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:

Rock & Pop

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue Dance Party

A new season of Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, opens with the annual appearance of the Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue Dance Party.

Jul 6 , 2017
Rock & Pop

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Jon B.

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents contemporary soul and R&B with song stylist Jon B.

Jul 13 , 2017
Hip Hop

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Kurtis Blow/Universal Hip Hop Museum

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents live music with Kurtis Blow and his Universal Hip Hop Museum.

Jul 20 , 2017
Latin Music

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Septeto Santiaguero

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents Cuban dance music with Septeto Santiaguero.

Jul 27 , 2017
R&B

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Tower of Power

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents R&B and soul with Tower of Power.

Aug 3 , 2017
Jazz

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Louis Prima, Jr. & The Witnesses

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents live jazz with Louis Prima, Jr. and The Witnesses.

Aug 10 , 2017
Hip Hop

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Black Sheep / Das EFX

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents live music with Black Sheep and Das EFX.

Aug 17 , 2017
Hip Hop

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Talib Kweli

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents acclaimed hip-hop artist Talib Kweli.

Aug 24 , 2017
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Over There: Newarkers in the Great War

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

Sep 25 , 2017
Jazz

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
Jazz

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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Jazz

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
Free

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
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