NEWARK: The Newark Black Film Festival continues on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm with a free screening of A Ballerina's Tale at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington St, Newark. This feature documentary on African-American ballerina Misty Copeland examines her rise and potentially career-ending injury, alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Following the film will be a Q&A with filmmaker Nelson George. The host will be Kenneth Gifford, of the Newark International Film Festival. Since its introduction by the Museum in 1974, NBFF has provided a forum for emerging writers, directors, producers, performers and patrons of black cinema. The festival is made possible by Bank of America. The official airline is United and the media sponsor is WBGO.
The Newark Museum's outdoor concert series Jazz in the Garden continues on Thursday, July 14 from 12:15-1:45 pm with a performance by harpist Brandee Younger. Younger will be performing selections from her latest release “Wax & Wane” as well as Alice Cotrane music and American standards. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.