Saturday, December 24, 2016
December 30, 2016 10:00AM-5:00PM Macy’s Family Fun Day! Kwanzaa / Nia-Purpose at AAMP
This day of family-friendly activities will include a candle lighting ceremony, Kwanzaa-themed arts and crafts, face painting, all day family friendly game center highlighting games created by African-Americans and traditional West African games. Get a move and shake your collective groove with Camara Arts West African Dance. Bring your singing voice, your poetry, or try a new instrument with Drumming Like A Lady Drum Performance and Community Jam Session. Share the love by supporting the artists in AAMP’s locally curated Kwanzaa marketplace and much more.
All activities and performances are included with museum admission, so grab your friends, family and loved ones and join us for another can't-miss holiday celebration at AAMP!
We invite you to read these words from the creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies California State Universtiy, Long Beach;
“…The fifth principle is Nia which is essentially a commitment to the collective vocation of building, developing and defending our national community, its culture and history in order to regain our historical initiative and greatness as a people. True greatness and growth never occur in isolation and at other's expense. African philosophy teaches we are first and foremost social beings whose reality and relevance are rooted in the quality and the kinds of relations we have with each other. A cooperative communal vocation is an excellent context and encouragement for quality social relations. Our purpose is not to simply create money makers, but to cultivate men and women capable of social and human exchange on a larger more meaningful scale, men and women of culture and social conscience, of vision and values which expand the human project of freedom and development rather than diminish and deform it.”
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Free with museum admission:
Youth (4-12 yrs.) $10
Students (w/ I.D.) $10
Senior Citizens $10
AAMP Members FREE
Access / EBT * $2
Posted by Lynn Lasswell at 7:00 AM