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Kwanzaa Family Festival and Marketplace

December 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Celebrate culture, community and creative expression at NJPAC’s annual Kwanzaa Family Festival and Marketplace! Join the hundreds of families who make the free Kwanzaa Family Festival part of their annual celebration. It’s a full day of uplifting programs based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Choose from among dozens of activities and find the ones that ignite your spirit.

· From 9AM – 2PM, enjoy holiday-infused activities including dance classes, arts and crafts, storytelling, face painting and a candle lighting ceremony. Energetic performances — with audience participation! — by Umoja Dance Company and Zawadi African Dance & Drum, Inc. honor the spirit and joy of the week-long holiday.

· The Kwanzaa Marketplace, open 9AM – 9PM, takes place over two floors of the Arts Center. Shop one-of-a-kind items from local crafters and artisans such as custom and cultural clothing, handcrafted jewelry and accessories, bath and body products, crystals, artwork, books and more.

· Your live entertainment is covered with free performances in the Prudential Hall Lobby every hour from 10AM – 9PM, in addition to The Hip Hop Nutcracker ticketed shows at 2PM and 7:30PM and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Kwanzaa Celebration at 3PM.

NJPAC’s Kwanzaa Family Festival & Marketplace is made possible through the generosity of Leon and Toby CoopermanThe Hip Hop Nutcracker and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre are part of the M&T Bank Dance Series.Generous support for The Hip Hop Nutcracker is provided by the Smart Family Foundation/David S. Stone, Esq., Stone & MagnaniniADP is the official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC


December 23, 2023
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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1 (800) 466-5722
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Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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