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Jazz Jams

NJPAC’s Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its third season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown. The series features live music every third Thursday of the month commencing August 18th through December 15th. Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, Jazz Jam Sessions attracts ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond, as well as talented students seeking to play alongside their musical heroes. Admission is free, but space is limited. The dates are as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 22: Join us for a program including Steve Davis on trombone, bassist David Williams, Alvester Garnett on drums, and pianist James Austin.

Thursday, Oct. 20: TBA.

Thursday, Nov. 10: TBA.

Thursday, Dec. 15: TBA.


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Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace

The holidays are coming! Take care of all of your gift-giving needs when NJPAC’s Prudential Hall Lobby is transformed into a community marketplace.

For more info njpac.org


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Second Sunday

Newark Museum Celebrates Redesigned Native American Galleries

The Newark Museum is celebrating its newly redesigned and reinterpreted galleries of Native American art at its Second Sunday program. The program features lectures; performances; tours; art and science demonstrations, and workshops; music; and baked goods. All events are free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Free reception with food. For more info newarkmuseum.org

Program highlights:

Baked treats with music by the NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble | Noon - 2 pm

Artist Demonstration | Noon - 4 pm
Elizabeth James-Perry, an enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head –Aquinnah, demonstrates traditional techniques using natural materials.  She hand-spins milkweed and buffalo wool, uses natural dyes and creates a neck pouch decorated with wampum shell beads.

Seeing America Teen-Led Gallery Tour | 12:30 pm
Teens from the Museum’s Explorers Program lead this tour featuring art from Native Artists of North America and other galleries in Seeing America.

Native Artists of North America Gallery Tour
1 pm
Enjoy a tour of Native Artists of North America, led by specially trained docents.

Family Gallery Workshops: Seeing America | 1, 2 & 3 pm
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to explore the way lines connect, travel and intertwine with each other in gallery artworks, including the geometric shapes in Andy Warhol’s boxes and the brushstrokes in Chinese screens

Newark Museum through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists:  Lisette Morel & Ayana Evans | 2 pm
The artists will tour the Museum and talk about what inspires them and the ways that works in the collection impact their own performance art.  

Navajo Sky (Planetarium Show) 
Recommended for adults and children ages 8 and up; 35 minutes
Requires separate admission fee: Adults $6; children under 12, seniors, and college students $4, Members: Adults $4, children & seniors $3 | 
2 & 4 pm
Join a Navajo family as they listen to their elders telling fascinating stories about Native American constellations that have been passed on from generation to generation.This planetarium show is presented in Navajo and English. 

Performance  | 3 pm
Native New Jersey, a cultural outreach initiative focused on the heritage of the New Jersey region's original people, helps celebrate Native Artists of North America. Drummers and dancers, most citizens of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe, a New Jersey state recognized tribe, offer Pow Wow style and traditional Lenape style dancing.

In Conversation: American Art Curator Tricia Bloom and artist Jeffrey Gibson | 4 pm
Gibson discuss his work, his influences and inspirations, and the Newark Museum commission Come Alive! (I Feel Love), his sculptural work on view in the Native American galleries.

 


Jazz Jams

NJPAC’s Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its third season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown. The series features live music every third Thursday of the month commencing August 18th through December 15th. Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, Jazz Jam Sessions attracts ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond, as well as talented students seeking to play alongside their musical heroes. Admission is free, but space is limited. The dates are as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 22: Join us for a program including Steve Davis on trombone, bassist David Williams, Alvester Garnett on drums, and pianist James Austin.

Thursday, Oct. 20: TBA.

Thursday, Nov. 10: TBA.

Thursday, Dec. 15: TBA.


Liturgical Dance Workshop

Festival of Praise Dance Workshop

NJPAC celebrates dance in a big way by presenting special programs close to home. Join us for enlightening conversations, master classes and other events to inspire you!


Jazz Jams

NJPAC’s Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its third season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown. The series features live music every third Thursday of the month commencing August 18th through December 15th. Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, Jazz Jam Sessions attracts ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond, as well as talented students seeking to play alongside their musical heroes. Admission is free, but space is limited. The dates are as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 22: Join us for a program including Steve Davis on trombone, bassist David Williams, Alvester Garnett on drums, and pianist James Austin.

Thursday, Oct. 20: TBA.

Thursday, Nov. 10: TBA.

Thursday, Dec. 15: TBA.


Steve Davis

NJPAC’s Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its third season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown. The series features live music every third Thursday of the month commencing August 18th through December 15th. This week, join us for live performances from trombonist Steve Davis, bassist David Williams, Alvester Garnett on drums, and pianist James Austin. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations must be made in advance below.

Thursday, Sept. 22: Join us for a program including Steve Davis on trombone, bassist David Williams, Alvester Garnett on drums, and pianist James Austin.


LGBTQ Salsa Dance

Newark LGBTQ Center: Free Salsa Dance Lesson

Join us for an afternoon of FREE salsa dance lessons with Instructor Jose Rojas, sponsored by NJPAC! Open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, dance experience or number of left feet! Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend.


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

NJPAC: $3.50 for 350

In honor of Newark Celebration 350’s ongoing yearlong celebrations commemorating Newark’s 350th anniversary of its founding, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that a new slate of select shows has been made available for the “NJPAC: $3.50 for 350” program for Newark residents. From the critically acclaimed smash The Hip Hop Nutcracker to the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, there will be something for everyone to enjoy during NJPAC’s exciting 2016-2017 season! A limited number of tickets for select performances will be available for $3.50 at the box office only, commencing on August 22, 2016. Valid ID with proof of Newark residency is required. Ticket limit: two tickets per person.


Newark 350 International Jazz Day Celebration

Jazz House Kids, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, and The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will partner to present a 2016 International Jazz Day celebration. The event will bring together young people, families and jazz fans of all ages to celebrate the truly American music of jazz and to learn its rich history in the city of Newark. Additionally, the program will enable the Newark community to join a massive worldwide observance of International Jazz Day, with over 800 events taking place in more than 190 United Nations and UNESCO member states. We will have a pre-concert talk, concert, post-concert jam session, as well as an after-party at Duke’s Southern Table.