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

This year’s virtual festival runs through December 31, featuring online programs inspired by the seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith). Don’t miss out on any of the fun! Tune in for a panel discussion about storytelling with the elders, social justice or Black theater. Take an online class to explore West African dance, stepping, Zumba, drumming,  capoeira, Bebop Graffiti Arts or Afrobeats. Or stop by the community marketplace for some online shopping.

The seven principles (nguzo saba) of Kwanzaa

imani (faith)

virtual • conversations

tribute to the elders stories featuring amina baraka, stanley terrell and councilwoman mildred crump
Dec 19 @ 11:30AM | Kwanzaa • meet the elders • online festival

umoja (unity)

virtual • conversations

social justice through the lens of the divine 9
Dec 19 @ 1PM | Kwanzaa • conversations • online festival

ujima (collective work and responsibility)

virtual • conversations

the strength of black theater
Dec 19 @ 3PM | Kwanzaa • conversations • online festival

nia (purpose)

virtual • dance

virtual kwanzaa movement classes
Dec 19 @ 5PM | Kwanzaa • learn something • online festival

kujichagulia (self-determination)

virtual • dance

step afrika
Dec 19 on-demand | dance • learn something • online festival

kuumba (creativity)

virtual • variety

virtual arts & crafts
Dec 19 on-demand | creativity • learn something • 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

ujamaa (cooperative economics) | Artisan Marketplace

NJPAC’s annual community marketplace is now available online! And every purchase lifts up our local makers and creators. Explore custom and cultural clothing, handcrafted jewelry, designer hats, bath & body products, candles, books, art and so much more. It’s one-stop shopping for all your holiday needs—and don’t forget to pick out something for yourself.

African Cultural Art
handmade Crafts from Kenya

AnnaTeiko Designs
West African inspired modern clothing

Ashanti Fields
West African clothing and accessories

Black Purl Knittery
purveyor of hand knit accessories

Cathy’s Design
Contemporary Afrocentric Garments

Clutch N Colors
Handpainted clutches & accessories

Clymer Metal Crafts
Handcrafted fine jewelry and accessories

Natural Bath and Beauty Supplies

Jewelry & Clay Works
art inspired jewelry for today’s women

Lady Dy Impressions
fashion jewelry and accessories

M8E Design Studio
hand-paint pottery, canvas and glasses

NJ Arts World
African American art and Custom framing

Puzzles For Us
cultural-educational material and resources

Off the Hanger
Newark Apparel, Unique Fashion, and Home Decor

Stanhope Africa
African Jewelry, clothing and accessories

Suzette Art Couture
Handcrafted hats, scarves, socks, and jewelry

The Pour Artist
original artwork, coloring books and accessories

Woodcrafts by Obanion
Handcrafted wooden products and Kinaras

Sponsored By:

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