Free Events

If you’re seeking great entertainment or an enriching program at zero cost, you’ve clicked to the right place. These events are open to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit each site for information on how to reserve free tickets (if required for admission).

Here is a list of upcoming NJPAC freebies:


Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its fourth season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown.

Feb 21 - Jun 20 , 2019

Books on the Move 2018 - 2019

Feb 23 - Jun 5 , 2019

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Catherine Russell

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring GRAMMY Award-winning jazz vocalist Catherine Russell, who earned a 2017 GRAMMY nod for her latest (and seventh) solo album, Harlem on My Mind.

Mar 2 , 2019

Beyond Gospel Music Series: Sisters of the WORD, Women Of Real Devotion

Sponsored by NJPAC’s Faith-Based Advisory Committee, the Beyond Gospel Music Series highlights expressions of faith through the performing arts.

Mar 7 , 2019

NJPAC Stage Exchange Kickoff: The 2019 Commissions

The NJPAC Stage Exchange kicks off its fifth season of innovative, new-play development with a free sneak preview of two exciting works.

Mar 8 , 2019
Arts Education

Jazz in the Stacks

NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens offers music students from diverse communities mentoring and instruction by leading jazz artists. The ensemble is proud to perform at local Newark Public libraries as part of the Jazz in the Stacks series!

Mar 20 - May 1 , 2019

Dance in Your Community

Mar 31 - Apr 17 , 2019

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Reggie Workman

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring legendary bassist and composer Reggie Workman, one of the most technically astute players in modern jazz, known for a versatile style that moves freely between hard bop and avant-garde settings.

Apr 6 , 2019

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Vanessa Rubin with the Don Braden Organix Group

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring vocalist Vanessa Rubin, recently classified as one of the music world’s “Diva Nouvelles” by Essence magazine, and saxophonist Don Braden, whose playing has been described as “brilliant and assured” by The New York Times.

May 4 , 2019