Holiday and Kwanzaa Events to Attend

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PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD, GRANDCHILD, OR ANOTHER YOUNG PERSON TO A CULTURAL EVENT THIS WEEK.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28. (UJIMA/COLLECTIVE WORK and RESPONSIBILITY)

CIRCLE of BROTHERS

Candle lighting, karamu, music/spoken word.
J.P. Kennedy Recreation Center. W 134th St/ Lenox Avenue, Harlem. Info: 917-279-6046

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN)
Dr. Maulana Karenga will keynote this event
@ House of Justice. 106 West 145th Street, Harlem. Info: 877-626-4651

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of KAWAIDA ORGANIZATIONS (NAKO/NYC). INTERNATIONAL AFRIKAN ARTS FESTIVAL (IAAF).

Dr. Maulana Karenga will keynote this event
JHS 258. 141 Macon Street, BedStuy
Info: 718-789-3264

AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND NATIONAL MONUMENT & MUSEUM

Noon performance by Fusha Dance Company, all-day screenings of “Rugrats Kwanzaa”
290 Broadway, Lower Manhattan
Info: 212-637-2019

https://www.nps.gov/afbg/upload/Kwanzaa2016flyer.pdf

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29 (UJAMAA/ COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS)

ROOTS REVISITED

KARAMU (Bring a dish to share) and KWANZAA ceremony, spoken word, music
P. S. 35 (noon – 5pm). 240 McDonough Street
BedStuy

AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND NATIONAL MONUMENT & MUSEUM

Adlib steel (pan) band, spoken word, ribbon cutting for African Burial Ground national Monument Research Library

290 Broadway (10:30 -3:00)
New York, N.Y.
Info: 212-637-2019

https://www.nps.gov/afbg/upload/Kwanzaa2016flyer.pdf

UNITED AFRICAN MOVEMENT (UAM)

Toy giveaway, candle ceremony, spoken word, music. Brooklyn Christian Center
1061 Atlantic Avenue, Crown Heights
Info: 917-947-8994

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 (NIA/PURPOSE

JAMAICA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

African Poetry Theater (APT) will coordinate music, spoken word, dance celebration
153-10 Jamaica Avenue (4PM) Jamaica, N.Y.
Info: (718) 523-3312 afrikanpoetrytheatre.org

AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND NATIONAL. MONUMENT & MUSEUM

Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Songhai Djeli, Tribute to Houston Conwill
290 Broadway (10:30 -3:00) Lower Manhattan
Info: 212-637-2019

https://www.nps.gov/afbg/upload/Kwanzaa2016flyer.pdf

AMERICAN MUSEUM of NATURAL HISTORY

"American Idol" Ruben Studdard will headline this presentation.

Note: There will be a huge crowd. Come very early for event, then check out the museum's new CUBA biodiversity exhibit and DARK UNIVERSE, the history of stars, solar systems, and planets.

West 79th Street/Central Park West
http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/celebrate-culture/kwanzaa-2016-so...

BROOKLYN CULTURAL ARTS COALITION

First Kwanzaa event for this artist coalition. African dance, capoeira, drum workshop, Hip Hop and more.
Boys and Girls H. S.
Utica Avenue Fulton Street, BedStuy
Info: 347-915-2563 brooklynculturalartscoalition@gmail.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
(KUUMBA/CREATIVITY)

JAZZ 996

Sax great Lonnie Youngblood will perform
966 Fulton Street, BedStuy

Info: 917-593-9776 www.jazz966.com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1ST (IMANI/FAITH)

BOARD of EDUCATION for PEOPLE of AFRICAN ANCESTRY (BEPAA)

Celebrating 102nd birthday of ancestor Dr. John Henrik Clarke (12/31/1918) and 98th birthday of ancestor Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan (1/1/1915.)

John Hendrik Clarke House (6pm)
286 Convent Avenue, Harlem
Info: 347-907-0629

AFRICAN POETRY THEATER (APT)

This will be a “watch night” and Kwanzaa event – call to purchase tickets

176-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York
Info: (718) 523-3312 afrikanpoetrytheatre.org

COALITION to PRESERVE REGGAE (CPR)

Please bring school supplies to support Jamaican primary school students
Tovah Restaurant & Lounge
4404 Avenue H, Flatbush
INFO: 718-421-6927 (RSVP REQ.)

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH

Jazz Vespers will feature vocalist Lauren Henderson
279 Lafayette Avenue, BedStuy
Info: 718-622-1107

SISTAS’ PLACE

Welcome 2017 with music of the Real Deal quartet featuring Kenny “swinging” Gates.
456 Nostrand Avenue, BedStuy
Info: 718.398.1766 www.sistasplace.org

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