Kwanzaa Artisan Merketplace and Free Kids Activities This Month at NJPAC

Kwanzaa Artisan Merketplace and Free Kids Activities This Month at NJPACNew Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Celebrate Kwanzaa at NJPAC's 19th Annual Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace Friday, December 15th - Saturday, December 16th at NJPAC 1 Center Street in Newark, NJ. Experience NJPAC's Prudential Hall lobby transformed into a Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace where vendors display creative, unique and many one of kind hand-crafted items satisfying all gift giving needs.

NJPAC's annual FREE Kwanzaa Family Festival is where kids of all ages will be engaged with hands-on activities dedicated to the Kwanzaa principles of Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (Faith). This Family event will take place in NJPAC's Lobby on Saturday, December 16th from 11am - 3pm.

Celebrate Kwanzaa festivities with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, featuring special guest poets Ntozake Shange, Sonia Sanchez featuring Dyane Harvey-Salaam on Saturday December 16th at 2pm and 7:30 PM.

Don't miss, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guests Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez featuring Dyane Harvey-Salaam. 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).
Two performances will take place Saturday, December 16 at 2pm and 7:30pm at Victoria Theater $29 - $45.
Link: http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/forces-of-nature

Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace
Friday, Dec 15 6PM-10PM and Saturday, Dec 16th 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.
RSVP: 2017 NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace

FREE Kwanzaa Family Festival
Saturday, Dec 16th at 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!
RSVP: 2017 NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where Great Performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.


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