Out and About In the Community

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.


Friday, September 19 - Community Engagement Department Launch
Victoria Theater Lobby 
NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark

We invite you to celebrate our new department and hear about all we have to offer for the upcoming season, including NJPAC Stage Exchange! Please join us as our guest for Wanda Sykes' performance at NJPAC as well as a pre-show reception with refreshments.*

*You must be present at the reception to pick up your free, single ticket.


July 28 - Newark Retrospective

Robert Curvin signs copies of his new book, Inside Newark: Decline, Rebellion, and the Search for Transformation, on Monday, July 28 at 6pm at NICO Kitchen + Bar. The free event, sponsored by NJPAC and the Newark History Society, also features a panel discussion with Rebecca Doggett, Richard Cammarieri and Warren Grover, moderated by Walter Chambers. Reservations must be made by July 24 by emailingNewarkHistorySociety@verizon.netor calling (973) 376-8273.


Celebrate Harlem Week!

July 26, 2014 - Family Fair at Theater Square - Enjoy a summer day filled with performances and activities for the entire family. NJPAC’s outdoor Theater Square is the site of this second annual celebration, which features arts and crafts, refreshments, tours, an instrument "petting zoo," contests and demonstrations.

July 27, 2014 - A Great Day in Harlem - With an expected attendance of 40,000, “A Great Day in Harlem” is a day long family-oriented event.  Participants can enjoy an Outdoor Festival, Picnic, Fashion Show and Concerts, saluting Gospel, Dance, Theater, Latin, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz.  There will also be arts & crafts, food from around the world, vendors, exhibitions, corporate exhibits, career recruitment and much more!  Check out all of the “Great Day in Harlem” events!

August 16, 2014 - Summer in the City - Over 60,000 attendees will enjoy an outdoor R&B, Rock and Hip Hop concert, featuring regional dance events,  College “Step Show” Competitions and an outdoor film festival.  There will also be exhibitors and vendors providing delicious foods, creative arts & crafts, clothing and much more.  Checkout all of the “Summer in the City” events! 

August 17, 2014 - Harlem Day - Over 90,000 attendees will enjoy four outdoor stages of live entertainment, featuring “The International Roots of Jazz”: Reggae, Latin, Soca, Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rock, Blues and Calypso.  There will also be exhibitors and vendors providing delicious foods, creative arts & crafts, clothing and much more.  Click here for all “Harlem Day” events scheduled!


June 28, 2014 - Praise by the Passaic Gospel Festival - Join residents of Newark and the region to celebrate the conclusion of New Jersey Gospel Month with a festival of gospel song and praise dance showcasing talent from across Newark, hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis of the Gospel Time television program.

Newark Riverfront Park is located along Raymond Boulevard between Van Buren & Somme Streets. The #1 bus stops nearby, and Newark Penn Station is only a 10-minute walk down Raymond Blvd.

Bring blankets & lawn chairs, and don’t forget to wear white!  More details