American Museum of Natural History Announces Kwanzaa Celebration, 12/29
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by BWW News Desk
The American Museum of Natural History celebrates its 34th annual Kwanzaa celebration with Kwanzaa 2012: First Fruits of the Harvest on Saturday, December 29, from noon to 5pm. The event celebrates the rich traditions of Kwanzaa and honors the holiday's seven guiding principles. The festival will include a special interview about Karamu (African Feast) with pioneering restaurateur B. Smith, family-friendly hands-on activities, and an international marketplace. Restoration Dance Theatre Company and Balance Dance Theatre, led by acclaimed choreographer Obediah Wright, will perform in an exciting program that also includes Soul Steps and Underground System Afrobeat.
Hosted by storyteller Linda Humes, the day includes:
The Kwanzaa International Marketplace will take place throughout the day in several halls: Birds of the World, Grand Gallery, Hall of North American Forests, and Warburg Hall of New York State Environment.
During the festivities, visitors can sample delicious Kwanzaa signature dishes crafted by award-winning chef B. Smith and rooted in the African-American cultural heritage in the Museum Food Court. The menu will feature cornmeal-fried whiting, jalapeno cornbread, jerk chicken, and banana hash.