Things to do in Downtown Newark a Neighborhood in Newark, NJ

-The Prudential Center

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-Newark Museum of Art and History, Newark Public Library and Military Park

-NJPAC’s Nederlander Theater

-Weequahic Park – The Stone House. Built in 1795 by Aaron Burr Sr., architect of the U.S. Capitol, this is one of America’s oldest buildings still standing outside a museum or campus.

-Malcolm X Shabazz High School – the second oldest high school in Newark, founded as a result of the efforts of activists Ida B. Wells and W.E.B Du Bois

-Cory Booker Elementary School -The U.S.’s first public elementary school for African Americans which is now a National Historic Site

-Starkweather Avenue Bridge over Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line (which separates Weequahic Park from Downtown) where “the riots” began on July 12th 1967 following the arrest of an intoxicated black man by white policemen at First Street station, sparking violence that would span half the city across six days before it was brought under control with more than one thousand arrests.