May 13th – 18th will be our 2nd annual Love+Unity Week. Enjoy a series of events happening throughout West Orange, NJ creating different ways to bring people together.

Thank you to all of our 2024 sponsors

Love+Unity Week 2024 Sponsors

Space is limited. Please RSVP to the event(s) of your choice today!

Monday, May 13th,

Chalk The Walk

Chalk The Walk

Location: West Orange Town Hall
66 Main Street, West Orange, NJ

Join in the opening celebration of Love+Unity Week where art and music come together in this unifying experience! Hosted by Councilwoman Tammy Williams, the community is invited to create sidewalk chalk drawings with messages of Love +Unity while enjoying music and a special performance by West Orange legendary artist, Kevin Brooks.  

Monday, May 13th,

Community Fun Day Kick-Off
Flyer in Español
Flyer in Creole

Community Fun Day

Location: Washington School,
289 Main Street, West Orange, NJ

Celebrate Love+Unity Week at the the official kick off event hosted by Washington Elementary School. Enjoy an exciting performance by Latin artist, Nestor Martinez. PLUS join the dance party as international choreographers lead us all in fun dances from cultures around the world! Come out with family and friends to enjoy a lively night of Fun, games, music, live entertainment and more as we kick off Love+Unity Week!

Tuesday, May 14th, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Share Your Story with list of authors

Share Your Story

Location: St. Cloud Elementary School
71 Sheridan Ave, West Orange, NJ

Join the  St. Cloud Diversity Council to meet a collective of diverse authors and listen as they read their books to all.  Also, meet special guest author, Jennifer Jones , the first African American Radio City Music Hall Rockette, as she reads her book, “On The Line”. Also, there will be a community art project and opportunities for everyone to share their own story through art, writing, or music! 

Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Expressions of Love+Unity

Expressions” of Love+Unity – Open Mic Night of Poetry & Spoken Word

Location: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ

Carl Brister & Music Village Presents: Expressions: A Love+Unity Night of Poetry, Story Telling, and Spoken Word. This event will be a vibe! Join host Purple Haze, Featured artists Tez Utopia, Don Moraud, for an unforgettable night of Love+Unity. Sign up for the open mic and share your words of hope, love, and inspiration. Let your voice be heard in a great community of fellow poets and writers. Limited seating – RSVP early!

Wednesday, May 15th, 7:30pm-9:00pm

United We Laugh

“United We Laugh” Love+Unity Comedy Show

** NEW LOCATION: Tarnoff Cafeteria
51 Conforti Ave., West Orange, NJ

Carl Brister & Music Village presents “United We Laugh” – A Love+Unity Night of Hilarity! Hosted by West Orange’s Own Adam Shandler, this event will literally have you in stitches! A full line-up of featured comedians, including the debut of a new face in comedy, West Orange’s Terry Trigg-Scales! Also featuring student comedians.

Limited seating – RSVP early and to see the lineup.

Friday, May 17th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Love In Motion

Love In Motion: A Night of Cultural Dance

Location: Liberty Middle School
One Kelly Drive, West Orange, NJ

Spend your Friday night at this beautiful night of dance from cultures around the world. Directed by Freddie Moore of Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre & Footprints Dance Company this night will feature international dance groups coming together for an unforgettable experience in love and unity.

Saturday, May 18th
9th Annual Love+Unity Music Fest 1:00pm-6:00pm

Love+Unity Fest Full Lineup

The Biggest Block Party of The Year!

Liberty Middle School
One Kelly Drive, West Orange, NJ

The 9th Annual Love+Unity Music Fest is the premiere and culminating event of Love+Unity Week. Food Trucks, Vendors, Family fun, and exciting Live Music and Dance performances from Hip-Hop, Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Reggae, Latin, House Music, and more! Don’t miss the finale’ performance of 100 Voices of Love+Unity – comprised of the West Orange student choral community who will join together with first-ballot Grammy Nominated Artist & Founder, Carl Brister for an unforgettable performance.

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