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Friday, October 21, 2016

Songs of Solidarity Concert in Newark Saturday

A free concert today as part of Newark's 350th Anniversary.

A tip o' the hat to Plainfield Today reader Bob Bender (Patty is the retired director of the Planfield Senior Citizens Center) for the following information.

As part of Newark's celebration of its 350th anniversary this year, a series of events, exhibitions and concerts has been planned for citywide throughout the year.

Saturday (October 22) will feature a concert entitled "Songs of Solidarity: Protest Songs from Newark's Past".

The free concert is slated to run from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Old First Presbyterian Church.

The program will feature the Rutgers University-Newark Chorus and the Newark Philharnonic Glee Club.

Songs will be drawn from Irish, African American, Jewish, Italian, radical and labor struggles from the Civil War era to World War II.

You can follow all the programs on Newark's 350th celebration website here.

Old First Presbyterian Church is at 820 Broad Street. Map and directions here.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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