Engage. Connect. Celebrate.

We like to say that we’re more than a venue—we’re a community. That’s why we’re one of the few performing arts centers in the country with an entire department dedicated to reaching out, building connections and just plain having fun with our neighbors in their own backyards.

You can find us at your schools, libraries, churches and street fairs, spreading the conversation about movement, music and more. Come say hello!

Free Events

Every year we present over 200 free events all over New Jersey to share our love of the arts with you.

coming soon


Pearls of Wisdom

Feb 11 - Jun 9, 2020IntergenerationalCommunity vibesFree


Books on the Move & Jazz in the Stacks

Feb 12 - May 29, 2020Family friendlyFree Readingfun


Jazz Jam Sessions

Dec 19, 2019 - Jun 18, 2020FreeCommunity vibesHigh energy


Newark History Society

Jun 1, 2020FreeHistoricalJersey proud

We are dancing, jamming, reading, talking and connecting to the arts from our hearts to yours.

Donna Walker-Kuhne
Senior Advisor, Community Engagement