Friday, December 15, 2023

Mark your calendars for NJPAC's Kwanzaa Family Festival & Marketplace on Dec 23!





Sat, Dec 23 @ 9AM – 9PM
One Center Street, Newark
Free Event

Celebrate culture, community and creative expression at NJPAC’s annual Kwanzaa Family Festival & 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.

  • 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 10AM – 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.



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 standing in solidarity 

Building An Environmentally Equitable New Jersey
Mon, Dec 18 @ 7PM
Join us for a virtual discussion on climate change legislation in New Jersey. Can environmental laws reverse the damage done to under-resourced communities?


NJPAC’s Kwanzaa Family Festival & Marketplace are made possible through the generosity of Leon and Toby Cooperman

ADP is the official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC

The Hip Hop Nutcracker and Forces of Dance Nature 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 & Magnanini

Single-performance tickets are available online at or the NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. All tickets are subject to a per-ticket handling fee, which varies by performance and method of purchase. The fee for telephone and online orders is always the same. Fees paid at the box office are always the lowest available fee for a performance.

Box Office hours are here.

For groups of 9 or more, find Group Sales here or call 1.888.696.5722, Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5PM.

One Center Street • Newark, NJ 07102 •

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