There’s always something special going on at NJPAC! Explore our festivals, themed series, and subscription opportunities below. You’ll find so much to do—and lots of it is absolutely free. We hope to see you soon!

Series & Festivals

TD James Moody Jazz Festival

The 12th annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival presents dozens of free and ticketed events!

TD Jazz Series

The TD Jazz Series is always an enticing and eclectic celebration of distinctively American music.

M&T Bank Dance Series

Experience breathtaking dance from around the world and our own backyard.


The Classical Series welcomes some of the world’s most celebrated performers to play for you in our gorgeous hall.

Dodge Poetry

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the NJPAC launch Dodge Poetry – a new collaboration that celebrates poetry as a catalyst for communities to advance social change. 

new jersey symphony

NJPAC’s resident orchestra spotlights the depth, breadth, power and creativity of orchestral music for all audiences.

North to Shore

New Jersey’s newest, month-long festival features all the talent, diversity and creativity this great state has to offer!

free series

Horizon Sounds of the City

Our famous FREE outdoor concert series brings residents together every week in Chambers Plaza.

Jazz Jams

Join us at our monthly Jazz Jam Sessions, featuring top-flight NJ musicians directed by pianist and bandleader, James Austin, Jr.


ArtsXChange is an innovative collaboration between NJPAC and Newark neighborhoods to spotlight local talent, and nurture the creativity of residents.

Standing in Solidarity

NJPAC has launched a series of events focused on promoting racial equality in order to bring our community together.

Icons Series

Take a deep dive into the life and artistry of icons from Ella Fitzgerald to Dave Brubeck and George Clinton in this unique online series…

Pearls of Wisdom

An inter-generational conversation series that brings together students and seniors to discuss today’s pressing issues surrounding the arts, culture and activism.

Classical Conversations with George Marriner Maul

NJPAC invites you to join us on a journey into the heart of some of the most beloved works by composers from Stravinsky to Chopin…

Hear all about it Series

Listen to some of today’s most compelling artists tell the tales of how their greatest albums were made, or how the iconic players of the…

10 Newark Creators

Join us every Tuesday at 6PM on Instagram Live to have an in-depth conversation with the young innovators of this city’s tight-knit community.

Bethany Jazz Vespers

Join us each first Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church for a free Jazz series!

Books on the Move
& Jazz in the Stacks

A series of family-friendly free readings of Nighttime Symphony written by Christopher Myers or Chato’s Kitchen written by Gary Soto and illustrated by Susan Guevara.

Jazz at Ahavas Sholom

Celebrate jazz at this free community event series presented in collaboration with Ahavas Sholom, the Jewish Museum of New Jersey.

Jazz Jam Session

Co-­presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, monthly Jazz Jam Sessions attracts ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond.


Create Your Own Series

The more you see, the more you save! Choose 3 or more performances and save 15%.

NJ Speakers Series

The world’s most celebrated and influential personalities challenge your mind, expand your world—and of course, make you laugh.

Film & Orchestra Series

Imagine your all-time favorite movies up on our big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra bringing the score to life.

Classical Subscription Series

An unparalleled experience for all generations. Don’t miss these powerhouse concerts in elegant Prudential Hall.