Downtown Newark at Night

Exploring Newark

New Jersey’s largest city has a rich history, vibrant present, and even brighter future. Newark has a thriving arts and food scene, friendly (and some alumni-owned!) local businesses, and headquarters for some of the nation's top companies: Audible and Prudential just to name a few. And it's all within walking distance of Rutgers University-Newark. 

Whether you're looking for a new lunch spot on Halsey Street, want to do a little shopping, or want to take in some art at the Newark Museum or one of the local galleries, there's something for everyone. And we're just a short light rail trip to the world-famous Ironbound section of Newark, filled with Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine and shops, and a PATH or NJ Transit ride away from New York City. 

We couldn't possibly fit everything this city has to offer on one page, so below is just a sampling of the things you can do steps from campus. 

Express Newark

A university-community collaboratory in Newark's historic Hahne & Company building. Home to the RU-N Barnes & Noble bookstore, a Kite & Key, and Whole Foods, along with the Arts, Culture and Media department, where students can take classes in 3-d printing, photography, video production and graphic design. Express Newark is also home to our Institute of Jazz Studies public gallery and the Newark Print Shop.

Newark Museum

New Jersey's largest museum holds major collections of American art, decorative and contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world.

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