Celebrate Kwanzaa 2015 this weekend with FREE family-friendly events at the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan, where some 15,000 souls were buried in the 1700s and 1800s. It’s a perfect place to commemorate African-American heritage and culture.
There’s an all-day schedule of music, dance and film screenings Saturday, December 26, including music and dance performances and film screenings.
There’s also a Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday at the
Kwanzaa at the African Burial Ground National Monument
Beginning at 10:30am and throughout the day: Alternating screenings of the park film Our Time at Last and A Rugrats Kwanzaa
11:00AM: Performance by The Casplash Band
12:00PM: Introductory Remarks and Libation by Cyril Innis, Jr.
12:30PM: Performance by The Casplash Band
1:00PM: African Person Craft Workshop by Vicki Fremont
2:00PM: Spoken Word Performance by Ayoinmotion
2:30PM: Kwanzaa: Regenerating African Spirituality, Heritage and Culture in the Diaspora by Dr. Patricia Leonard
4:00PM: Performance by Fusha Dance Company
All events and activities are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended to ensure space. Kwanzaa events are in 290 Broadway, adjoining the African Burial Ground National Monument site. To RSVP call (212) 238-4367, or the National Park Service website.
The African Burial Ground National Monument is one of the 100+ places included in Peaceful Places New York City, the guidebook written by NYC on the Cheap editor and publisher Evelyn Kanter.