Celebrate culture, community and creative expression at NJPAC’s annual Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace!

This year’s virtual festival will be held on December 18, featuring online programs inspired by the principles of Kwanzaa. Don’t miss out on any of the fun! Tune in for panel discussions about social justice and Black theatre. Take an online class to explore African dance, Liturgical dance, Caribbean dance, capoeira, or Afrobeat.

In person, ticketholders for The Hip Hop Nutcracker get access to the Kwanzaa marketplace featuring all types of holiday gifts from local artisans and creators PLUS they can enjoy a prelude hip hop dance performance in the Prudential Hall lobby.

Free virtual events

virtual • conversations

New Renaissance of Black Theatre
Dec 18 @ 10AM | Kwanzaa • conversations • online festival

virtual • dance

virtual kwanzaa movement classes
Dec 18 @ 11AM | Kwanzaa • learn something • online festival

virtual • conversations

health and wellness in the black
community with the divine 9
Dec 18 @ 2:30PM | Kwanzaa • conversations • online festival

We are dancing, jamming, reading, talking and connecting to the arts from our hearts to yours.

Donna Walker-Kuhne Senior Advisor, Community Engagement

With your ticket to the hip hop nutcracker

Enjoy all of our in-person Kwanzaa events when you purchase a ticket to The Hip Hop Nutcracker.


Marketplace 12-10pm

Dance Prelude 12:30pm

Dance Prelude 7pm

Sponsored By:

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