October 21, 2016
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NYC American Museum Of Natural History Celebrates Kwanzaa With Festival



Event highlighted by performances of song, dance, spoken word and a marketplace


WHAT            Kwanzaa Spirits 2009!


A vibrant cultural festival of African and African-American music, dance and crafts that commemorates the seven principles of Kwanzaa at the American Museum of Natural History.  Kwanzaa Spirits 2009! is a feast for the soul and senses.Celebration highlights include performances by:


·        International Steel Drum Orchestra (ADLIB), showcasing a variety of styles including calypso, sosa, and jazz

·        Restoration Dance Theatre Company under the artistic direction of Karen Thornton-Daniels

·        Award-winning Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir

·        The electrifying Balance Dance Theatre under the artistic direction ofObediah Wright


The bustling Kwanzaa Marketplace, located in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, will feature vendors, visual artists, and craftspeople as well as representatives from major cultural institutions. In addition, special Kwanzaa foods will be available in the 

Museum Food Court
. This event is co-produced by Community Works and the New Heritage Theatre Group under the artistic direction of James Stovall. The Marketplace is organized by the Harlem Arts Alliance.


WHEN            Sunday, December 27, 12 pm – 5 pm


WHERE         Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, American Museum of Natural History


ADMISSION  All performances and activities are free with Museum admission. Suggested admission to the Museum is $15 for adults, $11 for students and seniors, and $8.50 for children. Reservations are not required for the Kwanzaa celebration.


CONTACT     For more information, the public should call 212-769-5315.


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 Lowell Eschen, Department of Communications    

                                    212-769-5310, leschen@amnh.org                                 


STORY TAGS: nyc, new york city, black, african, american, heritage, tradition, holiday, festival, museum, exhibit, celebration

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