Fun - Stuff

Things to do in the Ironbound


Or, why not try one of these:
Purchase fresh fish flown in from Portugal at Ironbound fish markets on Thursdays and Fridays.

Great restaurants - have lunch or dinner before or after attending an event at NJPAC, Prudential Arena, Red Bulls Stadium, Newark Bears Stadium.

Visit the unique catacombs located under the Ironbound's Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Take a guided walking tour of the Ironbound provided by The New Jersey Historical Society and the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID).

Sample the delectable Portuguese custard cups from one of the Ironbound's great bakeries.

Strut your stuff on the dance floor to the sultry sounds of soca, samba and other Brazilian beats at an Ironbound nightclub.

Try the freshly made Portuguese-style sausages at Lopes Meat Market.

Have a Brazilian-style hamburgao, unlike anything you will find at McDonald's.

Check out the higher carat, higher quality European gold jewelry at one of the Ironbound's top jewelers.

Enjoy a caipirinha cocktail made from Brazilian sugar cane liquor.

Great shopping and poultry markets

Find the perfect pair of shoes, imported from Spain, Portugal or Brazil that you'll never see at your local shopping mall.

Experience a meat-focused food extravaganza at an Ironbound rodizio restaurant.

Taste some bacalhau , or salted cod, a staple of Portuguese and Spanish cuisine.

Upcoming Newark Events, Great Shopping & Dining – Go Ironbound!!


11/2-4 - Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
11/2 - Jeffrey Toobin – NJ Speakers Series
11/3 - Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
11/4 - Terell Stafford All Stars Perform the Music of Dizzy Gillespie
11/4 - The Manhattan Transfer
11/5 - Hiromi Duet Featuring Edmar Castaneda
11/5 - Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland
11/8 - WBGO Presents Carrie Jackson
11/9 - An Evening with Chris Botti
11/9 - Jazz Jam Sessions
11/10 - Christian McBride & Diana Reeves
11/10 - John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits
11/11 - Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio
11/11 - Grupo Niche / Willy Chirino
11/12 - Dorthaan's Place: Kevin Mahogany
11/12 - The Third Annual Family Jazz Collage Workshop
11/12 - For Love of Moody, Then & Now: Jazz Panel
11/12 - Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: The Sassy Awards
11/12 - Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration
11/16 - Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band
11/17 - NJMEA All State Jazz with Wallace Roney
11/17 - Gary Owen, Michael Blackson & Smokey Suarez
11/18 - Shooting for the Stars
11/18 - The Scarf Diaries
11/18 - Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman
11/19 - NJMEA All State Orchestra & Mixed Chorus
11/19 - Trilogy: An Opera Company: Kenyatta
11/21 - The United States and Iran: Conflict or Accommodation?
11/25 - An American in Paris: Film Live with The NJSO
11/26 - Kirk Franklin & Ledisi with special guest PJ Morton: The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour
11/29-5/23 - Jazz in the Stacks
11/30 - Cokie Roberts - NJ Speakers Series

Prudential Center

11/1-5 - Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
11/7 - NJ Devils vs St. Louis Blues
11/9 - NJ Devils vs Edmonton Oilers
11/10 - Seton Hall vs Fairleigh Dickinson
111/11 - NJ Devils vs Florida Panthers
11/12 - Seton Hall vs Monmouth
11/15 - Seton Hall vs Indiana
11/18 - Seton Hall vs NJIT
11/19 - Janet Jackson
11/22 - NJ Devils vs Boston Bruins
11/24 - NJ Devils vs Vancouver Canucks
11/25 - XScape
11/27 - NJ Devils vs Florida Panthers

Red Bull Arena

11/5 - RB Leipzig vs Hannover 96
11/21 - Eastern Conference Finals: New York Red Bulls (Date: TBD - If Necessary)
11/25 - RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen


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Economic Development is Booming in the Ironbound District!