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The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival 2018

Martin Farawell, Director of The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, has announced that the festival is back and has a lot in store for us this year! Featuring literary legends, best selling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Academy of American Poet Chancellors, the festival is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all. The festival will be a four day event, taking place at the New
Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
and other venues in Newark’s Downtown Arts District on October 18th-21st.

The festival first began in 1986 at Waterloo Village in northern New Jersey. This is the fifth time that it will be taking place in Newark’s Downtown Arts District. The Dodge Festival celebrates poetry for four days straight, through readings, performances, and conversations. There will be over 150 events taking place throughout the four days, which will include Krista Tippett recording poet interviews for her Peabody Award-winning public radio show “On Being”

At this year’s festival, there will be numerous acclaimed poets giving featured readings and participating in the four-day event. These include former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Pulitzer Prize-winners Sharon Olds and Gregory Pardlo, as well as award-winning poets Sandra Cisneros, Sapphire, Eileen Myles, Ntozake Shange, Kwame Dawes, Alberto Ríos, David St. John, Henri Cole, Gregory Orr, Mary Ruefle and David Young

John Schreiber, President and CEO of NJPAC says, “Poetry is vitally important, in so many ways — not least because these days, poetry is the gateway to the arts for many young people. Poetry — whether in free verse, the bars of a rap song, or the structure of a sonnet — empowers teens to speak their heart and their truth.  And the only tools they need are a pencil and a passion to be heard. That’s why NJPAC is thrilled to welcome the Dodge Poetry Festival back to Newark this fall”. 

Be sure to check out the full program lineup on the Dodge Poetry Program’s website, as well as travel accommodations, poet bios, ticket info, and more!

weekend recap aug 3 - 5

HIPNJ’S WEEKEND RECAP: AUGUST 3-5

Planned on going to a few events this weekend but got too busy to attend them all? #HipNJ has got you covered in this weeks weekend recap!

just peachy festival

JUST PEACHY FESTIVAL – AUGUST 4 & 5

The weekend was filled with plenty of activities for kids, including a ride through the orchards on tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides, face painting, games and barnyard fun. On Sunday Aug. 5, Schafer’s Sports Center was there with an interactive tumbling fun area.

NJ CRAB FESTIVAL

NJ STATE CRAP FESTIVAL – AUGUST 4

The NJ State Crab Festival featured a block party atmosphere with “crabby” fun for the entire family! The festival included bushels of blue claw crabs, a beer garden, “must try” crabby bloody marys, vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race. “Parrotbeach,” a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, preformed as well. All proceeds earned went to Lunch with Lynch (#YouInspireKindness).

corn tomato and beer festival

Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival – August 4

The festival featured a beer garden serving local brews, live music, and food that highlights those famous Jersey tomatoes and corn. The event was a family friendly event for people of all ages featuring an expanded kids zone and free entertainment!

BELLA NYC MAGAZINE ANNUAL HAMPTONS WHITE PARTY

BELLA NYC MAGAZINE ANNUAL HAMPTONS WHITE PARTY – AUGUST 4

The event was hosted by Full House star Lori Loughlin who is also the Bella NYC Magazine August and July cover girl! A full 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales benefited the Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital‘s New Women and Children’s Center!

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO – AUGUST 5

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented the five-time GRAMMY-winning a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo – “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the world” – made a welcomed return to NJPAC.

DAVID DOBRIK & JASON NASH PREFORM VIEWS

DAVID DOBRIK & JASON NASH PREFORM VIEWS LIVE – AUGUST 4

Fresh off their Shorty Award win for Best Podcast, social media superstars David Dobrik (a 21-year-old youtube millionaire) and Jason Nash (a 40-something single dad with a successful vlog), came to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with a live version of their outrageous, top-rated Views. Fans came from all over the country just to watch this iconic duo, plus special guests, preform their show live and in person!

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents Theresa Caputo, the star of TLC’s Long Island Medium. She conducts interactive readings, answers questions, and shares personal stories about her life and gifts at the event. 

Theresa Caputo is a typical Long Island homemaker and mom, but with one very big difference. She can communicate with the dead, channeling messages from departed loved ones to those left behind.

Caputo’s top-rated show Long Island Medium documents her ability to change lives for the better as well. In addition, she documents the challenges that her psychic gifts create for her and her family. The Experience brings Caputo face-to-face with her fans, as she lets the spirit guide.

In addition to her work on television, Caputo is the author of three inspiring New York Times best-sellers. This includes There’s More to Life Than This, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up and Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven. There is also the recent Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again.

This event will include live video simulcast to ensure that every audience member will have an up-close experience. Please note that purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. VIP packages are available. 

For more information on the event, click here!