Jul 16, 2013 View All News

NJPAC Opens its Doors to the Community with a Free Family Fair at Theater Square

Newark, NJ (July 17, 2013) – The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will throw its doors open wide for a Family Fair at Theater Square on Saturday, July 27th from 2:00-5:00pm. The fair will feature a wide range of activities, free of charge for all ages, including Zumba dance classes, arts and crafts projects, an instrument “petting zoo” and performances in Theater Square by the Oasis Youth Steel Ensemble, the Umoja Dance Company and students from NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens arts training program.

During Fair day, NJPAC is also inviting the community inside for behind-the-scenes tours of the facility, showcasing performance spaces in the main building as well as training spaces in its Center for Arts Education. 
Adding to the festivities NJPAC will be offering $20.00 tickets to over 18 performances from 2:00-5:00pm at the box office. Discounted highlights include Alvin Ailey, Salsapalooza, and Sing, Swing, Sing featuring Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride and many others. Delicacies from local eateries will round out what is sure to become a summer highlight for Newark’s families.

NJPAC is New Jersey’s largest provider of arts education, servicing over 60,000 students annually.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over seven million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.