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


Wellness Wednesday: West African Dance with Karen Love

Dec 2, 2020Cross-culturalCommunity vibesDance


Wellness Wednesday: Virtual Step class with Maxine Lyle

Dec 9, 2020DanceCross-culturalCommunity vibes


Virtual Kwanzaa Festival & Marketplace

Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2020Family friendlyAfrican-American cultureCelebration


Forgotten Newark Riots: 1834, 1854 and 1917

Mar 15, 2021ConversationsSocial justiceCity of Newark

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

Donna Walker-Kuhne
Senior Advisor, Community Engagement