Habari Gani!?
The schedule for Kwanzaa festivities will be as follows...

***Most Evening programs will be from 7:00 – 9:00 pm unless noted and it will be updated daily on this event invite to reflect current day/time/location! Please plan accordingly by looking here before heading out!***
*******IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE FROM PAST CELEBRATIONS*******
All Programs from December 26th - 30th will be taking place at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts: 450 Masten Avenue (corner of Ferry Street)!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th ~
We celebrate the principle of UMOJA - UNITY!!
BEGINNING WITH OUR
***DAYTIME EVENT***
*** 11 am - 4 pm ***
CHILDREN'S KWANZAA!!
* Afrikan Cultural Education Activities!!
* Storytelling!!
* Marcus Garvey Math & Science Expo!!
* Watoto from the Nile (Youth Conscious R&B Group)!!
* Afrikan Face Painting and Dress Up!!
***EVENING PROGRAM***
"OPENING CEREMONY"
* Tribute to the Ancestors and Elders!!
* Daughters of Creative Sound!!
* Tradition Keepers Storytellers!!
* Project Access to A-Free-Ka!!
SUNDAY DECEMBER 27th ~
We celebrate the principle KUJICHAGULIA - SELF DETERMINATION!!
***DAYTIME EVENT***
*** 11 am - 1 pm ***
*******CAO Alphonso “Rafi” Green Jr. Masten Resource Center*******
*******Located @ 1423 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY*******
* Dr. LEONARD JEFFERIES ~ Critically Acclaimed Afrikan Scholar, Professor and Activist!!
***EVENING PROGRAM***
* An evening of electrifying performances by our very own African American Cultural Center!!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28th ~
We celebrate the principle of UJIMA - COLLECTIVE WORK & RESPONSIBILITY!!
***EVENING PROGRAM***
"KWANZAA CONSCIOUSNESS SESSION"
* Spoken Word & Lyricist Cipher
* Play based on Afrikan Folk Lore: "Fesita Goes To Market"
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th ~
We celebrate the principle of UJAMAA - COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS!!
***EVENING PROGRAMS***
* Daughters of Creative Sound!!
*Issiatou Afrikan Dance Ensemble of Miss Barbara Dance School!!
* Keynote Speaker ~ Dr. Maulana Karenga, Founder of Kwanzaa!!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30th ~
We celebrate the principle of NIA - PURPOSE!!
***EVENING PROGRAM***
***(6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)***
PANEL DISCUSSION (6 pm - 7:30 pm)
* Black Chamber of Commerce ~ "Black Independent Business Ownership"!!
NIASOUL CONCERT (8 pm - 9:30 pm)
*Will Holton and Drea D’Nur!!
* Love offering for Gigi’s Restaurant!!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st ~
We celebrate the principle of KUUMBA - CREATIVITY!!
*******Pratt-Willert Community Center*******
*******Located @ 422 Pratt Street, Buffalo, NY*******
***EVENING PROGRAM***
***5:00 – 9:00pm***
KARAMU FEAST ~ COMEUNITY FEAST!!
Please feel free to bring a dish to share. We ask that it has no red meat or pork. Also please refrain from bringing any alcoholic beverages!
* OPEN MIC - Sign-up as you come in!!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1st ~
We celebrate the principle of IMANI - FAITH!!
*******CAO Alphonso “Rafi” Green Jr. Masten Resource Center*******
*******Located @ 1423 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY*******
***DAYTIME PROGRAM***
***12 pm - 4 pm***
* “Eye on History” 37 Years of Incredible Research, Writing, and Education presented by Queen Mother Eva M. Doyle!!
* Fabulous Old School B-Day Boys