Phil Murphy’s slate of events leading up to inauguration

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team announced its schedule of events leading up to the inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver got the ball rolling with a kickoff event Friday afternoon at the Newark Museum.

Here’s a look at what is taking place between and Tuesday night’s Inaugural Ball.


  • State tour: Murphy and Oliver will visit various communities across the state to discuss their vision for the next four years. Click here to learn more details.


  • Wreath-laying ceremony: At the Wildwoods Veterans Memorial, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Kids interactive inaugural: At the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here.
  • Inaugural concert: Featuring PnB Rock and Busta Rhymes. At Middlesex County College, from 5-7 p.m. For more information, click here.


  • Day of Service: Murphy and Oliver will participate in designated service activities throughout all 21 counties to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For more information, click here.


  • Inaugural prayer service:  The official inaugural prayer service will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Swearing-in ceremony: The swearing-in ceremony will take place in the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Inaugural Ball: At MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, from 7-11 p.m. For more information, click here.