Join us for a celebration of Hip Hop, a movement pioneered by Black artists who created a new wave of music, style, and culture.

Rooted in the four major pillars that defined a generation—MCing, DJing, pop locking, and graffiti art—we underscore the significant role that Newark holds in the legacy and future of the culture, through musical performances, artmaking activities, dance presentations, and more.

Featuring Dupré ‘DoItAll’ Kelly, Oskii, Freakquencee and more. Grab something tasty at one of the food trucks.

This event is for all ages. In case of rain, the event will move indoors. 

Enjoy free general admission to the Museum all day during Community Day!

Location: Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden & Horizon Plaza (outside the Museum)

Familiarize yourself with our visiting guidelines before you arrive at the Museum.

Timeline of Performances

12pm | Music from DJ Duce

12:30-12:45pm | Teen Step Up, dance performance

1-1:20pm | Eskilllz, dance performance

1:30-1:40pm | Oskii, music performance and fashion presentation

1:45-2pm | Fashion tribute to Hip-Hop legends from Newark School of Fashion & Design

2-2:30pm | Dupré ‘DoItAll’ Kelly, interview and music performance, hosted by the Grammy Museum Experience

2:45-2:50pm | Fashion tribute to Dupré ‘DoItAll’ Kelly and Redman from Newark School of Fashion & Design and Dirty Soles

2:50-3:10pm | Eskilllz, dance performance

3:10-3:30pm | Khalil Jibran, music performance featuring a fashion presentation by träpart®️

3:30-3:45pm | Teen Step Up, dance performance

4:00-4:15pm | Freakquencee, music performance, styled by BrownMill

4:15-5pm | Music from DJ Duce


12-5pm | Community Mural Project: Watch street artists in action and join them in creating a collaborative piece

12-5pm | Personalized Canvas Bags: Decorate your own bag to take home

12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm | The Producer’s Edge: Learn the basics of beat production using a music app – limited capacity, sign up on site

1pm, 2pm, 3pm | Harriet Tubman Monument tile-making workshop: Carve your design into a tile of this future monument – limited capacity, sign up on-site

Community Partners & Vendors

Story Bus & Recording Studio, Source of Knowledge, Plantivia, träpart®️, and more.