Upcoming Events

2022 Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key winners

2022 Scholastic Art Awards Reception and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, May 14th, 3 – 7pm
Main Gallery @ Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ

Free and open to everyone!
* Masks are required. Please register for a free ticket here.

Congratulations to the more than 900 Northern New Jersey youth artists who will be receiving 2022 Scholastic Art Awards for their work! This year, several Northern New Jersey students, including a youth artist from Newark, went on to receive national-level awards as well. We are proud of all of you and thrilled that New Jersey’s largest city is now the locale of record as part of the country’s longest-running recognition program for creative teens.

The 2022 Gold Key winners will have their art featured in an exhibition on view at Gallery Aferro from May 14, 2022 through June 3, 2022. To kick off this exhibition, we will also be holding a regional awards ceremony presentation on Saturday, May 14, 2022, where all Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, and American Vision award winners will receive a certificate honoring their participation in the competition.

After the ceremony, we invite everyone to take in the exhibition while enjoying food, music, and camaraderie with an arts community that continues to thrive even during times of great change.


2022 NJCU Solidarity Awards & Cocktail Party

Thursday, May 19th, 6 – 10pm
Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ

Tickets and sponsorships available here.

If you believe that communities have the power to affect transformative change through collective action, then NJ Communities United’s 2022 Solidarity Awards & Cocktail Party is the event you’re looking for. On Thursday, May 19, 2022, join a powerful movement of low-income and working-class communities fighting to achieve justice while they honor the voices, supporters and revolutionaries who work to make New Jersey a better place for us all.

This year’s honorees include Azucena Delgado, Dioceline Vazquez, Marilyn Kirby, The Alliance for Newark Public Schools, Christian Estevez of the Latino Action Network, and Governor Phil Murphy. The ceremony will also include a special tribute to the life and legacy of Roberto Cabañas Jr., one of the very first organizers with NJ Communities United. Cabañas left an indelible legacy that shaped the organization and built a movement that continues to grow and inspire countless others every day.

You don’t have to a member of the NJCU to join in celebrating a decade of organizing at the 2022 Solidarity Awards. Donations, sponsorships and tickets are available for the general public and members alike at www.unitednj.org/2022solidaryawards. Come out and support the grassroots movement created to build a sustainable world for all of us.