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Interior image of Express Newark, a group of panelists are seated behind a blue neon sign that reads "ALIVENESS"

Express Newark



54 Halsey Street

2nd Floor

Newark, NJ 07102


Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Free Admission

There is no admission fee to enter Express Newark. All exhibitions in the Paul Robeson Galleries and public areas are free. Please check specific Events and Exhibitions for any exceptions.

Public spaces in Express Newark are open from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Please email our Senior Program Coordinator, Alliyah Allen ( or Outreach Consultant Inayah Bashir ( book a tour of Express Newark.



Express Newark’s address is 54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ. We are located on the second floor of the Hahne & Company building. The building atrium may be entered on Broad St. or Halsey St. Please see our Events and Exhibitions for current offerings.

The Hahne & Co. building also houses Marcus B&P restaurant, Whole Foods, Kite & Key computer store, Barnes & Noble, Petco, various businesses, and private apartments. To learn more about the Hahne & Co. building, visit

The Hahne & Co. parking garage, located on the basement level and entered on New Street, provides limited parking for an hourly fee. Other parking options include metered street parking, private garages, and lots on Washington Street and Halsey Street.

There is a NJ Transit bus stop at Broad and New Streets. Newark Penn Station is less than 1 mile away for access to NJ Transit, PATH, and Amtrak trains. Broad Street Station is 1/2 mile away for access to NJ Transit trains. Via Newark Light Rail, Military Park, and Washington Street Stations are nearby.

The Hahne & Co. building and all spaces in Express Newark are accessible via elevator. If you are arriving by car and need access to Express Newark from the parking garage, please contact us at 973.353.0723, and we will arrange to meet you.

What's Happening

Inspired by Leroi Jones’s influential text, five newly commissioned art installations explore what it means to be “Blues People” in the twenty-first century. They will be on view until July 19, 2024.

See exhibition

Public lectures and artist talks on the social-political topics and aesthetic themes inspired by the book, “Blues People.”

Register for an event

A series of musical, poetry, dance, and theater performances done in the spirit of “Blues People” — all free and open to the public.

Attend a performance