Sanctuary: A History of Queer Club Spaces in Newark (October 2014)

Date 10/11/2014 - 12:00am
Location: Various locations. See details for more info.


Sanctuary is a collaboration between the Queer Newark Oral History Project of Rutgers University-Newark, Yendor Productions, and the LGBT community of Newark to explore, document, and exhibit the city's club scene. It was a scene that created safe spaces and even, at its best, an almost spiritual sanctuary for the LGBTQI community. The collaboration will include a month-long community art installation, with collateral activities, which commemorates this rich history, during October 2014. All events are FREE, unless otherwise noted, and open to all.

Saturday, October 11. 7-10:00pm: Sanctuary Exhibit (Open Doors Art Exhibit)
Opening and Reception
750 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07102

Thursday, October 16. 7-9:00pm: "Out in Newark! Queer Club Spaces as Sanctuary"
Historical Panel Discussion | Click here for poster
Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark
350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102
Refreshments will be provided.
The panel recording is available on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
A transcript of the panel is available here.

Friday, October 17. 7:00pm: "Out Loud! Expressions of Sanctuary"
Literary Event
750 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, October 25. 5:30pm-3:00am. Fire & Ice: The FireBall Returns. Tickets $30.
Benefit for Newark LGBTQ Center
TriState Ballroom, Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
Dinner (served from 5:30-8pm), entertainment, lip-sync, dance, and live performances.

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