The Village Project presents its 11th annual Kwanzaa celebration throughout San Francisco, with seven days of community events starting on Dec. 26th, running through January 1st. Opening day takes place at the Museum of the Africa Diaspora at 12 Noon, with Alabama Mike performing and an exploration of the history of bay area blues. At the African American Arts & Culture Complex at 7 pm, The West Coast Blues Society is the headliner, with more blues.
Striving to help heal our family, community and nation, each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba) will be highlighted.
There will be 15 free celebrations in 7 different neighborhoods. This year, a celebration will again be held at the historical Jazz Heritage Center in the Fillmore at 1 pm., and at the new Bayview Opera House at 4 pm, both on Dec. 31st. Each hosting organization will present exciting and enriching cultural programs, intended to both entertain and engage the entire family. A spiritual ceremony - pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors will start each program and will be followed by a feast, live entertainment and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. There will be plenty of artistic performances, food and community connectedness.
The closing celebration will take place at Third Baptist Church at 1 pm and again at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church at 6 pm on Sunday, Jan.1st, with the lighting of the last candle, Imani (faith).
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
Presented by The Village Project