Kwanzaa 2015: Energize, Recognize!

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Kwanzaa Celebration at AMNH
American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Sunday December 27 2015

Hanukkah and Christmas may be over, but the 2015 holiday season isn’t done yet: Saturday December 26 through Friday January 1 marks Kwanzaa, a week long commemoration of African heritage and culture. At this family-friendly fest you can catch dance, theater and a unbelievable beat-box performance by Doug E. Fresh; peruse arts, crafts and food vendors at an International Marketplace; and learn about the 48-year-old holiday at a screening of Maya Angelou–narrated documentary The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration, introduced by director MK Asante and followed with a tribute to Angelou.

Venue name: American Museum of Natural History
Address: Central Park West at 79th St
New York
Opening hours: Daily 10am–5:45pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: Free with museum admission, vendor and food prices vary
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