Back in the Day: Newark Nightlife in the 70s, 80s, and 90s

Saturday, February 3, 2018
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Centennial Hall, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

Doors open at 1:30 pm, and house and disco music from back in the day will be playing!  Meet the speakers from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, then enjoy a fascinating panel discussion about Newark’s cultural and entertainment history. From the Cadillac Club, Sparky Js, the Key and Bridge Clubs, to Shanique’s, Le Joc’s, Executive Suite, Paradisio and Zanzibar — panelists will explore the history of Newark’s club heyday, share photographs, hear the music and reminisce.


Moderator: R&B Performer CeCe Rogers (above)

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Panelists: Promoter and Booking Manager Julie Black (above left), Last of the “Dancing Queens” Angela Raine (above center), Hall of Fame DJ and Producer Hippie Torrales (above right), and Nightclub Owner Ruben Johnson

We regret that that original moderator, Former DJ Billie Prest, will be unable to join us for this program.

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PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration exhibition and public programs.