Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, which means that residents all over Brooklyn will be celebrating the African American cultural holiday throughout this week. Several events are taking place around the city, but here is a list of some Kwanzaa celebrations and Kwanzaa-related events happening only steps away.
1. The 2nd annual "Karamu! A Community Kwanzaa Celebration" will be held on Tuesday, December 27 at 6 p.m. at (361 Lewis Avenue), honoring a few of Macon's biggest community supporters.
The library will also be screening The Black Candle at 4 p.m. on December 28, as well as hosting "Kwanzaa Arts and Crafts" on December 29 at 3:30 p.m. and "Kuumba: Creating & Telling Our Stories," a poetry reading and creative writing workshop on December 30 at 3 p.m.
2. The Kwanzaa Collective will be hosting its 35th Annual Celebration at Boys and Girls High School at 1700 Fulton Street today through December 30. .
3. The main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will be holding their in the S. Stevan Dweck Auditorium on Wednesday, December 28 at 3 p.m. Come enjoy performances by opera singer Jorell Williams, storyteller Rebecca King, and dancers from The Piragramec Company.
4. The Brooklyn Children's Museum (145 Brooklyn Ave.) will be hosting "Kwanzaa: Day of Delights featuring W.O.R.D UP! Reading Holiday Traditions and Treats" this Wednesday, December 28 at 3 p.m., open for all ages. RSVP for this program at 718-735-4400, Ext. 321.
Children under five years old can learn about Kwanzaa during "Meet the Holiday: Kwanzaa Celebration!" at the museum today through Wednesday, December 28, with sessions each day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.