Where to Celebrate Kwanzaa in Westchester and Beyond

Where to Celebrate Kwanzaa in Westchester

Where to Celebrate Kwanzaa in Westchester

Kwanzaa is a week-long African American celebration of culture, unity, social values, and family. Celebrated from December 26th-January 1st, the holiday features gift giving, a family feast, and community events. Read on to learn more about some places in Westchester and the surrounding area where you can celebrate with your kids.

Friday, December 16th from 12:00pm-3:00pm
GEM Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Brunch

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau GEM program will host a Pre-Kwanzaa celebration that will encompass the seven-day celebration. We focus on the seven principles, lighting the kinara and showcasing the talents of the GEM program participants. This will include brunch setting where we all get dressed in our Sunday best and fellowship with each other. Double Doors, 29 Elm Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550.

Sunday, December 18th from 12:00pm-4:00pm
JJWC Holiday Kwanzaa Celebration

Enjoy this black-owned business expo in celebration of Kwanzaa. The event includes African drumming, dancing, and cocktails from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The VIP County Club, 600 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805.

Monday, December 19th from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Kwanzaa Celebration

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Mount Vernon Library. Learn about the history, customs and traditions of Kwanzaa. Mount Vernon Public Library, 28 S 1st Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550.

Monday, December 26th from 10:00am-5:00pm
Celebrate Kwanzaa

Take a trip to Brooklyn for the 15th annual Kwanzaa celebration at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The event includes five days of live music, dance demonstrations, spoken-word presentations, art-making, food, and more! Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213.

Tuesday, December 27th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Candle Making

Enjoy candle making with your kids at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Kids will learn more about the seven candles displayed on the kinara and its special meaning. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Mathews Park 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.

Tuesday, December 27th from 2:30pm-4:00pm
Kwanzaa Craft Table

Kids ages two and older can enjoy a Kwanzaa craft. Warner Library, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Wednesday, December 27th from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Kwanzaa: A Stamford Celebration

Attend this community celebration in the Ferguson Library in celebration of Kwanzaa’s seven principles. The event will also include Mayor Caroline Simmons and drummer and storyteller, Gina Levon Simpson. Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901.

Friday, December 30th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Kwanzaa-at The Tuckahoe Community Center

Friday, December 30th from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Unity in the Community

Attend Parkchester’s Annual Celebration of Kwanzaa. Guests are invited to wear African attire. The event is a suggested donation of $10. Children are free. St. Helena’s Church, 1315 Olmstead Ave, The Bronx, NY 10462.