Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Celebrate Black Music Month with NJPAC's local Jazz & community events!


A message from NJPAC's Community Engagement Team.



Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30PM
Clement’s Place
15 Washington Street
Newark, NJ

Join us at our monthly Jazz Jam Sessions and celebrate Black Music Month, featuring top-flight NJ musicians directed by pianist and bandleader, James Austin, Jr. This series is co-presented by NJPAC’s Jazz Advisory Committee and Rutgers Institute for Jazz Studies. Immerse yourself in the relaxing sounds of jazz music that stimulate the player’s and listeners’ minds.

All novice and seasoned jazz musicians and singers are welcomed to jam and improv with the professional band throughout the night.



Celebration of Gospel Music

Jun 18 @ 8PM

Zion Hill Baptist Church

Celebrate Black Music Month with an exploration of gospel music and its impact on Black music and culture.


The Promise of Juneteenth

New Jersey Reparations Council Year One

Jun 19 @ 7PM


This event will examine the often overlooked history of slavery in New Jersey and provide research for how the state can repair the enduring harm to Black residents.



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.



Horizon Sounds of the City

Jun 27 – Aug 8 @ 6PM


Our famous FREE outdoor concert series brings residents together on Thursdays in Chambers Plaza outside NJPAC. It’s a dance party with a festival atmosphere — and you’re invited!

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Prescribing Creativity: Promoting Health Equity Through Arts-on-Prescription

Jun 26 @ 4PM

Free on Zoom

Join us for an informative conversation on how the first Arts-on-Prescription pilot program in New Jersey uses the arts to build health equity.



 north to shore 

The Audible Showcase Stage

Jun 28 – 30

Harriet Tubman Square

Check out 14 amazing performers from Brick City. Bring the whole family for a fire weekend offering the best of Newark-centric sounds, food, drink and vendors.



Jazz Jams at Clement’s Place is part of the TD Jazz Series

Generous support for ArtsXChange is provided by Women@NJPAC
The Promise of Juneteenth is presented by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice with NJPBS
Stronger Than Steel: The Senator Wynona Lipman story is co-presented with The New Jersey Historical Society

Generous support for Horizon Sounds of the City provided by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health and Mars Wrigley. Additional support provided by Patrón Tequila, Belvedere Vodka, High West Whiskey, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Gia Maione Prima Foundation

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

Prudential presents North to Shore is co-produced by Montclair Film Festival, Madison Marquette, NFF, Platinum Music Plus and SJ Presents
Prudential presents North to Shore is sponsored by Prudential, NJEDA, NJM Insurance, United Airlines, Xfinity, CRDA, Outfront, NJ Division of Travel and Tourism, and Cuervo Tradicional

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