NEWARK, N.J. – Newark Social announced a new lineup of special events in celebration of their Newark Winter Village event that runs through January 30. The Winter Village, which kicked off on December 1, features an ice-skating rink and a variety of games and activities.
In partnership with the New Jersey Devils, two complementary tickets to an upcoming hockey game will be given to every person who purchases a ticket for Winter Village in January.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer not only family-friendly activities in the heart of our city, but to also support our local businesses. Newark’s small-business community is a huge part of our city’s charm and personality, and so many of them were hit hard by the pandemic. In December, over 7,000 visitors explored Newark’s Winter Village and we have received extremely positive feedback from the community,” said Linda Baraka, the event producer for Newark Winter Village.
In addition to ice-skating, in collaboration with Newark City Parks Foundation, the nonprofit Newark Social offers igloos that seat up to six people and other activities that are taking place outdoors at Mulberry Commons.
“It’s exciting to host the Winter Village in the heart of our vibrant downtown area, where both families and visitors can come together,” said Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka.
The Newark Winter Village is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 3–8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon–8 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations and tickets are required for ice-skating and igloo rentals. Ticket prices for Newark residents and non-residents are as follows:
· Newark residents: $10.00 per adult (age 17 and up), $5.00 per child (under age 17)
· Non-residents: $15.00 per adult (age 17 and up), $5.00 per child (under age 17)
· Newark residents: $15.00
· Non-residents: $25.00
This is the first time Newark residents have been able to enjoy public outdoor ice skating in their city.