A Winter Holiday Family Festival

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A Winter Holiday Family Festival


A Winter Holiday Family Festival

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Activities and Performances in and around Pfleeger Concert Hall from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Join the College of Performing Arts in celebrating the season with performances and fun for all ages, featuring a Rowan Youth Orchestra trio, the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, Voces chamber choir, a Community Music School guest vocalist, and Dance Extensions, as well as:

Granny's Upcycling Workshop

Share a little warmth from your home to theirs. Please bring your clean outgrown or unloved sweaters and fleeces to Granny's workshop, inside the North Campus Drive tent (just outside of Pfleeger Concert Hall), and watch (and help!) transform them into mittens, gloves, and hats, right before your eyes. Grannies will be on hand to help all ages cut, sew, and decorate pieces to donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Glassboro. Brought to you by the Department of Theatre & Dance Costume shop!

Kwanzaa Tales

In her interactive performance, award-winning storyteller TAHIRA shares the seven principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa through storytelling and music. Kwanzaa is an African American and pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture.

The central cultural values of Kwanzaa: Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith are interwoven into a fun and engaging program that will have the audience spontaneously joining in. Kwanzaa, created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Africana Studies, is a seven-day cultural festival that is observed from December 26 and ends January 1. TAHIRA will share how the seven principles of Kwanzaa are upheld throughout the year and are central to community and culture in the African Diaspora.


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • North Campus Drive Welcome Tent Opens: Check-in & Visit Granny's Upcycling Workshop
  • Pfleeger Concert Hall Lobby Opens: Visit the Box Office for any assistance & learn about the many opportunities to study music, dance, and theatre, as well as upcoming performances offered through the College of Performing Arts 

1:45 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Lobby Performance: Rowan Youth Orchestra Trio 

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Pfleeger Concert Hall House Doors Open

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Mainstage Program: featuring Kwanzaa Tales, the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, Voces chamber choir, Community Music School vocalist Abigail Crispin, and Dance Extensions

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Welcome Tent: DJ Dance Party with Rowan alumna DJ CONST, Coffee, Tea, Cookies (with Gluten Free option), Warm Cider, and Granny's Upcycling Workshop Continues!


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