Newark Museum of Art
49 Washington Street
Age recommendation: 13 and up
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, with celebrations planned nationwide. The Newark Arts Festival (NAF) 2023 will feature arts and culture events spanning all five wards of Newark from Wednesday, September 27, through Sunday, October 1. The free four-day festival is produced by Newark Arts in association with The Newark Museum of Art and is expected to attract thousands of artists, collectors, aficionados, and creatives.
A signature event at this year’s Newark Arts Festival is a celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop on Saturday, September 30, at 8 pm in The Newark Museum of Art. This one-night-only experience, called “Strings and Stanzas,” and sponsored by Audible, will honor not just the music genre, but also Newark-area pioneers who paved the way in Hip Hop. Some of the famed rappers who hail from Newark include Redman, Lords of the Underground, and Rah Digga.