NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NEWARK, NJ — The first of two public debates between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial race will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and broadcast live on WABC-TV and WPVI-TV at 7 p.m.  “NJPAC is honored to host what promises […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

Health insurance company makes major donation to NJPAC

Health insurance company makes major donation to NJPAC

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced on July 13 that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has made a $3 million gift to NJPAC to support new arts and wellness programming, both at the arts center and throughout Newark. The support comes through the company’s charitable arm, The Horizon […]

‘Sounds of the City’ is back — live, in person and safe!

‘Sounds of the City’ is back — live, in person and safe!

NEWARK, NJ — Newark is filled with music again this summer thanks to the return of NJPAC’s much-loved free outdoor concert series, “Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City,” with in-person performances on the arts center’s Chambers Plaza. On July 15, Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue Dance Party kicked off the seven-week series, which will spotlight a […]

NJPAC to reopen for in-person performances this summer

NJPAC to reopen for in-person performances this summer

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center will reopen for in-person performances this summer, after taking a leadership role in establishing best practices for hosting indoor performances, according to an April 16 press release. NJPAC has also upgraded its theaters with state-of-the-art safety equipment, including the installation of new HVAC air purification systems, […]

Display your talent at NJPAC open mic night

NEWARK, NJ — As part of NJPAC’s ongoing virtual programming, NJPAC will host its first-ever “Virtual Open Mic Night Series: Jersey Fresh.” The open mic night will provide an opportunity for those 16 years and older an opportunity to display their talent. Aspiring rappers, singers, comedians, dancers and others with unique talent can register at […]

NJPAC salutes pioneers of protest who won women the right to vote

NJPAC salutes pioneers of protest who won women the right to vote

NEWARK, NJ — Women were not given the right to vote. They fought for it. The struggle for women’s enfranchisement, finally achieved in August 1920, took the work of three generations. During the last 10 years of this fight, women’s rights advocates pioneered such modern strategies of resistance as parades, protests and picketing to bring […]

NJPAC extends campus closure through Jan. 1, 2021

NJPAC extends campus closure through Jan. 1, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced July 23 that it will extend the suspension of its traditional presenting activities through Jan. 1, 2021. “We hate to see our theaters remain dark, but the safety of our patrons and our staff is always our first concern. We’ve come to the difficult decision […]

NJPAC announces launch of jazz vocal competition

NJPAC announces launch of jazz vocal competition

NEWARK, NJ — For the ninth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, aka “The Sassy Awards,” a 21st-century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, more than 75 […]

Arts center launches ‘NJPAC in Your Living Room’

Arts center launches ‘NJPAC in Your Living Room’

NEWARK, NJ — With its campus closed to audiences and artists during the coronavirus pandemic, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center has found a new way to bring the magic of the performing arts to its community. An online portal, “NJPAC in Your Living Room,” offers live, original content, as well as a curated collection […]

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