Recurring Events

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People’s Book Club
2nd Floor Community Book Room @ Gallery Aferro

Join the Facebook Group to stay up to date or email info@aferro.org for dates and which books we’re reading in upcoming months!

Please join us for our meetings at the Community Book Room at Gallery Aferro.

This Group will take place one Saturday a month. This book club is for ages 15 to 115. We ask all who can make a donation for Gallery Aferro, for the use of the space. Suggested donation $5.00 but every little bit helps in supporting our art spaces.

This book club is to foster and cultivate allyship and intersectionality among all people through reading literature, non-fiction, and biographies written by and about people that have been marginalized in our society, historically and currently. We will be exploring the world through the writings by and about people of color, women, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ communities, immigrants, Muslims, etc. Our hope is to create a space in which we can identify our own privileges and understand how our privileges can keep us from understanding the struggle of those around us and in turn keep us from affecting any real change in our society.


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People’s Open Mic
2nd Floor Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery @ Gallery Aferro

Every Last Wednesday of the Month
7-9pm @ 73 Market Street

Newark’s longest continuously running open mic takes place on the second floor of Gallery Aferro in the the Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery space. This monthly event welcomes all people and emphasizes inclusivity, love and respect.

Feel free to listen and enjoy from the audience, or participate with your own poetry in front of a supportive, yet passionate crowd.