Register here for FREE week July, 15, 16, and 17

Register here for all five weeks including free week.

July 15 – August 14, 2014.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Ages 6-10, 10am – 12pm; Ages 11 & up, 12pm – 2pm

Sign-up now for two hours of creative play and instruction each day with top artist-teachers in a beautiful and safe environment.  With an age-specific SummerArts-Pass from ValleyArts, your child, grandchild, nephew, or niece can attend playful and instructive classes in multiple subjects – or attend just the ones you want (while you take a break!)

Capoeira with Alex Tyshkov

Kicks, cartwheels, music and fun: Capoeira is part music and dance, part combat, and part game. Students will learn martial arts and acrobatics, and learn and sing traditional Afro-Brazilian songs with Capoeira instructor, Alex Tyshkov.

Drum, Dance & Song with Lara Gonzalez

Join Lara for an interactive cultural journey highlighting the music, dance and indigenous instruments of West Africa. Her approach to learning is fun, encouraging and accessible with a focus on joyful exploration!

Visual Arts with Mansa Mussa & Friends

Well known for his popular classes at the Newark Museum, Gallery 1978 and other nearby venues, Mansa Mussa offers an exciting series of visual arts classes that explore drawing, photography, and collage techniques.

First Week Free!

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Thank you for a wonderful Hat City Streets Festival. Photos here.

On the 50 & 55 Mainstage

Four headliner bands, equally brilliant in their own style, will amp up the afternoon and early evening on our professional concert stage.

Stephane Wrembel Band

The neo-gypsy jazz band led by French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel was heralded by its inclusion in New York’s GlobalFest as one of the most innovative international groups performing today. Classically trained, Stephane worked with Django Reinhardt, with with whom he learned, embraced, and advanced “Gypsy Jazz” and its lightning guitar style.

 Mike Griot and Friends

This all-star blues band was assembled especially for this Festival by international touring artist and musical director Mike Griot, a native of Orange. It features some of the New York metro area’s top blues artists who reveal the deep memory of the blues combined with the blazing sounds of the Blues today.


Fast rising Wedeya mesmerizes with its high energy reggae sounds that bring audiences to their feet and leaves them smiling. Top reggae artists with whom they have worked include Culture, Burning Spear, The Meditations, Leroy Sibbles of the Heptones, Tanya Stephens, Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo and a host of others.

Universal Soul Band

Leroy Owens and the Universal Soul Band wow crowds throughout the region with their breathtaking renditions of Motown gold — the music that forever changed America and the world. Get ready to dance!