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During this time of separation, SOPAC remains committed to staying connected with you, and sharing with you some of the best music and our favorite arts resources to tune in to from the comforts of your home! The arts & culture will keep us connected while we are apart and bring us back together when we’re able to meet again.

Below, are links to a variety of arts & culture resources. Explore & enjoy!

Additionally, we encourage you to find and follow your favorite artists on their websites as well as on social media. Many are performing for fans regularly from their living rooms, kitchens, front porches and even their bathrooms!

Songs to See Us Through

Launched in March 14, NJArts.net’s “Songs to See Us Through” series is intended to help keep music alive during during this extraordinary period.

Live-Streamed Events

Juilliard @ SOPAC Mackenzie Melemed, piano (Free via YouTube)
WBGO’s Community Calendar (Various Channels)
NPR’s List Of Live Virtual Concerts (Various Channels)
StageIt (Ticket-based, online venue featuring live events.)
Verizon’s #PayItForwardLive Series (Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8PM ET)
Stars in the House (Live-streamed daily at 2PM & 8PM EST)
WNET’s ALL ARTS Arts & Culture Hub (Free Public Programming)
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Shows Must Go On! (Free Musicals via YouTube)
Broadway on PBS (Free Performances Library)
Metropolitan Opera Virtual Gala (April 25 at 1PM)
Meryl Streep, Patti LuPone & More for Sondheim’s 90th Birthday (April 26)
New York City Ballet Season (Free via YouTube & Facebook)

Regional Performing Arts Organizations

NJPAC in Your Living Room (Streaming events and resources.)
Mayo Performing Arts Center Virtual Arts (Streaming events and resources.)
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (Watch and listen broadcasts.)
Paper Mill Playhouse (Free live-streaming via Facebook every Thursday at 7PM)
State Theatre New Jersey Online Culture Fix (Free Resource Center)
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Free “Memory Lane” Blog)
Jersey City Theater Center: Voices From Around The World (Free Weekly Conversation Series)
The Metropolitan Opera  (Daily free performance streams.)
Lincoln Center at Home (Includes kid-friendly family programming.)
Broadway HD (Free seven-day trial.)
Macbeth I | Folger Theatre & Two River Theater Company (Free on YouTube)
Macbeth II | Folger Theatre & Two River Theater Company (Free on YouTube)

Radio & TV Programming

88.3 FM WBGO/Newark Public Radio (Jazz & Blues radio programming.)
90.7 FM WFUV.org (NY’s radio programming source for music discovery.)
91.1 and 91.9 FM (Independent free-form radio broadcasting gobs of online offerings.)
NJTV State of The Arts (A premier arts & culture program on public television.)
NPR Tiny Desk Concerts (Intimate concerts video-recorded live in DC.)
NPR All Songs Considered (Multimedia source of discovery for new music of all genres.)
Live From Here with Chris Thile (A blend of music & comedy performances.)
Reverb.com Song Stories (In-studio interviews and performances.)

Virtual Art Galleries

The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC presents INSPIRING MINDS
i19 Gallery presents Life During COVID-19: Community Photo Journal

Virtual Visits to NJ Museums

Newark Museum of Art (NJ’s largest museum with major collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the ancient world.)

Montclair Art Museum (NJ’s first art museum. Has collections of American and Native American art.)

Grounds For Sculpture (A 42-acre sculpture park and museum in Hamilton, NJ on the former site of the State Fairgrounds.)

Princeton University Art Museum (One of the world’s greatest comprehensive museums in an academic setting.)

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University (Visit the Zimmerli’s Google Arts & Culture Gallery)