Community Engagement Free Events

From train stations to classrooms, community gatherings to outdoor festivals, NJPAC representatives are on the move throughout New Jersey. Below are some of the places you can find us.

Books on the Move! Literary Tour Free Children's Reading Event

Jazz Jam Sessions

Free Dance Workshops


Jazz Collage Workshop


This Music We Call Jazz Collage Workshop

Congregation Ahavas Shalom and The Jewish Museum of New Jersey will offer a free Jazz Collage Workshop on Sunday, November 6, 2-5 PM.  Artist Mansa K. Mussa will lead this exciting journey into the world of mixed media jazz collages inspired by the art of Romare Bearden. The workshop will examine the narrative that explores the relationship between jazz musicians and the people who love and support the music.

“We’ll be using traditional cut and paste collage techniques, as well as decorative and graphic arts paper and some of my photographs of jazz musicians.  We had a great turnout of friends and families last year, and the collages they created were fabulous!” states Mussa.

 The Jewish Museum of New Jersey is housed at “Historic” Ahavas Shalom, located at 145 Broadway, Newark, N.J.  The facility is wheelchair accessible, and limited parking is available.

Mansa K. Mussa is a Newark based artist who has been teaching visual art in the city for the past 36 years.  He currently teaches at the Newark Museum, Arts Horizons, Arts Unbound and the Visual Art Center of New Jersey.

For more information contact Mansa at: [email protected]