Kwanzaa celebrations return to Weeksville for the first time in over 40 years with a celebratory day of music, art and heritage.
The holidays are upon us. No matter how you celebrate, what local traditions make you feel merry and bright? Read on for a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the season in Brooklyn.
Image Source: American Museum of Natural History
Over the past five decades, Kwanzaa has become a popular observation throughout the U.S. and more recently Canada and South America. This annual, week-long celebration of African heritage and African-American culture runs from Dec. 26, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013. The Afrikan Poetry Theater will hold a Kwanzaa celebration at the Springfield Gardens Educational Campus on Saturday, December 29, 2012. In addition to the traditional candle-lighting and distribution of Zawadi (gifts) to children, the event will include musical and dance performances as well as an African marketplace and food court.
Springfield Gardens Educational Campus
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Saturday, December 29
1pm – 8pm | Free admission
The weekend is just about here, and we bet some of you will be out shopping for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Solstice gifts. Where do you like to buy gifts locally? Is there a shop you wish everyone knew about? Are you going shopping at a holiday market this weekend? We’d love to know – leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity.
BTW, here are a couple of resources for your shopping this weekend, in case you’re stuck or need some inspiration: