New York rapper Ja Rule and fellow music stars are going to bring their talent to your living room. Popular Newark, New Jersey venue NJPAC has launched a new online series aimed at bringing its weekly concerts into people’s homes.

NJPAC In Your Living Room

This month, the NJPAC launched its new video program as a result of the venue being closed because of the coronavirus situation. As its alternative, NJPAC In Your Living Room delivers content including performances from Ja Rule and more archival clips.

With its campus closed to audiences and artists during the coronavirus pandemic, NJPAC, the state’s anchor cultural institution, has found a new way to bring the magic of the performing arts to its community: An online portal, NJPAC in Your Living Room, which offers live original content as well as a curated collection of past Arts Center performances, programming and workshops for children, and online performances from sister arts organizations across the region. From a film of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s most beloved performance piece, “Revelations,” to performances by Ja Rule, Michael Feinstein, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and even recordings of performances by some of NJPAC’s thousands of arts education students, the presentations shared via this online performance library reflect the diversity of programming that has long been the Arts Center’s hallmark. (NJPAC)

Save The Date

Every week, the NJPAC is set to host a major viral party. On Thursdays, a deejay will take over a live broadcast for a two-hour party streamed through Facebook.

As part of the programming, NJPAC will host a weekly Live DJ Dance Party every Thursday, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Facebook.com/NJPAC . Last week’s featured DJ was Storm Norm Da General from BKS1 Radio.
Expect a special guest DJ each week spinning the best sounds for a live virtual dance party!  New DJ’s are added every week, keep updated by visiting njpac.org or visiting njapc’s social media platforms. (NJPAC)

Wait, There’s More

Over the years, the NJPAC has grown in popularity. The venue has hosted hilarious comedy shows featuring stand-ups like Michael Blackson and put together sold-out hip-hop and R&B shows.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. (NJPAC)

Before You Go

In early January 2020, Ja Rule lived up to the hype at his NJPAC concert. The hip-hop veteran treated fans to big performances with former Murder Inc. labelmates Ashanti, Lil Mo, Vita and Lloyd.