FREE EVENTS

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John Faddis presents a free concert at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, Nov. 12.

Below are listings for free cultural events in New Jersey. They are listed alphabetically and grouped together by county. To request adding something to the list, please email the information to njartsdaily@gmail.com.

BERGEN COUNTY

Englewood

Nov. 13: Carolyn Engler, piano at Englewood Public Library

Mahwah

Mahwah Public Library
Oct. 2: Salvatore Chiarelli
Oct. 9: Madison String Quartet

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Moorestown

Coffee and Classics at Perkins Center for the Arts
Oct. 6: Emma Brailovsky, piano
Oct. 20: Tom & Nick, jazz guitar duo

ESSEX COUNTY

Glen Ridge

Live on Darwin series at Glen Ridge Train Station
Oct. 16: Sydney Green Street Band

Newark

Nov. 12: Jon Faddis, Jazz Vespers at Bethany Baptist Church. Part of TD James Moody Jazz Festival.

HUDSON COUNTY

Hoboken

Oct. 2: Fall Art and Music Festival, Washington Street. With Alejandro Escovedo, Freedy Johnston, Cliff Westfall, Rio the Messenger, Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra, The Gentlemen of Soul, Hudson City Rats, Matt Madly, 3 Dollars, Sir Synthesis.

Jersey City

Jersey City PierFest, J. Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange Place.
Sept. 30: Doug Beavers “Titanes del Trombón” feat. Jeremy Bosch, Ivan Renta Quartet

Summer in the City Series
Oct. 29: DJ DPrizzy at McGinley Square

Oct. 29: Zombie Opera at Hamilton Park Gazebo.

Sept. 29: Steve Niles at Barrow Mansion.

MERCER COUNTY

Ewing

Sept. 30: “After the Dust Settles” (reading) at 1867 Sanctuary, Ewing.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Woodbridge

Jazz Thursdays at Woodbridge High School
Sept. 29: High and Mighty Brass Band
Oct. 6: Lao Tizer Quartet

MONMOUTH COUNTY

Freehold

Oct. 2: County Seat Jazz, Blues & More Fest with The Ruckus, CMJ Jazz Band, Chuck Lambert Band, JoBonanno & The Godsons, at West Main Street Performance Park.

Holmdel

Senior Concert Series at PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept 20: Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Vinnie Medugno

MORRIS COUNTY

Madison

WAMFest at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham
Oct. 10: Richard Baratta’s Gotham City Latin Jazz
Oct. 12: Carolyn Dorfman Dance, New Jersey Ballet
Oct. 12: “Dance on Film” (lecture) by Marta Renzi

Wharton

Wharton Summer Concert Series, Betty Poyer Field
Oct. 28: Big Hix

OCEAN COUNTY

Toms River
Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
Sept. 30: “Ice-Cold Facts With Ice-T”
Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2 and 23: The Music of César Franck
Oct. 24: “A Conversation With Junot Díaz”
Nov. 29: Mexico Beyond Mariachi, “Trekking Mexico”
Jan. 27: Sungji Kim, soprano
Feb. 17: Alexander Timofeev, piano
March 17: Sonnet (pianists Mi-Won Kim and Bari Mort)
April 5: “Bella Gaia”
April 7: Christopher Shin, piano
April 25: “A Conversation With Michael Beschloss”
May 19: Anna Keiserman, piano

PASSAIC COUNTY

Wayne

Oct. 10: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at Shea Plaza at William Paterson University.

Wayne Public Library
Sept. 29: Peter and the Wolf Gang
Oct. 16: James Austin Jr.
Oct. 26: Carrie Jackson & the Jazzin’ All Stars
Dec. 4: Mike Luipersbeck Jazz Trio
Dec. 7: “Sing We All Merrily: A Colonial Christmas Concert” with Linda Russell
Dec. 28: Larry Mandon and Robert Bell

SOMERSET COUNTY

Bedminster

Oct. 8: Long Hill String Band at Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum.

Somerville

Summer Stage series, Division Street
Oct. 1: The Outcrops
Oct. 8: RadioCon

UNION COUNTY

Cranford

Summer Sounds, Eastman Clock Plaza
Sept. 29: MPack

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