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Kwanzaa Celebration 2021: The Legacy Continues!

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The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) in partnership with Queensborough Community College Dance Program (QCC Dance), Rhythm N Dance, Ebony Oasis and the Kofago Dance Ensemble presents Kwanzaa Celebration 2021: The Legacy Continues! The performance features choreography by performing artists who are all brought together to celebrate Kwanzaa through dance and culture.

“Kwanzaa Celebration 2021: The Legacy Continues,” will be their fourth annual event, which tells the unifying and creative interpretation of Kwanzaa - an African American and Pan-African holiday, celebrating family, community, and culture. Celebrated from December 26 through January 1, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa, from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili, a Pan-African language most widely spoken language of the African continent.

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About Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)

161-04 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica, NY


  • 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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