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Contact: John Warren, 917-829-0425Celebrate Kwanzaa on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan.
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration based on traditional African culture and values observed from December 26 through January 1. The holiday celebrates family, community responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwana," a Swahili term meaning "first fruits."
Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly activities at New York City's African Burial Ground.Activities include: music, dance and spoken word performances;a lecture on regenerating African spirituality; a crafts workshop;a libation ceremony, and;the lighting of the kinara (candleholder).
All activities are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/afbg or call (212) 637-2019.