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Newark Symphony Hall enjoys a long and rich cultural history as New Jersey’s oldest and largest showcase for the arts, education and entertainment programming. This multi-facility edifice was built by the Shriners, a Masonic order, in 1925 and known as the Salaam Temple. The façade is quite imposing with its massive Ionic columns and the interior is elegant with its sculpted marble designs with gold-leaf ornamentation in the Greek and Egyptian styles.
Branch Brook Park, the nation's first county park, is located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville. A portion of the park is also located within the Township of Belleville. The park is noted for the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States. The Newark Light Rail runs on the park's west side providing multiple access points to the park from Downtown Newark. Branch Brook Park is listed on both the New Jersey (1980) and National (1981) Registers of Historic Places.
Prudential Center, located in downtown Newark, NJ, hosts about 200 events a year, including NHL New Jersey Devils hockey, Seton Hall basketball, concerts, and more.
NJPAC is a world-class and community-based cultural venue, showcasing the best artists of national and international acclaim as well as top artists.
NJIT offers 128 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six specialized schools instructed by expert faculty, 98 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their field. Our academic programs are fully accredited by the appropriate accrediting boards, commissions and associations such as Middle States, ABET, and NAAB. NJIT is located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, just 20 minutes from Manhattan by train.
The only private law school in New Jersey, Seton Hall University School of Law is located in the City of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city.
Seton Hall Law offers both day and evening programs leading to the Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law, and Master of Science in Jurisprudence (M.S.J.) degrees.
Rutgers University in Newark. On two separate campuses in the city of Newark -- the Rutgers University-Newark Campus and the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark -- Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, distinguishes itself as one of the nation’s most esteemed public research universities.