Washington Park [Newark]

summer 2019


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the shape of things to come

A Community Experience

We’ve seeded a public greenspace at Newark’s Washington Park with a summer installation for community-driven programming to engage all of your senses. 125 volunteers built this space, 538 hexagons create the place, 155 solar lights come alive when the sun sets to illuminate a new gathering green at the doorsteps of the Newark Museum, Newark Public Library, Rutgers-Newark and the restaurants of Halsey Street. Get a sense of it.

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The sensory lab at play

Summer 2019

The Washington Park Sensory Lab will feature free events throughout the summer season. Our Newark community partners will offer a variety of programming for all ages to engage all the senses including music, dance, fitness and children’s storytime. The season kicks off with Food Truck Tuesdays and House Music Thursdays - and it is just beginning to take shape.


the new look of things

A Path of Color

The Washington Park Sensory Lab invites you to slow down, take a different path, interact with this historic landscape in a playful way. A pop-up study in color and contrast, shape and scale - the geometry of greenspace. #washingtonparknewark



Follow an unusual path to your usual destination. Step up and let the color be your guide.



Grab lunch from a local spot, log on to Newark Fiber wifi, challenge others to a game - your table awaits.



Gather with family, friends or colleagues for afternoon conversation or evening entertainment - take a seat.



Enjoy the geometric garden that has begun to take shape with the support of the Greater Newark Conservancy.

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Upcoming Events