On Sunday, December 26, The Spady Museum will welcome families to the first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja (Unity). The celebration includes Kuumba Village (gift making, children’s activities) and the African Marketplace (vendors). Guests will also enjoy music, demonstrations, and food. Kwanzaa will start at 2:30 p.m. outside on the museum grounds, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Continuing a tradition established in 2011 at the Spady Museum, Kwanzaa will be a family-oriented, interactive, collaborative event that practices unifying principles such as Kuumba (creativity), Ujamaa (cooperative economics) and Ujima (collective work and responsibility). Collaborators this year are the Spady Museum, Delray Beach Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Pyramid Books and Kwanzaa 365 Live.
Kwanzaa is a week-long, annual celebration held in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas to honor African heritage in African-American culture. It is observed from December 26 to January 1 and the Spady Museum will kick-off the week-long celebration which will continue at other venues in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Be a part of the reaffirmation of tradition, culture, family and environment.
Schedule of Events
2:30-6:00 | Kuumba Village – Kwanzaa Coloring, Necklace Making, Kwanzaa Mat Making, Storytelling, African Dance, Capoeira, Drumming, Egyptian Yoga, Oware/Ayo/Warri African Game
2:30-6:00 | African Village – (vendor list is building)
3:00-5:00 | Program – Drum Call, Welcome, Lift Every Voice, Candle Lighting, Spoken Word, African Earth Dance, Harambee