The 2010 Poetry Festival is within walking distance of Newark’s Ironbound district, famous for its many Spanish and Portuguese restaurants, cafes and bakeries. Through the generous cooperation of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, we have arranged for a Festival Trolley to take Festival attendees into the Ironbound.
Take a look at the Festival Trolley map, which shows the many stops on the trolley route along popular Ferry Street in the Ironbound, and lists the eateries closest to each stop. The Ironbound is only a short trolley ride from the center of the Festival footprint, and stops right in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
The Trolley will also cover both Penn Station and the Broad Street Station for those taking mass transit, augmenting Newark’s Light Rail schedule. The Light Rail also stops at NJPAC.
For those who prefer to walk, the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hospitality Guide lists many restaurants in the Downtown Arts District, all within a few blocks of the Festival footprint.
NJPAC’s Theater Square Grill, Theater Square Bistro and Calcada restaurants will also be open during the Festival, as will a festive outdoor food court that will spill across the street into Military Park.
Take some time to visit the Around the Town pages on our website, and plan ahead to take advantage of the many opportunities to make your dining experiences as festive as the Festival itself.
If you haven’t purchased your Festival tickets yet, keep in mind that all events this year are taking place in performance venues that, unlike open-sided tents, have fixed seating capacities. If you want to guarantee a seat for the evening events, you should purchase your tickets in advance.
Return in the days ahead for the latest news on the 2010 Poetry Festival.