The African American Museum In Philadelphia Presents Its Annual Family-Friendly Kwanzaa Celebration This Weekend, December 27-28

The African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates Kwanzaa with a full weekend of events, December 27-28.
(Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Bring the whole family out for a weekend celebration of African culture and heritage at the excellent The African American Museum in Philadelphia in Old City.

Coinciding with the museum’s final Macy’s Family Fun Day event in 2014, the two-day Kwanzaa celebration includes a range of festivities.

To begin, Mlanjeni Nduma and the Amazing Mr. Q will lead candle-lighting ceremonies, talk about Kwanzaa and engage audiences in traditions such as call and response, singing, and dancing.

Plus, Camara Arts will lead a West African dance and drum workshop and there will be tons of hands-on arts and crafts activities for kids of all ages.

All events are family-friendly and encourage a reconnection with African roots and the support of African American communities.

Kwanzaa Celebration activities are included in museum admission, but guests are encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to Philabundance.

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at The African American Museum in Philadelphia
When: Saturday, December 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, December 28, noon-5 p.m.
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
Cost: Included in general admission
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