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In a time of constant change and overlapping challenges, how are Newark’s most creative thinkers working, evolving – and thriving? Join us every Tuesday at 6PM on Instagram Live to have an in-depth conversation with the young innovators who’ve made this city’s tight-knit community one of the most diverse, interesting, and active in the state. You’ll be able to ask them questions about their work, their response to the pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement – and learn more about the energy that’s making New Jersey’s largest city so resilient. This week, meet Adam Bergo, who runs Black Swan Espresso on Halsey Street in Newark. Opened in 2017, Black Swan is now a go-to downtown spot for nitro brews and artisanal donuts. Adam not only runs the Black Swan (with his mother, Laura Mashtaler), he’s also a musician who records under the name Cevn. We’ll talk to Adam about the challenge of being an entrepreneur in the middle of a pandemic, and balancing the work of running a small business while pursuing his artistic goals.

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