Free Events

If you’re seeking great entertainment or an enriching program at zero cost, you’ve clicked to the right place. These events are open to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit each site for information on how to reserve free tickets (if required for admission).

Here is a list of upcoming NJPAC freebies:


Over There: Newarkers in the Great War

With John Zinn, president of the New Jersey Historical Society.

Sep 25 , 2017

Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its fourth season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown.

Oct 19 , 2017 - May 17 , 2018

Terell Stafford All-Stars Perform the Music of Dizzy Gillespie

This free jazz performance by the Terell Stafford All-Stars, part of Bethany Jazz Vespers at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, celebrates the centennial of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie and the enduring power of his music.

Nov 4 , 2017

WBGO Presents Carrie Jackson

WBGO Jazz 88.3FM presents this concert with Newark-born vocalist Carrie Jackson, a soulful song stylist with an adventurous repertoire that combines American standards, jazz originals, blues and pop.

Nov 8 , 2017
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Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio

NJPAC and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM host this free jazz performance featuring rising saxophonist-vocalist Camille Thurman in performance with The Darrell Green Trio, a unit led by the acclaimed drummer.

Nov 11 , 2017

The Activist Collector: An African-American Woman's Journey from Newark to Pre-Apartheid South Africa

With Christa Clarke of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard (and before that the Newark Museum) on the path-breaking collector, Lida Clanton Broner.

Mar 5 , 2018