About Newark

Located within the New York City metropolitan area, Newark is an active business and industrial center of northern New Jersey. Although most residents live in the surrounding areas, such as Jersey City, Manhattan, and Hoboken, Newark does have plenty of opportunities to enjoy cultural, recreational and educational pursuits. Additionally, with New York City being only 13 miles away and easily accessible by PATH train and NJ Transit you literally have the world’s greatest city within a thirty-minute commute.

Some unique cultural institutions, parks and sports arenas right here in Newark include:

  • The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) opened on the waterfront in the heart of the city in 1997.  This facility includes a 3000 seat opera house, a 2500 seat concert hall and an 1800 seat music theatre. NJPAC  is second only to the largest cultural center in the United States – New York’s Lincoln Center. 
  • The Prudential Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the central business district of Newark. It is the home of New Jersey Devils hockey team and it hosts many sports and entertainment events throughout the year.
  • The Newark Museum where a 7 million dollar expansion was recently completed
  • Newark Public Library which not only houses an extensive collection of books and research material, but also presents exhibits and other programs.
  • New Jersey Arts Council where information and links to other arts and historical information can be found
  • Newark Symphony Hall a 2800 seat concert hall. 
  • Branch Brook Park delights visitors with a spectacular display of cherry blossoms every spring. 

About New Jersey

Traveling further afar from Newark to then many recreational and entertainment areas both north and south of the city is very convenient. Newark is a major transportation hub, with Newark International Airport, Penn Station-Newark, and an extensive network of bus lines only minutes away from our campus.  (Visit the State of New Jersey Travel and Tourism Bureau). The mountain and lake region in the north of the State is replete with scenic beauty and picturesque towns.  Boating, fishing, hiking and camping facilities are found at Lake Hopatcong, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and High Point State Park.  This part of the State also has excellent skiing, snowboarding and tubing at various area resorts such as Great Gorge, Mountain Creek and Vernon Valley.

Lastly, New Jersey has 127 miles of white sandy beaches where visitors can enjoy the surf, sand, fun and excitement of the famous Jersey Shore.  There’s everything from nature walks in protected wetlands, to joining festive crowds up and down a bustling boardwalk in Atlantic City. The relaxation, entertainment, and recreational activities available at the New Jersey shore are endless and only one to two hours from campus. 

As you can see, the central location of Newark is ideal for enjoying the cosmopolitan flare of New York City and the natural wonders of our Garden State.