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  • Military Park

    • Broad St. & Park Pl.
    • Newark, NJ 07102
    • (973) 900-5800

    NY Times, Carly Berwick reviews ..."Exploring Cafes and Culture in Downtown Newark."

    The Wall Strreet Journal, Daniel Biederman whispers about the "Rebirth of Newark's Military Park Oasis"

    NY Times, Lisa W. Foderaro reviews..."The  $3.25 million Military Park renovation in downtown Newark.'

    Military Park is home to some of New Jersey's most famous monuments and historical points of interest. The triangular, six-acre city park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also planned Central Park. It served as a training ground for soldiers and became an encampment during George Washington's retreat from British forces across New Jersey in 1667. It was also the location of Thomas Edison's first us of electric lights in a public space. Today Military park is an urban playground, recently revitalized, it now plays host to great concerts, farmers markets, a place for yoga and tai chi, you'll find a reading library, children's storytelling, ping pong, chess, outdoor movies and great eats.

    Explore Military Park's most impressive structure, "Wars of America" a monument that attracts visitors from near and far. Created by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, the monument forms the base of a large concrete sword built into the ground. From the ground, the sword resembles a dry fountain, yetfrom the air its shape is easily distinguished. The sword is about 80 yards long from the end of the statue to its tip; the blade measures more than 10 feet across its base. Other Military Park sights include a bust of John F. Kennedy, an old drinking fountain with the phrase "My cup runneth over" carved around its base, and statues of Frederick Frelinghuysen, Monsignor George Doane and Philip Kearny.

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    Hip Hop | YMCA

    Recurring weekly on Thursday until October 5, 2017

    YMCA will be hosting hip-hop classes. Come show off your dance moves...

    Chicago Style Stepping

    Recurring weekly on Thursday until August 31, 2017

    Chicago Style Stepping is lead by the NJ Brick City Steppers. Chicago...

    Storytime

    Recurring weekly on Friday until August 25, 2017

    The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health will be hosting...

    Drum Circle | Ishangi

    Recurring weekly on Monday until September 18, 2017

    Akua Inshangi leads an African Drum Circle in Military Park. Class...

    Tai Chi | Judith

    Recurring weekly on Monday until August 28, 2017

    Judith will be hosting a Tai Chi class on the Meditation Lawn in...

    Tech Talks

    Recurring weekly on Monday until October 2, 2017

    Military Park Partnership and the Newark's Office of Information...

    Folk Music Series

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday until September 12, 2017

    A taste of the wide variety of styles, stories, and sounds of American...

    Kid's Watercolor Class

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday until September 26, 2017

    Malik Whitaker hosts a Kid's Watercolor class on the patio next to the...

    Movies in the Park

    Come join us for a summer movie series on the Great Lawn in Military...

    Yoga | Newark Yoga Movement

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday until October 24, 2017

    Come out and join us for yoga and relaxation.

    Zumba | Tai Shey

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday until September 12, 2017

    Tai Shey leads a Zumba class in Monument Plaza in Military Park. Come...

    Fashion Explorations

    Recurring weekly on Wednesday until August 30, 2017

    Come learn how to design your own line of clothing or just an outfit...

    Pickup Volleyball

    Recurring weekly on Wednesday until September 27, 2017

    Attention Volleyball players of Newark: the 2017 Summer Volleyball...

    Ubiquity Soul

    Summer house music series! If you liked DJ T-Wise at the pier in...