African Burial Ground Honors Kwanzaa Traditions

12/12/2022 in
African Burial Ground Honors Kwanzaa Traditions

Here’s your chance to celebrate Kwanzaa in one of the most sacred places in all of Lower Manhattan. 

The African Burial Ground National Monument at 290 Broadway is hosting in-person programming for Kwanzaa on December 27, the second day of the holiday. The site marks the largest and earliest known African burial ground in the United States, discovered under Lower Manhattan, and tells the story about New York’s links to the slave trade. 

The schedule kicks off at 11 a.m. with a libation by Cyril Innis Jr., followed by drumming and dancing by Eric Frazier, a performance by Fusha Dance and drumming lessons for all ages by Olomide Gilbert. Later in the day, catch a program about Black empowerment during the era of enslavement in New York, and a performance by the African Music Mercenaries and craft making with Miss Doris. 

See the full schedule, or for more information call 212-238-4367.

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Tags: African Burial Ground, holiday 2022, kwanzaa

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