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

On Saturday, December 17, NJPAC’s annual Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace celebrates culture, community and creative expression.

This Newark tradition — now in person — honors the seven principles of Kwanzaa with free and joyous programs. The Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace opens at NJPAC on Saturday, December 17, at 10AM; registration for the Free Kwanzaa Family Festival opens at 9AM. The day’s festivities include dance classes, storytelling, face painting, a Kwanzaa candle lighting ceremony, live performances, and much more. The festival is a collaboration between the Newark Museum of Art, Newark Arts, City of Newark, Newark Symphony Hall and Newark Public Library. Whole Foods will provide water, cornbread, and fruits and vegetables as our vibunzi.