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.

You can find us at your schools, libraries, churches and street fairs, spreading the conversation about movement, music and more. Come say hello!

In-person programs:

Summer Fun in The Park

Free, fun, family-friendly programs every week in Newark parks

Newark’s city parks are the place to be! Get “Back Together Again” with your friends, family, and community with free weekly activities. Enjoy movies, music, and theater. Make art. Celebrate reading. Pack a picnic or grab a bite at the food truck. Learn about health and wellness. Connect, relax and play outside. All this (and more) is happening this summer at Washington Park, Riverfront Park, Lincoln Park, Military Park, and Mulberry Commons.

Free Virtual Programs:

Standing in Solidarity

NJPAC has launched a series of events and initiatives focused on promoting racial equality.

Wellness Wednesday: Dance in Your Community

Get up and move to these virtual Wellness dance courses!

Pearls of Wisdom

Online gatherings that feature members of NJPAC’s’ Council of Elders and current president of the Newark Branch of the NAACP, Deborah Smith-Gregory.

Books on the Move

Join NJPAC Teaching Artist Wincey Terry for free readings of Firebird, Nighttime Symphony, Chato’s Kitchen, and more!