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Join us for the Aljira 2017 Benefit and Auction Honoring James P. Hughes, Managing Director Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Market Executive and Artist Saya Woolfalk.

Saturday, May 6, 6–9pm at Aljira: 591 Broad Street, Newark NJ 07052

Enjoy an evening of music, delicious food and open bar prepared by David Ellis Events plus a silent and online auction featuring an exclusive offering of contemporary art. Beginning April 28, bid on auction items at www.paddle8.com/auction/aljira

Tickets are $200 per person in advance through May 1, $250 at the door, and can be purchased at shopAljira.
Downtown83 Aljira’s 2017 Benefit & Auction is a tribute to artists and business leaders working together to build and re-imagine the urban landscape. As these dedicated efforts take flight in Newark, Aljira is excited to present Downtown83, a celebration of activism, altruism and art. Set in Aljira’s galleries, a silent and on-line auction will feature an exclusive offering of works.


Sponsorship Opportunities
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Kneuer at akneuer@aljira.org or 
phone 973 622-1600

Download the Sponsorship Form here.



James P. Hughes 
Dreamtime Award for Philanthropy

Saya Woolfalk
Dreamtime Award for Artistry

Downtown83 Benefit Committee*
Adam Abdalla
Founder of Cultural Counsel

Derrick Adams

Patricia A. Bell, Aljira Trustee
Managing Director, Global Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch

Judith K. Brodsky
Artist, Founder, Brodsky Center

Cicely Cottingham

Victor Davson
Artist, Co-Director, Express Newark, Rutgers University-Newark

Natasha Dyer, Aljira Trustee
Director of Operations, Newark Trust for Education

Tenagne Girma-Jeffries
Founder of The Cultivation Group

Mel Leipzig

Larry Ossei-Mensah
Curator/Co-Founder of ARTNOIR

Kitab Rollins, Aljira Trustee
Manager, Broadcast and Performance Rentals
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

*As of April 1, 2017

Celebrate the art and artists of our time at Downtown83, Aljira’s 2017 Benefit and Auction.
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