Weequahic

Weequahic is a residential neighborhood located in Newark’s south ward. It was named after the 311-acre Weequahic Park, which in turn received its name from the Lenni-Lenape Native American term for “head of the cove.”

Part of the Weequahic neighborhood has been designated a historic district. Celebrated author Philip Roth grew up in Weequahic in the 1950s, when it was a heavily Jewish middle class neighborhood, and set many of his novels here.

Its major streets are Elizabeth Avenue, Chancellor Avenue, Lyons Avenue, and Bergen Street.

  • Did you know Weequahic is home to the country’s oldest public golf course? Yep, the honor belongs to the Weequahic Golf Course, which opened more than a century ago.
  • Did you also know that Weequahic Park includes the largest lake in Essex County? Yep, 80 acres!

These are just a couple of examples illustrating how Newark is more diverse, impressive and cinematic than you might expect.

For more on Weequahic, its history and the surrounding neighborhood, visit the New Jersey Historical Society‘s dedicated page here.

FILMING PERMIT
If you are interested in filming at Weequahic Park (operated by Essex County), you must complete and submit this permit application at least 21 days in advance.

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