Welcome to The Cooperman Center

Have you heard? NJPAC is building a new education and community center, right on our campus on Center Street. It’ll be called The Cooperman Family Arts Education and Community Center. This state-of-the-art facility will be shaped by you— Newark’s families, artists, seniors and teachers—ensuring that it’s inclusive and relevant for folks of all ages.

The Cooperman Family Arts Education and Community Center is a hub of creativity and innovation where the performing arts are a tool for education, understanding, expression, and healing. We invite our entire community to gather here to learn, collaborate and celebrate diverse voices.

What’s Coming to The Cooperman Center

  • 12-hour-a-day access for Newarkers of all ages
  • Arts training for kids and teens, including music, hip hop, dance and theater
  • A black box theater for student and community performances
  • Rehearsal spaces for community arts groups
  • Creative, innovative and engaging parent-and-child classes for growing families
  • Parenting workshops
  • Activities for older adults
  • And more to come!

We want to hear from you!

Contact Grizel Ubarry to host a focus group, participate in a conversation, or engage with the planning process: email grizelubarry@gmail.com or call 201.207.7014.

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submit your ideas

What would YOU like to see at The Cooperman Center? We want to hear your ideas about what will make this space an asset to our city and useful to you, your family and your community. This project won’t be complete without your input. Visit one of our upcoming community conversations or take our survey below.