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ONLINE Kwanzaa 2020 - Global Edition

  • Dec. 20, 2020, 6pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kwanzaa is a celebration held across the US and in other nations of the African Diaspora. It is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder, Dr. Maulana Karenga, called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba, consisting of "the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world." Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith). This year, things are going to be a little different, but the amazing quality of dance performances and good storytelling will still be the same! Following the celebration, tune in to meet the choreographers via Zoom. Advanced registration required. 

About Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)

161-04 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica, NY

718-658-7400

  • Standard hours: Mon-Sat/9am-6pm; Tues-Fri/9am-9pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: No
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • Housed in the 1895 landmark building, the original Office of Register, JCAL finished second phase of renovation in 2009 and turned this landmark building into multi-functional arts & education center with state-of-the-art music classrooms, rehearsal studios, conference room, professional galleries, and 99-seat black box theater with lighting and sound system.
  • Nearest public transportation stop: Jamaica Station/Parsons & Archer; J and E trains and all major Queens Buses
  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No

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