NEWARK, NJ, February 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Newark Social is unveiling a downtown outdoor experience in February at PSEG Plaza on Raymond Boulevard and Newark Winter Village parking spot. This weekend they are offering a Valentine’s Day date special. Thursday February 11th – – Sunday February 14thevery day 12 o’clock – – 8 p.m..
Newark Winter Village
The Newark Winter Village Guest enjoys a winter beverage courtesy of the Newark Working Kitchen.
The Newark Winter Village has greenhouses for one to six people that offer roadside cuisine and winter activities. Newark Business and cultural actors have worked together to showcase this COVID-safe activity that benefits local small businesses and provides family-friendly activities for Newark Residents.
“We had to redefine the way we work, learn, socialize and dine in the pandemic,” said Linda J. Baraka of the nonprofit Newark Social. “”Newarks small businesses have always added to the charm and culture of our city, but we haven’t been able to celebrate them for a while. We thank our corporate partners who supported this effort. This activity will give hope to many Newark small businesses affected by the pandemic. ”
The project is supported by Prudential and the Newark Downtown District in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark Arts, Newark Public Library, Newark Museum, PSEG, Berger Organization, Newark Social, and the Source of Knowledge Bookstore .
“The Newark Winter Village is another opportunity to move the community into a unique and fascinating experience in these unprecedented times,” said Shané Harris, director of social responsibility and partnerships for Prudential Financial and president of the Prudential Foundation. “We are proud to continue our support of Newarks small businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists providing services to families and visitors to our hometown. ”
“It’s more important than ever to keep business going downtown while providing people with a safe and fun experience,” he says Aisha Glover, VP of Urban Innovation at Audible. “We are very excited about participating in the Winter Village and are proud that our support for restaurants from the Newark Working Kitchens can bring a little joy to residents and visitors during this challenging time.”
The Newark Winter Village is open Tuesday through Sunday. 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.. Newark Winter Village follows COVID-19 safety protocols and sanitizes the greenhouses between seats. Masks are required. Upon arrival, the Newark Working Kitchen will provide you with a free winter drink and sweet treats. Then they order food from a menu that is provided by restaurants in the area and which is then delivered to them on the side of the road.
“We are proud that our NDD Ambassador team can help with this unique placemaking activity,” he added Laura Burgess, Newark Downtown District Project Manager. “This enables Newarkers to enjoy the health benefits of being outdoors while following COVID-19 protocols and supporting local restaurants.”
NJPAC’s Community Engagement Department has supported Newark Winter Village by providing children’s book vouchers from the Source of Knowledge bookstore.
“NJPAC is excited to work with Winter Village to provide a fun and safe way for our community to gather together, enjoy and support our city’s beautiful downtown Newarks small business, “said John Schrieber, President and CEO of NJPAC. “We are particularly pleased to make this possible Newark Children visiting the village to choose a book of their choice. Sharing our stories is at the heart of what is on offer. While our theaters are closed, we are happy that we can help the children of our city discover new worlds through reading. “
Guests can reserve the greenhouses through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or the NewarkWinterVillage.com website.
SOURCE Newark Social