The New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America’s foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark.

Upcoming Events
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Wed, 19 Jun, 07:00 PM
The first-of-its-kind New Jersey Reparations Council was convened by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice on Juneteenth 2023 to…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 20 Jun, 07:30 PM
Join us at our monthly Jazz Jam Sessions, featuring top-flight NJ musicians directed by pianist and bandleader, James Austin, Jr.…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 22 Jun, 06:00 PM
AATMA Performing Arts celebrates its 15-year anniversary with a breathtaking dance showcase titled “Sounds of my Soul”. Directed by Amit…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 22 Jun, 06:00 PM
The Centennial Celebration of the ground-breaking Senator Wynona Lipman, the first African-American female State Senator,  continues. In her 27 years…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 23 Jun, 07:00 PM
The breakout star of NJPAC’s Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Samara Joy has become a global jazz singing sensation. At…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Wed, 26 Jun, 04:00 PM
Creativity empowers individuals to take charge of their health and enhance their quality of life — from reducing stress and…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 27 Jun, 06:00 PM
You know summer is finally here when Horizon Sounds of the City returns to NJPAC! Our free outdoor concert series kicks off…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 28 Jun, 07:00 PM
Named Variety Magazine’s ‘10 Comics to Watch for 2023’, Zarna Garg is “One in a Billion.” This Indian immigrant mom is breaking…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 28 Jun, 08:00 PM
Brothers Osborne are the outlaws of the country-rock music scene. With fearless songwriting, adventurous musicianship and raw vulnerability, John and…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 29 Jun, 07:00 PM
Sommore reigns as the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.” This trendsetting, highly acclaimed veteran entertainer is widely considered one of America’s top…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 29 Jun, 08:00 PM
Join us for an evening with comedy superstar Stephen Colbert where he brings his incisive intellect and whip-smart humor to…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 29 Jun, 09:30 PM
Sommore reigns as the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.” This trendsetting, highly acclaimed veteran entertainer is widely considered one of America’s top…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 30 Jun, 03:00 PM
Jersey legend Kevin Smith showed the world the secrets of life (whether it be in an actual mall, a convenience…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Wed, 03 Jul, 08:00 PM
The dynamic duo that took Indian music to extraordinary heights, Ajay-Atul are music composers who have their roots in regional…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 11 Jul, 06:00 PM
Our free outdoor concert series continues with Cyro Baptista, the Brazilian percussionist extraordinaire. Artists from every genre have collaborated with…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 18 Jul, 06:00 PM
Our free outdoor concert series continues with Kofi Kinaata, the Ghanaian singer-songwriter and Fante rapper. His instantly likeable songs will…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 19 Jul, 08:00 PM
Aditya Gadhvi is a celebrated folk singer renowned for revitalizing Gujarati Folk Music and literature, captivating a new generation of…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 25 Jul, 06:00 PM
The ultimate New Orleans funk band gets the crowd pumping with their down-and-dirty fusion of funk, blues, soul and rock.…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 27 Jul, 07:30 PM
Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor Experience India’s biggest box-office smash-hit, Baahubali: The Beginning on a vast HD screen while the New Jersey Symphony performs M.M.…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 27 Jul, 07:30 PM
Comedian Jordan Klepper is best known for his work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and his Emmy-nominated political specials (Jordan Klepper…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 01 Aug, 06:00 PM
Rap icon KRS-One brings back the golden age of hip hop at NJPAC’s free outdoor concert series. Called “the greatest…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 03 Aug, 08:00 PM
Comedian Jared Freid is headed to NJPAC, riding high off the success of his new Netflix special 37 & Single and multiple…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 04 Aug, 07:00 PM
“I don’t sing for charts, I sing for hearts.” –Beres Hammond It’s always a party when Beres Hammond comes to…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 08 Aug, 06:00 PM
Release your wiggle! Big Freedia — the Queen of New Orleans Bounce — headlines the epic finale of NJPAC’s free…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 11 Aug, 07:00 PM
Russell Crowe has never let his Oscar-winning acting career stand in the way of his first passion: music. He describes…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 15 Aug, 07:00 PM
Jessica Rivero Altarriba conductor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin Robert Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale Claude Debussy / arr. Caplet Clair de Lune…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 16 Aug, 07:30 PM
