Newark Museum To Party Hard for Its 100th Birthday

What: Party Like It’s 1909—for 100 Hours

Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

When: Wednesday, April 22 through Sunday, April 26, 24 hours starting Wednesday at 10a.m.; click here for full schedule and times.

Why: Anyone who’s ever read From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler knows the answer to this question. Sure, it’s not the Met, but does the Met offer a midnight flashlight tour (Saturday, April 25, 12:30a.m.)? Or a Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Duke Ellington Legacy Band? How about afternoon tea, dance lessons, laser light shows, art interpreted by actors? Sunday will also have a Centennial Ball with birthday cake and Dr. K’s Motown Revue. Take that, NYC. You may think you’re the hottest cultural source around, but New Yorkers just got (at least) 100 reasons to rethink the notion that they’re too cool to visit New Jersey.

Cost: Free

How to get there: Take the PATH to Newark Penn Station. From there it’s a 20 minute walk to the Museum, or take the Newark Light Rail to Broad Street Station. (Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ, 973.59.6550, Purchase a special commemorative round-trip Rail Pass to the Newark Museum and receive discounted travel with FREE admission. Call 973.596.6546 to purchase.