This edition of Trust Matters is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for children and families to enjoy one another and the Newark community throughout the summer months. Here we provide a round-up of options to help prevent summer slides, have fun, and engage in self-care with resources from Arts Ed Newark, The City of Newark, The Newark Museum of Art, The Newark Public Library, and Newark Thrives.


Check out Arts Ed Newark's Self-Care Summer calendar of events for weekly tips, resources, giveaways and most importantly, a list of local happenings and events promoting a focus on decompressing, self-centering and re-emerging healthier and stronger. Click here to learn more.

The City of Newark is pleased to present "Summer Fun 2021: Back Together Again," a guide to summer activities for children and families, including pool openings, movie
 nights, pop-up play streets and more. Click here to access the full guide

This summer, The Newark Museum of Art partners with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to bring you a vibrant outdoor series of concerts, films, and cultural celebrations. They also offer a host family and adult programming, including panel discussions, gallery tours and more. Click on the following links for details. Adult Program Calendar  Family Program Calendar



This summer, the Newark Public Library is offering outdoor story time, virtual adult learning opportunities, arts and crafts and more. Click on the following link for more details. 

Newark Public Library Program Calendar

Check out Newark Thrives to find youth programs and other family resources, including fun ways to engage your children in summer and afterschool learning. ​Click here for more information.


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During this series participants will:

  • Learn about developmental milestones for children ages 0-3.
  • Receive FREE materials to support at home play, learning and growth.
  • Learn about Local resources.
  • MEET and build a community with other parents and caregivers.

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Click here to register.

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Time: 5pm - 6:30pm

Click here to register.

The City of Newark is launching the city’s first mayor-led guaranteed income pilot program. In Fall 2021, 400 Newark residents will receive bi-weekly payments of $250 and semi-annual payments of $3,000 over a two year period. The application will launch on Friday, July 23 at 8 am ET, and will close after 1,200 applications are received.


Launch Date: Friday, July 23, 2021

Launch Time: 8am

Click here to learn more.