Nicholas Hersh conductor Relive the chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in The Godfather as the New…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 24 Aug, 08:00 PM
Experience a transformative performance poetry concert encompassing a visual performance artist, dj, live band and many of the world’s top…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 12 Sep, 08:00 PM
Grab your wine (and milkshakes)—it’s time for And That’s Why We Drink. Hosted by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer, the award-winning…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 13 Sep, 07:00 PM
When did life begin? What are we doing here? Tackle life’s biggest questions with Richard Dawkins, the world-renowned evolutionary biologist…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 21 Sep, 07:00 PM
Amit’s brand of observational humor is refreshing and contemporary and has hit a chord with audiences across India. Amit had…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 21 Sep, 07:00 PM
Dublin-born comedian David Nihill is one of the smartest, funniest comics in the U.S. today. He’s selling out clubs and…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 22 Sep, 03:00 PM
See and hear Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse like never before! Watch the epic animated film in HD on the big screen, accompanied…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 22 Sep, 07:00 PM
Comedian Elon Gold is best known for his relatable takes on being Jewish and getting through the weirdness of life.…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 29 Sep, 07:00 PM
For any jazz fan, it’s a thrill to witness keyboard legend Herbie Hancock perform. He cooks, he smokes, he’s absolute…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 04 Oct, 07:30 PM
Donnell Rawlings made history on Chappelle’s Show when he improvised what would become the most repeated catchphrase ever delivered in sketch comedy:…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 04 Oct, 10:00 PM
Donnell Rawlings made history on Chappelle’s Show when he improvised what would become the most repeated catchphrase ever delivered in sketch comedy:…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 05 Oct, 05:00 PM
V3Eventz proudly presents the one & only, the legendary music composer “Deva’s Baasha” for the FIRST TIME in the US…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 06 Oct, 03:00 PM
Xian Zhang conductor Renée Fleming soprano New Jersey Symphony A breathtaking start to the 2024–25 season with international superstar Renée Fleming. As…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 06 Oct, 07:00 PM
Experience GRAMMY®-winning musical visionary Meshell Ndegeocello: composer, bassist, rapper, singer, producer and bandleader. She’s collaborated with countless artists including John…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 12 Oct, 08:00 PM
Embark on a journey to another world with the instrumental music of German guitarist Ottmar Liebert and his band, Luna…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 13 Oct, 07:30 PM
The award-winning animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender comes to life on the big screen, accompanied by a spectacular orchestra. Relive your…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 18 Oct, 10:00 AM
Young Artist Day introduces teenagers to diverse poets who are using words as a tool to effect social change. This free event…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 20 Oct, 06:00 PM
Calling all members of The Squad! Paige DeSorbo and Hannah Berner (from Bravo’s Summer House) are bringing their top-rated podcast Giggly Squad on…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 25 Oct, 07:30 PM
Experience the pulse-pounding excitement of Malevo! The all-male South American drum-and-dance troupe will have you on the edge of your…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 26 Oct, 07:00 PM
Comedian Michael Blaustein (host of the Stiff Socks podcast) can make literally anything funny. Armed with hysterical jokes and a gift for high-energy…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 01 Nov, 08:00 PM
Ali Siddiq’s stand-up career began behind bars, as he found comedy inspiration in incarceration. Audiences loved his true tales from…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Tue, 05 Nov, 07:30 PM
The legacy of jazz pioneer Max Roach is explored by the next generation of breakout percussionists: the Tyshawn Sorey Trio (MacArthur Fellow,…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 09 Nov, 07:00 PM
Teacher-turned-comedian Joe Dombrowski is a must-see for anyone who works with kids, has kids or used to be a kid.…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Mon, 11 Nov, 08:00 PM
Two events took place during NJPAC’s inaugural season (1997-98) that boldly announced what the vision of this new arts center…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 16 Nov, 07:30 PM
Jazz fans will be delighted to experience Madeleine Peyroux live in this intimate performance, part of the TD James Moody Jazz…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Wed, 20 Nov, 08:45 PM
Calling all members of The Squad! Paige DeSorbo and Hannah Berner (from Bravo’s Summer House) are bringing their top-rated podcast Giggly Squad on…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 21 Nov, 07:30 PM
Featuring nat adderley jr., jon faddis, vanessa rubin & lizz wright Celebrate 25 years of the Bethany Baptist Jazz Vespers…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 22 Nov, 07:30 PM
Guitarist John Pizzarelli is one of our most celebrated interpreters of the Great American Songbook. GRAMMY®-winning jazz vocalist Catherine Russell…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 22 Nov, 08:00 PM
Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke isn’t just an NEA Jazz Master, multi-GRAMMY® winner and veteran of 40+ albums. He’s also an accomplished…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 23 Nov, 06:00 PM
This jazz is hot, hot, hot! The Django Festival Allstars honor legendary Romani-French guitarist Django Reinhardt and his unique style…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 23 Nov, 08:00 PM
Time to blow the roof off the place. NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride (16x GRAMMY® nominee and 8x winner) and his Big…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 24 Nov, 11:00 AM
Sun, 11/24/24 @ 11:00AM Sun, 11/24/24 @ 1:00PM Join us for another edition of Dorthaan’s Place, the legendary jazz brunch…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 24 Nov, 03:00 PM
Every year, NJPAC honors the legacy of Newark’s Sarah Vaughan with the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. It’s the search…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 01 Dec, 03:00 PM
Expand your universe with astrophysicist, professor and New York Times best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this thought-provoking talk, he’ll discuss the…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 06 Dec, 08:00 PM
Smokey Robinson’s “Really Got a Hold on” NJPAC! The miraculous Motown star returns for another performance filled with hit after…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 12 Dec, 03:00 PM
Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor The New Jersey Symphony presents Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert featuring the complete film, with the score performed…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Thu, 12 Dec, 07:30 PM
Broadway and TV sensation Katharine McPhee joins 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, composer and producer David Foster for this intimate cabaret-style…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 14 Dec, 08:00 PM
Get ready to run down memory lane at Sonic speed! Sonic Symphony is an immersive live experience that celebrates more…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 15 Dec, 02:00 PM
‘Tis the season for making unforgettable memories with your family! Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, The Nutcracker is…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 22 Dec, 03:00 PM
Traditional West African dance unites with hip hop, modern dance and martial arts in our annual Kwanzaa Celebration with Forces…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 19 Jan, 03:00 PM
After an enchanting production of The Nutcracker, the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine returns to NJPAC with this performance of Swan Lake.…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 25 Jan, 07:30 PM
Xian Zhang conductor Min Kwon piano Peking University Alumni Chorus Starry Arts Children’s Choir | Rebecca Shen, director Join us for this evening…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 26 Jan, 07:00 PM
Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice, a magical performance created by the dance company MOMIX. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 02 Feb, 02:00 PM
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company welcomes the Lunar New Year of the Snake in 2025! Chinese traditions fuse with modern flair…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 02 Feb, 03:00 PM
That voice. That power. That personality! There’s nobody in the world like Patti LuPone — and aren’t we lucky to…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 07 Feb, 08:30 PM
This show will be performed in Spanish Franco Escamilla regresa este 2024-2025 con su nuevo show “1995” en el que…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 15 Feb, 08:00 PM
George Daugherty conductor George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong creators Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is back! Celebrate Looney Tunes and…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 08 Mar, 03:00 PM
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns to NJPAC! The chamber orchestra is beloved around the world —…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 08 Mar, 07:30 PM
Jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter’s Gone in a Phrase of Air is a journey through America’s vibrant Black neighborhoods that were demolished…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 12 Apr, 08:00 PM
Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor New Jersey Symphony Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 26 Apr, 07:00 PM
Sleeping Beauty is one of the most beautiful and spectacular ballets of the 19th century. This is a story about the…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Fri, 09 May, 08:00 PM
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is woven into the fabric of Newark—dancing at NJPAC’s opening night 26 years ago, and…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 10 May, 08:00 PM
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is woven into the fabric of Newark—dancing at NJPAC’s opening night 26 years ago, and…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sun, 11 May, 03:00 PM
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is woven into the fabric of Newark—dancing at NJPAC’s opening night 26 years ago, and…
 
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sat, 17 May, 02:00 PM
Xian Zhang conductor New Jersey Symphony Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik Johann Sebastian Bach Double Concerto for Two Violins Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony…