NJPAC and the TD James Moody Jazz Festival in collaboration with Ahavas Sholom, the Jewish Museum of New Jersey, present a series of free events for the community.
The Ed Berger Photography Collection
Nov 3–Jan 13
Sundays @ 2–5PM
Call 973.297.5138 to make an appointment. This exhibit will feature photography inspired by the progression of jazz around the world.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collage Making Workshop
Sun, Jan 12 @ 12–2PM
Newark artist Joanne Leone conducts a collaborative paint and weaving project inspired by MLK’s speeches, civil rights music and poems.
Sun, Jan 12 @ 2–3PM
Keynote address by MaNishtana (aka Rabbi Shais Rishon), a blogger, playwright, novelist and congregational rabbi. The speech will be followed by
Freebird: The Early Life of Sarah Vaughan, a musical play that touches on career-defining moments in Vaughan’s early years, interspersed with jazz classics and songs from Vaughan’s repertoire.
Voting Rights and Music
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Panel
Sun, Jan 12 @ 3–4PM
The afternoon will end with a panel discussion on MLK’s contributions to the voting rights movement and the music that shaped the civil rights movement, moderated by Tierra Moultrie of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Panelists include:
• Rabbi Rishon aka MaNishtana
• Gwen Moten, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism, City of Newark