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100-Hour Centennial Celebration Marathon
Wednesday, April 22 to Sunday, April 26 


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All events are free to the public unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 973-596-6550.

*Note: all programs subject to change; some galleries may
be closed temporarily for ongoing programs

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click here for printable version of 100-Hour Marathon Calendar (PDF)

The Newark Museum will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a 100-Hour Marathon of programs, performances, dance parties and much more.

click here for list of 100-Hour Sponsors

Learn more about the Newark Museum’s year long Centennial Celebration with news

articles, videos, virtual tours and blog entries at The Star-Ledger, a partner with

the Newark Museum in its 100-Hour Centennial Marathon.

Everyone is invited to the grand opening ceremonies on Wednesday, April 22 at 9 am, when Newark Museum Director Mary Sue Sweeney Price will be joined by special guests, including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, to start the electronic clock that will officially get the marathon underway.

    Highlights include:

Live Broadcast by WOR Radio Host Joan Hamburg with Special Appearances by Lite–FM’s Karen Carson and WCBS-FM’s Bob Shannon

FREE Concert featuring Dr. K's Motown Revue

Sign the Giant Museum Centennial Birthday Card

Afternoon Teas (Wednesday–Friday) and Evening Signature Drinks

Dinosaur Day Family Fun (Saturday)

Sunday Jazz Brunch * Evening Dinners with Early Bird Specials by New World Catering

Movie Screenings * Midnight Tours  * Book Signings * Curator Talks * Swing & Salsa Dance Parties * Planetarium & Laser Light Shows * Art Workshops * Performances By New Jersey Arts Organizations

Win A $100 Gift Certificate Every Hour of the Marathon (Must Be Present To Win)

Visit great Newark Restaurants from April 20–26 and take advantage of dining deals.  Please print out the discount card and present it at the time of purchase.  Click here for printable coupon card and list of participating restaurants (PDF)

Staying overnight during the Marathon? Click here for lodging discounts (PDF)

 Purchase a special commemorative round-trip Rail Pass to the Newark Museum and receive discounted travel with FREE admission.  To purchase, please visit the Museum Shop or call 973-596-6546.  Click here for complete details (PDF)

Become a Museum member before April 26, 2009 and receive 20% off your membership!  Click here for information on all our membership levels

  • This is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and almost all of these special programs are absolutely FREE!




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