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
NJPAC IYC Liturgical Dance Workshop Tour
Jazz Collage Workshop
This Music We Call Jazz
Congregation Ahavas Sholom 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 Sholom, 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.
Please click below to RSVP
NJPAC and the Africana Institute at Essex County College present:
FELA' The Music, the Movement - Panel Discussion & Afrobeat Dance Party
Fela! The Music, the Movement
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6pm
Essex County College, Siegler Hall, West Market Street and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Newark
Presented by Essex County College’s Africana Institute and NJPAC
Join us at Fela! The Music, the Movement: Creating a Generation of Political Consciousness Through Afrobeat, a discussion about the life and work of Afrobeat musical genius Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Fela’s connection to politics, culture and spirituality will be explored. Panelists include Dr. Akil Kokayi Khalfani, director of the Africana Institute at Essex County College; Edward Jaheed Ashley, producer and director of the documentary Fela-NYC: Fresh from Africa; and African Orisa practitioner Babalawo Oluwole A. Ifakunle Adetutu Alagbede.
An Afrobeat Dance Party with DJ Mello Mel will follow the conversation at “The Shrine” in the College’s cafeteria from 8-10pm.
Advance registration is recommended. RSVP here.