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NJPAC’s Kwanzaa Festival, Artisan Marketplace and Free Children’s Festival
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|Free Kwanzaa Children’s Festival
Saturday, December 22, 12:00pm ‒ 5:00pm
Bring the entire family for this afternoon of free Kwanzaa activities, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, including hands-on workshops for adults and children, covering African dance and music, storytelling, Capoeira, drumming and more. These workshops give families the opportunity to learn more about the Kwanzaa holiday and the African Diaspora. There will also be a Children’s Book Fair, an Arts and Crafts Village featuring face painting, hands-on activities such as spirit masks, sekere crafting, Kwanzaa wish scrolls, and much more.
|The Spirit of Kwanzaa
Get your tickets for this special hip hop dance performance ‒ plus our annual Tribute to the Elders
Saturday, December 22 at 2:00pm and 5:00pm
New and old collide when the high-octane company Illstyle & Peace brings a performance that blends hip hop dance with tap, ballet, DJing and more. The New York Times says: “Watching these dancers is like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” As part of the 5pm performance, NJPAC will hold its annual Tribute to the Elders, this year honoring John L. Smith and Carolyn Thompson Wallace.
|Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace
Holiday shopping in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall lobby
Friday, December 21, 6:00pm ‒ 10:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 12:00pm ‒ 10:00pm
Kwanzaa, Hannukah, Christmas—the holidays are here! Take care of all of your gift-giving needs when NJPAC’s Prudential Hall Lobby transforms into a colorful community marketplace, featuring artisans and vendors of jewelry, art, books, bath and body products, clothing, home furnishings, pottery, and much more. The Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace is free and open to the public.