An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum on October 24

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Enjoy a wide variety of the finest domestic and international beers and sample meat and vegetarian chilis and other treats while raising funds for the Newark Museum.

Taste the finest local, domestic and international beers from more than 25 breweries and sample 12 varieties of meat and vegetarian chili, along with other delicious treats during An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum, Thursday, October 24, beginning at 6 pm. Now in its seventh year, the event, held in the Engelhard Court, draws a sell-out crowd for its blend of great beer, food and art.

For a donation of $125 (Pint Level Individual Sponsorship) or $50 for a general admission (all but $15 of each ticket is tax deductible), guests can sample unlimited beers and chili, hot dogs, cornbread and desserts. Participants will have exclusive access to the historic Ballantine House - once home of the famed beer and ale brewing family – and the exhibition Ming to Modern: Elevating the Everyday in Chinese Art.

Planned by the Newark Museum Volunteer Organization and the Newark Museum Business & Community Council, all net proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit the Museum. United is the Official Airline of the Newark Museum and Comcast Spotlight is the media partner.

Peerless Beverage will present a global array of beers including Belgium’s Boon Brewery, Duvel, Maredsous and Rodenbach Brewery; and Theakston Brewery of the United Kingdom. Domestic craft brews from Peerless range from Anchor Brewing, Blue Point Brewing Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Crispin, Harpoon, Magic Hat, Ommegang, Pyramid Breweries and Sierra Nevada. Hunterdon Distributors will present a variety of beers including Breckenridge Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, Rogue Brewery and Slyfox Brewery. New Jersey is represented by Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant of South Orange, Butler’s High Point Brewing, Roselle Park’s Climax and Cricket Hill of Fairfield. Also presented will be New York’s Brooklyn Brewery, Shmaltz and Sixpoint Brewery; Weyerbacher from Pennsylvania; and Canada’s Unibroue. Guests will be sampling their beer in a memento pub tasting glass.

Chili samples will be provided by Cravings A Caterer, Eclectic Catering, Encore Catering, Exquisite Entertaining, Frungillo Caterers, Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant, Kilkenny Ale House, Laurence Craig Catering, Martini 494, Rutgers Catering, Ultimate Caterers and Touch Bayou Catering. Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant will be contributing hot dogs and trimmings; and Hilton Penn Station Newark will provide dessert.

Tickets (restricted to purchasers 21 and older) may be purchased by calling (973) 596-6559; visiting, or mailing checks to: Newark Museum, An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew, 49 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102-3176. Reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more, and opportunities are available for sponsorships and donations. Call 973-596-6559 for details.

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The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington Street in the Downtown/Arts District of Newark, New Jersey, just 3 blocks from NJPAC and 10 miles west of New York City. The Museum is open all year round: Wednesdays through Sundays, from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Suggested Museum admission: Adults, $10.00; Children, Seniors and Students with valid I.D., $6.00. Newark Residents and Members are admitted free. The Museum Café is open for lunches Wednesday through Sunday. Convenient parking is available for a fee. The Newark Museum campus, including its collections, facilities, and other resources, is accessible to accommodate the broadest audience possible, including individuals utilizing wheelchairs, with physical impairments, other disabilities, or special needs. For general information, call 973-596-6550 or visit our web site,

Newark Museum, a not-for-profit museum of art, science and education, receives operating support from the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State — a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Prudential Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Victoria Foundation, the Wallace Foundation and other corporations, foundations and individuals. Funds for acquisitions and activities other than operations are provided by members and other contributors.

The Newark Museum is just a few steps from the new NJTransit Light Rail Washington Park Station. Direct connection with the Light Rail at the Broad Street Station and through Penn Station makes the Museum a convenient ride from all points in the region.

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