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Newark Arts Celebrates Ellen Lambert

Newark Arts recently celebrated the life and career of Ellen Lambert, recently retired Chief Diversity Officer of PSEG, President of PSEG Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and Culture at a festive fundraiser in Newark.

The venue was transformed into a sculpture garden featuring a specially-commissioned energy-powered work by lighting artist Sunil Garg. The one-of-a-kind fundraising event highlighted Lambert’s career as an advocate for women, underserved populations, social investment and the arts.

“What an honor it was to be recognized as a champion for diversity both in the corporate sector and in the arts,” Lambert said. “I am quite pleased to have been a part of this exciting event to raise much needed dollars to support the arts community in Newark.”

Funds raised will help sustain the non-profit’s efforts to support community-driven initiatives. The organization is well-known for the Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, an annual fall tour of public and private art spaces, studios and galleries across the city.

Newark Arts has awarded over $500,000 in grants to neighborhood individuals and local organizations through the ArtStart program. Newark Arts is also the incubator of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable, a strategic alliance of 80+ arts education stakeholders, who ensure that Newark early learners and students have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities.

When asked to reflect on the event, Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson said, “There is no more deserving honoree than Ellen Lambert. Her career is a testament to the power of diversity, and Newark Arts has always been at the forefront of diversity in the arts.”

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NJPAC Women's Association

NJPAC Women’s Association Spring Luncheon

#HipNJ spent a lovely afternoon at the NJPAC Women’s Association Annual Luncheon. An annual favorite, the event is a truly unique experience hosting over 500 prominent and high profile women business leaders and philanthropists from the NJ metro area onstage for lunch on-stage at Prudential Hall.

This year’s keynote address was given by Mikki Taylor, editor, speaker, author and proud “Brick City girl!” She shared messages of empowerment and strength from her new book, Editor in Chic: How to Style and Be Your Most Empowered Self with host Michelle Miller of CBS News.

Here are some of the day’s highlights. For more, visit #HipNJ on Instagram and view our story from the day:

The day began with a networking reception and festive silent auction.

 

One of the event’s unique features were on-site professional headshots!

 

We enjoyed a healthy and delicious lunch before the program.

 

#HipNJ sat center stage for the afternoon’s keynote presentation with Mikki Taylor, editor, speaker, author and proud “Brick City girl!”

 

Just some of #HipNJ’s favorite women!

The First Edition of the Greater Newark Visitor Information Guide

The 1st Edition of the Greater Newark Visitor Information Guide is being prepared for a Fall 2018 release! The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau (GNCVB) has partnered with DMC Publishing to bring the publication to visitors and locals alike.

The guide will benefit domestic and international visitors getting to know the city of Newark and the greater Essex County region. It will be available in print and digital format and will include essential information about restaurants, bars, attractions, events and more. There will be an initial release estimated to number around 500,000 copies.

Victor Nicols, CEO of DMC Publishing, is excited about the opportunity to promote the city of Newark:

“The opportunity to work with the GNCVB on its Visitor’s Guide is a natural fit for us. It gives us both the opportunity to showcase the City of Newark and all the exciting development and initiatives that are transforming the community into a cutting edge 21st century metropolis.”

DMC Publishing is the parent company of the publication Newark Bound, a destination magazine for events, programs and activities in New Jersey’s largest city.

President and CEO of The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, Karin Aaron, is equally as excited about the collaboration:

“We are thrilled to be working with Publisher/CEO Victor Nichols and DMC Publishing…an established organization with over 30 years of experience promoting travel and leisure in the State of New Jersey. Victor and his team have a clear understanding of what makes Greater Newark and its environs a unique destination, and the importance of tourism to our local economy.”

Businesses wanting to be featured in the guide should contact Byron Clark, Director, Advancement and External Relations at byron@newarkhappening.com

For more information about the City of Newark and other great New Jersey communities, keep checking back to #HipNJ for more news and content.