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


Kwanzaa Festival & Marketplace

Dec 20 - 21, 2019Family friendlyAfrican-American cultureCelebration


Jazz at Ahavas Sholom

Dec 8, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020JazzCross-culturalAudience participation


Books on the Move & Jazz in the Stacks

Nov 23, 2019 - May 6, 2020Family friendlyFree Readingfun


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