This year marks the 40th New Jersey Folk Festival! The large family event attracts more than 15,000 people each year.
The festival focuses on traditional indigenous, multicultural folk forms and local artists. Since traditional indigenous folk artists are carriers of folk tradition that are accurate and respectful in depicting folk culture.
Always held the last Saturday of April (that's April 26th this year) from 10 am to 6 pm on the lawn of the Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane; come rain or shine. The festival is free of charge. While there are about half a dozen folk festivals in the United States that are organized and managed by students, the New Jersey Folk Festival is the only one managed entirely by undergraduates whom receive course credits.
For more details on this year’s milestone event, visit http://www.njfolkfest.rutgers.edu/index.htm
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