“What’s the Word in Rahway?” The word is Poetry, and it’s happening
right here in Rahway, New Jersey! Every 1st Saturday of the month, Atelier Rosal Custom Framing and Art Services, in conjunction with the Association for the Creative and Performance
Arts, (ACP Arts) put on a dynamic show full of spoken word and slam poetry
titled, “What’s the Word on Cherry Street!?” February 2nd’s show was no
exception. The evening was filled with poets and performers from all walks of life.
From the open mic to the slam performers, the talent left audience members
captivated and wanting more. This show is so diverse that it stretches far beyond
the City limits of Rahway. Paterson, Hackensack, Westfield, Newark and
Plainfield, New Jersey were only a few areas that were represented. This show is
all about bringing people together and bridging cultural gaps through artistic
creativity. And what better place for art, than in Atelier Rosal’s showroom and art gallery. They
have opened their doors to the arts and poetry community. They not only promote
the work of local artists, but they also work with private collectors, art enthusiasts,
and high volume commercial vendors.
If you think the adults are having the last word in poetry here in Rahway,
New Jersey, then you are wrong indeed! ACP Arts along with the Rahway
Prevention Coalition, Rahway Arts and Business Partnership, and Legends
Entertainment sponsor a Youth Open Mic at the Cherry Pit Youth Center. This is a
bi-monthly event open to young people of all ages. The past shows have been jam
packed with tweens, teens and adults who are there to promote and support the
talented young artists in the area.
Stay tuned, the next adult poetry show at Atelier Rosal will be on
Saturday, March 2nd. The Cherry Pit Youth Open Mic returns Friday, April 5th.
All events start at 6pm and are free! Come out and be a part of the Arts Movement
For more information about the Arts Movement in Rahway please follow the
Association for the Creative and Performance Arts on Instagram: @acp_arts or
contact Atelier Rosal at (848) 236-5027 or visit their website at