look Who's Cooking
2:00 PM14:00

Look Who's Cooking

“Look Who’s Cooking”

October 14th, 2pm to 4pm

at Bethany Baptist church, 275 W Market St Newark, NJ 07103

The Friends of NSA organization presents the "Look Who's Cooking!" Twenty~Ninth Annual Fundraiser features men of distinction who have opened their hearts, and offered up their culinary specialties for an afternoon of excitement, elegance, goodwill and good FOOD!

This year, our own Inez McClendon will be honored for her contributions to "Look Who's Cooking" for the past 30 years.

The Friends of the Newark School of the Arts are honored to participate in the 50 years of NSA

Tickets are $25.00 for Adults ~ $10.00 per children under 10 years of age 

Robert Simmons at 973.736.5516

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Newark School of the Arts 50th Anniversary Reunion Celebration
to Oct 10

Newark School of the Arts 50th Anniversary Reunion Celebration

Help us shine the spotlight on our gifted students and talented alumni as the Newark School of the Arts marks its 50th Anniversary with a very special occasion at 6:00 pm on October 9th, 2018 at Nanina’s In the Park (540 Mill Street in Belleville, NJ).

The event for friends, family, faculty, and supporters will serve as a celebratory gathering marking the School’s latest milestone while providing our young performers and past students with an opportunity to showcase their artistic skills to their peers and the community.

Many students at the School are from low-income households. Your contribution today will allow the School to host this event for students and others at a price that they can afford, and the event will help raise additional funds for needed scholarship aid.

Thanks to a generous early sponsorship gift, we’re already a third of the way toward our goal. Now we need your support to make sure everyone can participate! We welcome gifts of any size and are offering additional sponsorship opportunities to recognize our most generous donors.

Ambassador - $250

• Name on sponsor page in printed program

• One guest ticket to the Reunion Celebration

Hero - $500 all of the above plus:

• Eighth-page display in the printed program

• Link from Reunion Celebration Website page

• 2 guest tickets to Reunion Celebration

Champion - $1,000 all of the above plus:

• Quarter Page display in the printed program

• 4 guest tickets to the Reunion Celebration

Trailblazer - $5,000 all of the above plus:

• Opportunity for Banner Display at the Reunion Celebration

• Name/logo on event flyers distributed to individuals, local businesses/key locations

• Half page display in the printed program

• Verbal announcements of sponsorship during the evening's event

• 6 guest tickets to the Reunion Celebration

Superstar - $10,000 all of the above plus:

• Full Page display in the printed program

• 10 guest tickets to the Reunion Celebration


For more information about the Reunion Celebration:

· Call Sherrie Thaler or Carmen Santos Robson at (973) 642-0133

· or email or

Social Media: Spread the word #NSArts50ReunionCelebration

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Newark Arts Festival @ NSA
6:30 PM18:30

Newark Arts Festival @ NSA

Newark Arts Festival celebrates the rich diversity of the city’s expanding arts scene and welcomes the world to experience an exciting array of artist exhibitions, forums, studio tours, performances, mural excursions, screenings, children’s events and more.

Newark Arts mission is powering the arts to transform the lives of those who work, live and play in the great city of Newark, New Jersey. Established in 1981, Newark Arts was created to advance and expand the resources and offerings of arts and cultural organizations in the great city of Newark, New Jersey. Newark Arts provides leadership, direction, and technical assistance through partnerships with Newark’s many artists, arts administrators, community organizations, community development corporations, planning groups, economic development agencies, and government agencies as well as the general public.

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to Jul 26


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Summer with Shakespeare in the Lot.

SESSION I & II Program Includes:

Theater (Acting), Movement (Dance), Singing, Shakespeare History, Costumes (Design), Set Design, Camp T-Shirt and a performance of an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream open to the community on the last day of camp. Children will work and learn from a team of trained theater professionals and educators who are dedicated to performing arts and educational outreach. 


Program Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM  $250.00/Session

Electives: 3:00 pm to 5:00 PM $100/Session

Students will be grouped by age and theatre experience if any.  All activities are modified for the particular age groups.

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to Jul 12

Summer Dance Intensive Begins


This TWO-week summer program is designed for dance students age 8-17. The session will concentrate on strengthening the dancer’s technique with daily classes in its various forms, through practice, discussion, and observation. Students will: practice Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, and Jazz Dance techniques, as well as Hip-Hop, African Dance, explore, learn choreography an perform in a presentation at the end of the program.  OPEN TO GRADES 2 to 12

June 27th to July 12th, 2018

M-Th 9 to 5 and Friday 9 to 1

Program Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM,  $250.00/Week

Electives: 3:00 pm to 5:00 PM,   $100/Week

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