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.

ADP-Red-Logo-w-Tag_CMYK_Crop.pngpseg-logo.png         united-airlines-logo.png


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



Fri @ 6–10PM • Sat @ 10AM–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.






Sat @ 2PM & 7:30PM
Kwanzaa celebration featuring Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez
Visually inventive and creatively brilliant, these multi-ethnic dancers and drummers perform a one-of-a-kind program that is “sizzling ... nothing short of sensational,” (The Washington Post).

Tickets starting at $29



300x232 Forces of Nature.jpg



Sat @ 11AM–3PM
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!