OCTOBER 12–15, 2017

Open Doors Info

About

Over one weekend, the 16th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival will explode with an awe-inspiring array of exhibits, screenings, workshops, artist talks, performances, readings, open houses and more! More than 8,000 participants, 200 artists and 45+ tours and exhibitions at 100 open studios will combine to showcase visual, performing, and literary art. Open Doors is a program of Newark Arts.

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.

Festival Map

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Getting Here

Start your Open Doors experience at our Official Open Doors Reception Center headquartered at the Greater Newark Visitors and Convention Bureau.

 

OPEN DOORS RECEPTION CENTER

at the Greater Newark Visitors and Convention Bureau

58 Park Place

Newark, NJ 07102

 

HOURS

Wednesday, October 11th 10am-7pm

Thursday, October 12th 10am-7pm

Friday, October 13th 10am-7pm

Saturday, October 14th 10am-7pm

Sunday, October 15th 10am-3pm

 

DIRECTIONS

FROM THE NORTH:

I-95 S toward George Washington Br/Upper Level (Crossing into New Jersey).

Merge onto I-95 S/New Jersey Tpke S (Portions toll).

Merge onto I-280 W via EXIT 15W toward Newark/Kearny (Portions toll).

Take the NJ-21 S exit, EXIT 15A, toward Newark/ARENA/IRONBOUND/Downtown ARTS.

Turn left onto McCarter Hwy/NJ-21.

Turn right onto Raymond Blvd.

Take the 2nd right onto Park Place.

Arrive at 58 Park Place, Newark, NJ.

 

FROM THE SOUTH:

Merge onto New Jersey Tpke N (Portions toll).

Merge onto NJ-81 N via EXIT 13A toward Newark Airport/Elizabeth Seaport (Portions toll).

NJ-81 N becomes US-1 (LOCAL) N/US-9 N/Pulaski Skwy N.

Take McCarter Hwy/NJ-21 toward US-22/Newark/Downtown.

Turn left onto Raymond Blvd.

Take the 2nd right onto Park Place.

Arrive at 58 Park Place, Newark, NJ.

 

MASS TRANSIT:

Hop in a taxi or ride share from Newark Penn Station to 58 Park Place.

 

By Bus

Bolt Bus https://www.boltbus.com/

Mega Bus https://us.megabus.com/

Greyhound https://www.greyhound.com/

 

By Train

NJ Transit http://www.njtransit.com

PATH http://www.panynj.gov/path

Amtrak https://www.amtrak.com

 

Where to Stay

Hotel Indigo Newark

810 Broad Street

Newark, NJ

973-242-0065  

 


Hilton Hotel Newark Penn Station

1048 Raymond Blvd

Newark, NJ

973-622-5000  

 


Marriott Courtyard Newark Downtown

858 Broad Street

Newark, NJ

973-848-0070  

 

 


Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel

50 Park Place

Newark, NJ

973-622-1000

 


Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Visit one of our other Greater Newark Area hotels.

Just head over to Newark Happening and BOOK NOW for the 16th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival.

Where to Eat

THURSDAY

October 12, 2017

University Heights

Restaurants
Munchies by Antonio
Intrinsic Café
Ramen Gami
Smash Burger at NJIT
Pizza Hut

FRIDAY

October 13, 2017

Market Street

Restaurants
Dinosaur BBQ
Mercato Tomato Pie
Redd’s Biergarten
Novelty Burger
Suite 304
Fafjr’s
Edison Ale House
Taste Venue
Famous Cocktail Lounge
The Ainsworth Newark

SATURDAY

October 14, 2017

Halsey Street
End-to-End

Restaurants – Halsey North
Café Carol
27 Mix
Freetown Café
Burger Walla
Green Chic Pea
Harvest Table
Mocha Cafe Lounge
The Halal Guys
Qdoba
Blaze Pizza
Wok To Walk
Starbucks
Grabba Green
Fukurow
MiGente
Nizi Sushi
McGovern’s Tavern
Z Grill
Uptown Grill
Robert’s Pizza
La Cocina
Queens Pizza
Halsey Street Deli
Central Diner
Barcade
Deluxe Diner
Black Swan Expresso
Ono Grinds Poke

Restaurants – Halsey South
Just Fish Cafe
Vonda’s Kitchen
La Rouge
Hobby’s
Gratto Bistro
Chateau Spain
Soul Food Chess House
Allure Lounge
Sugar Daddy’s

SUNDAY

October 15, 2017

Gateway/Ironbound

Restaurants
Ferry St
Jimenez Tobacco Lounge
Hell’s Kitchen
Burger Bound
McWhorter BBQ
Francesa’s Pizza & Pasta
Cotidiano Café
BURG
Maize Restaurant

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