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Go see a movie at the Regal Peoples Plaza Cinema Stadium 17 with your friends or family, also containing an arcade with various entertaining games.

 

Explore the city and take advantage of the shopping opportunities, including the Hardcastle Gallery, which can be found at the Newark Shopping Center, or if you love music, go to East Main Street, where you will find the Rainbow Books and Music store.

 

Have a great time with the family at the Sunset Stables, situated on Howell School Road, a joy especially for children, featuring horseback riding and pony rides.

 

Visit the Pond Performance Center, on John F. Campbell Drive, open all year round, offering a wide range of recreational programs, a great place for hockey and figure skaters of all ages.

 

Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Nefosky Memorial Walk and 5K Run, held in September, is a great charity event that was first held in 2007. This annual celebration is organized by the local Police Department in order to raise money for charity purposes, kept in memory of William Nefosky, former police chief of Newark, who died in 2007, loosing the battle against the cruel cancer disease.

 

SODE (Special Olympics Delaware), featuring the Reindeer Run&Reindeer Romp, happening in December, represents an international movement, offering year-round sports training and competition for persons with intellectual disabilities, giving them the opportunity to strengthen their character, reveal their talents and develop their athletic skills.

 

SODE and the Reindeer Run&Reindeer Romp is held with the help of Newark City and University of Delaware, in complicity with other clubs, sororities, businesses and organizations that volunteer every year to help raise the money. In 2009, more than 700 people of all ages volunteered to participate in the event, raising more than $27 000 for the cause.

 

Festivals

The Annual Newark Food&Brew Fest is a popular event, celebrated in July, featuring live music, creative and delicious food, a large amount of beer, sidewalk performers and sidewalk sales. The Fest is dedicated to the entire family, offering great entertainment and many fun activities.

 

For 3 days, every September, the city of Newark celebrates the Delaware Saengerbund Olktoberfest, featuring a beautiful opening parade, authentic German singing and dancing, souvenirs, great food, good beer, games and various carnival rides. Oktoberfest is a historical and cultural event, tracing its origins in Munich, Germany, representing a public celebration of the marriage between the Bavarian Prince Ludwig (later known as King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese.

 

The Newark Community Day Festival, offered by the Newark Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with University of Delaware, is also a very popular annual event held in Newark, in September, offering visitors many entertaining and fun activities, including food courts, arts and crafts, various interactive competitions, as well as a children's play area, with scarecrow making activities and games, a bazaar and a flea market area.

 

The Community Day Festival contains all the major ingredients of a fun celebration, making it a great family event, attracting hundreds of amateurs every year.

 

Nightlife

Newark City presents a young nightlife scene, and despite the fact that it is rather a small city, with nearly 30 000 inhabitants, there is quite a vast list of options when it comes to spend a fun night out with friends, including bars, restaurants, lounges, clubs and pubs, most of them being located on E. Main Street. Some of the most popular nightspots in Newark, DE are listed below. Check it out!

 

 

Klondike Kate's, located on E. Main Street, is a popular meeting place, mostly visited (but not only) by the younger population in the city. The place offers customers a diverse range of dining options, a rich list of beverages, as well as entertainment, providing DJ dance parties on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

 

The alternatives include places like Home Grown Cafe & Gourmet to Go (E. Main Street), Pat's Family Restaurant (Elkton Road), La Tonalteca (North College Avenue), Kildare's (E. Main Street), Santa Fe Mexican Grill (East Main Street), Grotto Pizza (E. Main Street) and the popular Deer Park Tavern, located on W. Main Street, being a relaxing, quiet diner during the day and transforming into a real dance club after 9 pm, offering customers live music played by various favorite bands.