In commemoration of our on going year long celebration of Newark’s 350th anniversary, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is continuing it’s popular NJPAC: $3.50 for 350 program for Newark residents through 2017!

The amazing deal offers residents an incredible opportunity to enjoy some of the leading artists and musicians of our time. From classical ballet performances of Swan Lake by the Moscow Festival Ballet to the smash hit The Hip Hop Nutcracker or jazz by the legendary Wynton Marsalis, NJPAC: $3.50 for 350 has something for everyone!

NJPAC’s generous $3.50 for 350 program for Newarkers fulfills Newark Celebration 350’s goal to open the doors wide of our city’s venerable arts institutions to our residents through this affordable offering.” - Junius Williams, NC 350 Chair

Be sure to stop by NJPAC today as the $3.50 offer is only available at the box office while supply lasts. Ticket limit: Two tickets per person with a valid ID with proof of Newark residency are required. For a full list of dates and events please visit

New Jersey Performing Arts Center box office is located at 1 Center Street. Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12pm to 6pm. Sunday: open three hours before a performance starts when performances scheduled on Sunday. Monday: Closed.

The offer is valid for these performances:

Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo “85 Tour” with special guests Roberto Fonseca, Anat Cohen and Regina Carter |  October 15, 8pm

Legendary Cuban singer Omara Portuondo celebrates her 85th anniversary in a rare concert tour with pianist Roberto Fonseca, clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen and violinist Regina Carter!


Mariza with special guest Bebel Gilberto |  October 16, 7pm

Grammy nominee Mariza (“Meu Fado Meu”), the new face of Portuguese fado, has risen from a local phenomenon to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the world music circuit. This young singer with a rich, vibrant voice and a strong artistic personality will perform alongside special guest multi-Grammy nominated singer Bebel Gilberto.

Jazz in the Key of Ellison |  November 1, 7:30pm

Wynton Marsalis leads an all-star lineup, including singers Catherine Russell, Angélique Kidjo and Patti Austin, with music director Andy Farber and His Orchestra, in tribute to the great American novelist Ralph Ellison and his remarkable jazz collection. Special guests include NBA great Kareen Abdul-Jabbar and actor Joe Morton.

GRP Jazz Revisited: Honoring Larry Rosen |  November 17, 8pm

In tribute to Larry Rosen, an esteemed consulting producer of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, GRP Records is reuniting some of the greatest artists of the jazz label to present, individually and collectively, music from the studio’s heyday: Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Phil Perry, David Sanborn and The Yellowjackets.

Cinderella |  December 4, 3pm

This full-scale production by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia is choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Theater Ballet. Set to the music of Prokofiev, Cinderella is one of the most magical and hopeful of the storybook ballets, the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true.

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring MC Kurtis Blow |  December 17, 3pm

NJPAC’s very own holiday smash is back! The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, DJ, violinist, and digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life with a contemporary urban twist. Rap legend Kurtis Blow rejoins the cast for this mash-up for the entire family.

Dance Theater of Harlem |  January 14, 8pm  

Experience poetry in motion as the legendary Dance Theater of Harlem, celebrating 47 years of passion, power and perfection, returns for this year’s Martin Luther King Celebration at NJPAC.

Budapest Festival Orchestra |  February 4, 8pm

Hungary’s acclaimed orchestra performs the Fifth Symphony in an all-Beethoven program featuring pianist Richard Goode.

Peking Acrobats |  February 18, 1pm

China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts, accompanied by musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments, dazzle audiences with their bravery and dexterity. A performance by the Peking Acrobats is the epitome of a rich and ancient folk art tradition, blended with 21st-century special effects to highlight the action on stage.

Swan Lake: Moscow Festival Ballet |  April 15, 8pm

A company of 50 dancers, direct from Moscow, performs the tale of a beautiful woman doomed to be a swan in this opulent production set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Whether you’re a dance aficionado or a newcomer, this ballet about an evil sorcerer who stands in the way of true love, performed to heart-wrenching music, is a must-see.