NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace 

Celebrate culture and community at NJPAC’s 19th annual Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace, featuring arts and crafts, music, and dance activities.

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NJPAC's Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace are made possible through the generosity of Leon and Toby Cooperman.



Fri @ 6–10PM • Sat @ 10AM–10PM • Sun @12-10PM
NJPAC’s most popular community marketplace offers more options than ever! Custom and cultural clothing • handcrafted jewelry • original designer hats • bath & body products • candles • books • art • and more! One-stop shopping for all your holiday gift-giving needs.

Visit all of the more than 20 vendors and be entered to win an exclusive prize.

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Sat @ 2PM & 7:30PM
Celebrate Kwanzaa with this dazzling
dance company, which joins the powerful musical collective Sweet Honey In The Rock to create a world premiere
commissioned by NJPAC.





One Center Street, Newark
NJPAC’s annual festival features: Capoeira • West African dance & drums • Kwanzaa ceremony and storytelling • arts & crafts, including arm knitting and collage-making • Snacks in Packs • live performances • and more!



Classes & Lobby Performances By:

Ryan Gallery Arts & Crafts:
Delta Sigma Theta, Alexis’ Arm Knitting, GlassRoots, RITTA BOOK, Newark Museum

Caren Calder
West African Dance

Chase Room - 10AM
Mansa Mussa
Arts & Crafts - Octohedron
West Shadowbox 10AM - 1:30PM


Yahaya Kamate
West African Dance

Community Room - 10AM
Karen Christie
Face Painter
East Shadowbox 10AM - 1:30PM
Dr. Akil Khalfani

Prudential Hall Lobby - 10AM
Patriah Anthony
Face Painter
East Shadowbox 10AM - 1:30PM
Jerome Hunter
LaRoque Bey School of Dance

Chase Room - 11AM
Debbie Kirkland
Face Painter
East Shadowbox 10AM - 1:30PM
Kofi Osei Williams
African Drum

Community Room - 11AM
Bert Pinnock
Face Painter
East Shadowbox 10AM - 1:30PM
Maxine Lyle

Chase Room - 12AM
Effusion Dance Collective
Lobby Perofrmance - 12PM