In 1995, AAFNJ purchased the Ambrose-Ward Mansion in East Orange, NJ to establish a cultural and educational center for the City of East Orange and the region of Essex County.
This historical mansion has splendid wood paneled walls, a grand staircase, authentic antique furnishings, ceiling murals and eight marble fireplaces. The 12,500 sq. ft. mansion is an ideal location for a variety of events such as art exhibitions, lectures, and music recitals, as well as location site for feature films and magazine photo sessions.
The mansion also serves as our headquarters and is available for individuals who would like to lease the venue for special occasions, meetings and community events. To lease out the Ambrose-Ward Mansion for your events, please fill out our rental application.