Kwanzaa Events In Brooklyn

Kwanzaa created by Maulana Karenga in 1966,  begins December 26 and continues through January 1st. This week long celebration features lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift giving.

Here are  three events celebrating Kwanzaa:


Celebrate the origin, values, rituals and the ancient family spirit of Dr. Maulana Karenga’s gift to the world. Performance artist, author Na Camille Yarbrough and musical conductor Michael Ulmer lead singers, dancers and musicians in telling the Kwanzaa story from its old seed, deep root, strong branch and sweet fruit.
When: December 19, 2011 at 10:15 am  and 12:15 pm
Where: Brooklyn Campus Event (Long Island University), Kumble Theater
Ages: All ages

Tickets: $7.00, Visit  Community Works at or call (212) 459-1854.

Meet the Holiday: Kwanzaa Celebration
Explore this African-inspired holiday that is celebrated around the world  by learning about the traditions, culture and meaning of this holiday. Kids will be able to create a Kwanzaa inspired craft to take home.

When: December 26, 2011 at 11:30 am  and 2:30 pm and December 27, 2011 at 11:30 am
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213
Ages: 5 and under


Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture
Habari Gani?  Harambee! Here is an opportunity to learn about this fascinating cultural celebration and understand the principles of the Nguzo Saba.  There will also an exclusive presentation of the Kwanzaa traditions by the Harris Family, who have been celebrating Kwanzaa for the last 30 years.  Kids will take home their own Kwanzaa inspired craft.

When: December 26 at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, December 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm and December 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213
Ages: 6 and up


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