Where to celebrate Kwanzza

Where to celebrate Kwanzza
Karen Beckles (in yellow) and Inez Lewis light the first candle during a Kwanzaa celebration in Rockdale..
Photo by Nat Valentine


When: Thurs., Dec. 19, 4 – 8 pm

Brooklyn UFT Building

335 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY

Join the UFT African Heritage Committee for a Kwanzaa celebration. We’ll enjoy dinner, raffles, vendors and steel pan performers. The cost to attend is $35. Contact Wendy Walker-Wilson at (212) 598-6889 to register for the event.

Children’s Kwanzaa Village 2019

When: Sat., Dec. 21, 12 -2 pm

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Activities include: Games, music, giveaways, poetry, arts and craft

Cumbe Kwanzaa Marketplace — Cumbe

When: Sun., Dec. 22, 3 – 6 pm

Restoration Plaza

1368 Fulton St., brooklyn, NY

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance is excited to share in the season of giving with its first Kwanzaa Marketplace, an opportunity for the Brooklyn community to gather, share and learn.

Museum Of City NY, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St

When: Thursday, Dec. 26, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Price: Free with Museum admission

Join us as we celebrate Kwanzaa and learn about the history and traditions of this African-American holiday. Make your own Mkeka (mat), and Kinara (candle holder). Use symbolic colors and discover their meaning while enjoying a special snack.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Kwanzaa Crawl

When: Thurs., Dec. 26, noon

Harlem, New York

From Kwanzaacrawl.com: Kwanzaa Crawl is a one-day event where people of the African diaspora join together to support the Black-owned Bars in their neighborhoods. 30+ BARS | DOPE DJs | DRINK SPECIALS | GIVEAWAYS…

Powered by sisters Kerry Coddett and Krystal Stark, through their organization, Operation Mobilize, Kwanzaa Crawl is a bar crawl that will take place on the first day of Kwanzaa, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 in Brooklyn & Harlem, New York. The crawl is focused on the social aspect of building community and aims to facilitate economic empowerment within our community.

Kwanzza Fest

When: Sat., Dec. 28, 7 – 10 pm

National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Kwanzaa Fest BK is a safe space for people of color of all ages to celebrate the rich history and culture of African people, showcasing world-class musicians, filmmakers, and artisans in Brooklyn for the last five years.

Your Queens KWANZAA JAM!

When: Sat., Dec 28. 5 – 10 pm

Williamsburg Music Center

367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Join us on Saturday, December 28th as we party, network, and create lifetime bonds through UJIMA – A commitment to building, working & maintaining togetherness as a community.

Williamsburg Music center! A black-owned and musician/Artist run establishment since 1981!

21+. Bar service available. Doors Open at 5 pm

Music vibes: hip hop, r&b, dancehall, afrobeats.

Feast & Flow: Kwanzaa Pop-Up

When: Sat. Dec., 28, 12 – 6 pm

Aspire 2 Dance

1195 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11216

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