Built in 1925, St. Lucy's Church was established to serve the city's Italian diaspora. The brick and stone building was constructed in the Romanesque style of architecture, but the real treasures can be found in the church interiors. Studded with awe-inspiring murals, frescoes and sculptural work, the church interiors are a spectacular affair and warrant a visit. Built in 1925, this historic church found its place in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in the year 1998. St. Lucy's Church is the National Shrine of St. Gerard.
Offering a glimpse into the life of the Jewish community in Newark, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey housed inside the historic Ahavas Sholom is a popular local attraction. The many temporary and permanent exhibitions at this museum aims at educating the visitors regarding the local Jewish history and culture. The Jewish Museum of New Jersey provides local, as well as traveling artists, with a space to exhibit their work. A section at this museum is dedicated to the local holocaust survivors.
Prudential Center is the first of its kind in the metropolitan area of New York and New Jersey. In downtown Newark, this is a one stop entertainment destination, whether you are looking for night activity, sporting or leisure activities or even accommodation. It features two club lounges with a capacity of 1000 guests each and a 350-seat restaurant, featuring a la carte menu and buffet. Viewing events that take place here is possible from the various seating arrangements such as the events suite, club seats, executive suites and platinum seats. The space is adaptable for various events.
An emerald expanse in the thriving, concrete jungle that is New York City, Central Park lies in the heartland of the Manhattan borough. It commences its labyrinthine stretch from Midtown, all the way to Harlem. It was created in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who envisioned a sprawling green space in the center of the island. The park spans 843 acres (341.15 hectares) and bustles with life throughout the day, even as the layered, multi-hued fold of the city's skyline unfolds at its hem. The park's 21 playgrounds are speckled with ornate fountains, sculptures, myriad bridges and arches, together forming an urbane respite where several come to find peace from the city's chaotic pace. Attractions within the park include the Bethesda Fountain, the Conservatory Garden, Belvedere Castle, and Central Park Zoo.
This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
Tucked away in Queens is an old-fashioned testament to film and television. The actual studios of the one-time Paramount East Coast production house are closed, but the museum provides tours about film making where you can see makeup, costumes and well-known movie sets. There are several theaters for film screenings and a gift shop for souvenir hunters.
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts is a theater situated in a historic building that once used to be a church. Part of the Maplewood Art And Culture Council, this venue plays host to a wide range of theater performances organized by their resident artists. Apart from the theater, this historic building also houses a community center that can be rented for organizing all kinds of private and corporate events. The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts also plays host to story and poetry slams on a regular basis.