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Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) welcomes all visitors to our green and safe, musically rich neighborhood. Below you will find what exist in the historical Lincoln Park District.

Additionally, we encourage ‘you’ to further explore the amenities that can be experienced in the City. To acquaint your selves with the appealing offerings that are available, click on the Official City of Newark Visitors Guide to discover the vibrancy that exists in this diverse and dynamic destination.

Galleries

City Without Walls

6 Crawford Street
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.622.1188
e: info@cwow.org
f: 973.622.2941

City Without Walls (cWOW) is an urban gallery of emerging art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art.

City Without Walls is New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit alternative art space, in continuous operation in the City of Newark since 1975. Its two-fold mission offers career development opportunities to new and emerging artists, while providing the public a chance to understand and enjoy challenging contemporary art. We operate a professional fine art gallery that showcases the work of over 100 emerging artists per year in 10 to 14 on-site, off-site, online and traveling exhibitions.
cwow.org/us/

 

Performing Arts / Entertainment

Newark Symphony Hall

1020 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
Box Office: 1030 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm • Saturday 10am – 3pm
P: 973.643.8014

Newark Symphony Hall enjoys a long and rich cultural history as New Jersey’s oldest and largest showcase for the arts, education and entertainment programming. This multi-facility edifice was built by the Shriners, a Masonic order, in 1925 and known as the Salaam Temple. The façade is quite imposing with its massive Ionic columns and the interior is elegant with its sculpted marble designs with gold-leaf ornamentation in the Greek and Egyptian styles.
www.newarksymphonyhall.org

Children Performing Arts Academy

Newark Symphony Hall
1020 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
P: 973.643.8014

Newark Boys Chorus School

1016 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.621.8900

NBCS is an independent school, founded in 1969, for youngsters between the ages of 9 and 14 (grades 4 through 8), and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. School facilities are located at 1016 Broad Street, in downtown Newark, and are easily accessible by car and public transportation.
newark-boys-chorus-school.net

Newark School of the Arts

89 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.624.0133

Newark School of the Arts (NSA) provides high-level training in the performing and visual arts. Since 1968, the school has offered instruction for everyone with an interest in the arts regardless of age, talent and financial resources. NSA is a family and community oriented school that has served 38,000 individuals since its inception, and provides education for 500 students each week.

The school serves children from age four to senior citizen through long-term sequential training that often contributes to lifelong learning and professional careers in the arts.
www.newarkschoolofthearts.org

 

Historical

Newark Symphony Hall

1020 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
Box Office: 1030 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm • Saturday 10am – 3pm
P: 973.643.8014

Dryden Mansion

59 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102

2007 marked the complete renovation of the Dryden Mansion, Newark’s most elegant event venue and center for Foundations and Non-Profit Organizations. This exquisite 13,000 sq. ft. historic mansion has been magnificently restored to its former glory and transformed to a four-story office and event venue. It boasts an elegant three floor central winding stair-case, beautiful tiffany inspired stained glass, intricate hand carved molding and fireplaces, lustrous parquet floors, high ceilings and much more. Recognized by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee the Dryden Mansion offers full amenities to organizations such as conference rooms and full catering facilities.
crawfordstreetpartners.com

 

Lincoln Park

South Park Presbyterian Church

1035 Broad Street and Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102

South Park Presbyterian Church edifice symbolizes the rise, fall, and rebirth of Newark. Born as a church for the affluent descendents of Pilgrims, it became a homeless shelter. Now being renovated, the South Park Presbyterian Church may again serve Newark as a museum, performance space, honoring the achievements of African-Americans.

The South Park Presbyterian Church is one of New Jersey’s finest Greek Revival churches. The church uses a conventional church floor plan, but its grand Nova Scotia limestone façade is unusually well-made. Its ornamental structures copied from the “Choragic Monument of Lysicrates,” in Athens, Greece. South Park Presbyterian Church
differs from the original choragic monument in that they used Ionic columns, rather than Corinthian ones. Also, the South Park Church’s towers have a second level.

The church was designed by John (not Phillip) Welch, who had already made a name for himself among Newark Presbyterians with his design of the High Street Presbyterian Church. The cornerstone was laid in October 1853 and the church was finished in February 1855. The cost was $27,000.

After the South Park Church Welch designed the orphanage on High Street that is now the administration building for NJIT

The interior of the church was lavish, yet restrained. There was a marble baptism font, a domed ceiling, and columns with gilded capitals. Later on, an organ was installed.

As some readers may know, what is now Lincoln Park was originally called South Park. After the Civil War, many cities named things for the slain president. Newark decided to attach Lincoln’s name to this particular place because on February 21st, 1861 Lincoln had spoken from the steps of the South Park Church.

Despite its well-to-do area, the South Park Church was not the high society church in Newark (neighbor Franklin Murphy was not a member) Indeed, the South Park Church had a reputation for being one of the more political of Newark Presbyterian Churches. South Park members were active in campaigns against horse racing and against alcohol. In the Twentieth century the South Park Church distinguished itself for inviting black ministers to preach.

