Friday, May 3, 2024

Take a look at free spring events across Newark!




Mon, May 6
Film screening @ 6PM
Panel conversation @ 7:15 – 8:30PM

Chase Room
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Standing in Solidarity focuses on the Asian American experience.

The event includes a screening of the award-winning documentary Far East Deep South, the PSEG True Diversity Film selection, about a Chinese American family’s search for their roots and the discovery of an immigrant community in the South in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

Also revealed in the film is how the Chinese American settlers developed a symbiotic relationship with their Black neighbors during the Jim Crow era and bridged racial and ethnic divides in tumultuous times.

This event is a co-production of NJPAC and the New Jersey Chapter of Ascend, the largest global network advancing Pan-Asian professionals in the workplace and corporate boardrooms.

Our panel conversation will be moderated by Michael K. Hyun, Vice President Procurement & Deputy General Counsel, PSEG.

Our panelists include:

Baldwin Chiu, Producer of Far East Deep South and co-founder of Giant Flashlight Mediam

Jack Tchen, Inaugural Clement A. Price Chair of Public History & Humanities at Rutgers University–Newark and Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture & the Modern Experience

Jennifer Rasing, Research Scientist and Leader of the Pan Asian Network (PAN) People & Business Resource group at Bristol Myers Squibb

Professor Linda Carter McDonald Esq., Member of the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey

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 free events 

Tyreek McDole
Bethany Jazz Vespers

May 4 @ 6PM
Bethany Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers welcomes 2023 Sassy Award-winning jazz vocalist Tyreek McDole and his quintet. Free!


Photovoice Exhibition Opening
May 7 @ 6 – 8PM
Newark Public Library

Join us for the opening reception for the Photovoice photograph and narrative exhibition, featuring creative work from NJPAC’s LGBTQ+ ERG and The Pride Center.


If It Had Not Been for Mother

May 9 @ 6PM
Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center

An evening of music and storytelling with Gwen Moten, an esteemed White House-appointed American Cultural Specialist. Moten will perform a curated version of her one-woman show, From Birmingham to Botswana.


Lullaby Project Celebration Concert
May 15 @ 6:30PM
NJPAC Center for Arts Education

This celebratory concert features families from The Lullaby Project: our program that pairs new and expecting parents and caregivers with songwriters to write personalized lullabies.


Jazz Jams
May 16 @ 7:30PM
​​​​Clement's Place

Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, these Jazz Jam sessions attract ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond!


ArtsXChange The Future is Purple
May 23 @ 6PM
Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective

Just like the book and movie, The Color Purple, this program honors the bonds of sisterhood. Come prepared to compete in a trivia game about note-worthy women in Newark.


Stronger Than Steel
The Senator Wynona Lipman Story

Sat, Jun 22 @ 6PM

The Centennial Celebration of Wynona Lipman, the first African-American female State Senator, continues. This program includes a film screening followed by a panel conversation.


Generous support for Far East Deep South is provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC, and PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon

Generous support for ArtsXChange is provided by Women@NJPAC

Tyreek McDole and Jazz Jams are part of the TD Jazz Series

Tyreek McDole is presented in association with Bethany Jazz Vespers

Arts & Well-Being at NJPAC is made possible through foundational support from RWJBarnabas Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Women@NJPAC, with additional support from Merck Foundation, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Celia Liption Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund, and DoorDash

Stronger Than Steel: The Senator Wynona Lipman story is co-presented with The New Jersey Historical Society

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