In March of 1909, the Contemporary Club was founded in the South Park Church. The Contemporary Club was, for many years, Newark’s largest woman’s club. It sponsored campaigns to improve hygiene in the city and build a home for the mentally retarded. It also paid for the city’s Christmas tree.

Over the years, Newark was home to fewer and fewer Presbyterians. The neighborhood of Lincoln Park itself became institutional and then decrepit. After the riots, in 1974, the Presbytery of Newark leased the building to an organization led by J.W. Parrot called the Lighthouse Temple. Although it was a Pentecostal congregation, the Lighthouse Temple was more famous for providing for hundreds of homeless people. The Lighthouse Temple had its own “mall” on the sidewalks of Clinton Avenue where the indigent could browse racks of old clothing. Reverend Parrot bragged that “All you have to say is ‘the church that feeds the poor’ – that’s even better than the address.”

In 1988/1989 the Presbyterian Church of New Jersey found that the old South Park Church was structurally unsound. It reluctantly ordered the Lighthouse Temple out. Reverend Parrot resisted, but eventually an alternative site was found in a former halal slaughterhouse (that in turn, was an old factory). The Lighthouse Temple still exists at 499 Market Street.

The vacant South Park Church did not collapse, but it did burn in a nighttime fire in 1992. After the fire, the Church’s remains were leveled except for its frontal facade.
newarkhistory.com/southpark.html

Schools

Adelaide L Sanford Charter School

53 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.297.1275

The mission of the Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School is to ensure that young people in Newark reach their highest educational potential through a standards based curriculum; a school culture of achievement and a continuous improvement; and a nurturing environment – all of which will enable our students to become Newark’s future leaders and core professionals.
alscs.org

Lady Liberty Academy Charter School

23 Pennsylvania Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.623.9005
f: 973.623.4088

The Lady Liberty Academy faculty is dedicated to a mission that calls on teachers to grow and empower students to create and fulfill their dreams:

“To have all children be active learners who participate in constructing knowledge and understanding; and provide them with the necessary resources and learning opportunities so they can transform their thoughts into concrete tools that can be used to shape and control their environment.”

Our school mission enables both staff members and students alike to work towards their full potential each day. Students strive for excellence, grow and develop in a positive, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere. In this way, everyone experiences success as well as develop an intrinsic love for life-long learning. LLACS seeks to provide a high performing Science, Math and Technology school for its students.
ladylibertyacademycs.org

Newark Community Educators Charter School

17-19 Crawford Street
Newark NJ 07102
P: 973.732.3848

Newark Educators’ Community Charter School is a rigorous learning community that supports students’ academic, social and personal growth. Student achievement is measured by New Jersey State tests, writing portfolios, on-going reading and math assessments, and social studies and science projects that demonstrate their academic progress. Students learn to be critical thinkers who achieve a solid foundation of skills and knowledge. We actively promote the tolerance and appreciation of human diversity through school-wide program programming. Our staff works with every student to develop the confidence to confront challenges as a foundation for personal and academic success in high school and beyond.
newarkeducators.org/index.html

Newark Boys Chorus School

1016 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.621.8900

NBCS is an independent school, founded in 1969, for youngsters between the ages of 9 and 14 (grades 4 through 8), and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. School facilities are located at 1016 Broad Street, in downtown Newark, and are easily accessible by car and public transportation.
newark-boys-chorus-school.net

Churches

Christ Church Newark

Pastor Gerald Whitaker
27 Lincoln Park, Newark, New Jersey
P: 973.484.0200
www.christchurchnewark.org

La Vid Verdadera – The True Vine

Pastor Roberto Comesanas
27 Lincoln Park, Newark, New Jersey 07102
P: 973.483.7837
www.espadadedosfilos.com

Organizations

Citizen Schools

421 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102-2419
P: 973.732.3888
citizenschools.org

Newark Charter School Fund

59 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102-2356
P: 973.733.2285
ncsfund.org

SEIU – Local 617

452 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
P: 973.643.8080
www.seiulocal617.org

New Careers Project

45 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.621.6001
F: 973.621.7001
njisj.org

CURA Inc. – Newark

35 Lincoln Park, PO Box 180
Newark, New Jersey New Jersey
P: 201.622.3570
curainc.org

Integrity House

103 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.623.0600
integrityhouse.org

NAACP Newark Branch

69 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102-2303
P: 973.624.6400
www.naacp.org

 

Restaurants

Grill Plus

30 West Kinney Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
P: 973.558.5280

Businesses

Medina Citi

456 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
P: 973.732.0123
www.medinaciti.com

God Bless the Child Productions

460 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
P: 908.444.8323
www.bhurt.com

Whit PR

458 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
P: 908.913.0638
www.whitpr.com

FemWorks

59 Lincoln Park
Newark, New Jersey
P: 973.494.9705
www.femworksllc.com

Lotus Yoga Newark/Lotus in Action

460 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
P: 973.783.5060
www.lotusyoganewark.com

Night Life

Allure Lounge

415 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
P: 973.424-a9700

LeandroArts Design Studio