2018 Metro-Atlanta Kwanzaa Events

Here is a calendar of 2018 Kwanzaa events in metro-Atlanta!

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UmojaUnity – December 26

Umoja Kwanzaa Kickoff

Community Event in Atlanta!
The first annual Kwanzaa Kick-Off. All ages are welcome. We will have food, art, jewelry vendors, music and live entertainment. Including a drum call and candle lighting ceremony.

5-7 pm at Yogaskills Kemetic Yoga Studio
1536 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA

Umoja at the Shrine

A Seven Day Community Celebration – 960 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta’s West End

Join us for a Community Celebration of Kwanzaa – A host of cultural artists, drummers, dancers and singers will share their talents. Vendors of cultural attire, art, jewelry, music, videos , food, and health and beauty products will be on hand.

Hosted by the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore

Umoja Co-Host: Queen Ali

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Sandy Rodgers (Sandy Rodgers Ministries)

Guest Speakers: Rev. Linda La Boyd founder of Reiki Vibrations and Noni Love, founder of the The Core Total Body Salon and Wellness Spa

This free event will be held from 6-10pm

For more information, call 404 549-8676 or 404   444 6696

Kwanzaa Black Books Fest

Hosted by the Hosted by Marcus Garvey Scholarship Society of Atlanta  who is building the School to College Pipeline one book at a time.

Every family should have a home library

The event takes place on Wednesday December 26, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at the Sights and Sounds Cultural Museum inside the North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, GA 30033

Building A Kwanzaa Legacy

 “The Black Candle”

A documentary about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture, using Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are so important to African-Americans today. This pan-African holiday is embraced by over 40 million celebrants. —June Thomas

The film will be shown at 3pm and 5pm

The event is hosted by the Tamu Sana Kanyama Preparatory Academy and will be held at the:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA
2220 Campbellton Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

Events are free but seating is limited. Please register here at Freshtix


KujichaguliaSelf-Determination – December 27

WADU and ASCAC Atlanta present Kujichagulia

946 Ralph David Abernathy, SW Atlanta GA 30310

This free event includes cultural celebrations, Ras Kofi “Black Liberation Sound”, Poet Kenneth Zakee, African Fashion Show, Café Ulu Band, African Marketplace and open mic.

Hosted by the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore

Kujichagulia  Co-Host: World African Diaspora Union and the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations

Keynote Speakers: Charlotte “Nyaboke” Williams and Rev. Dr. F. Keith Slaughter

Join us for a Community Celebration of Kwanzaa – Vendors of cultural attire, art, jewelry, music, videos, food, and health and beauty products will be on hand. This event will be held from 6-10pm

For more information, call 404 549-8676 or 404   444 6696

 

 

 

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Presents Kujichagulia

December 27th, 2018 7 pm at First Afrikan Church
5197 Salem Rd. Lithonia, GA 30038

Hosted by Ife Jie

Performances by New Afrikan Scout Organization, Kilombo Academic & Cultural Institute and much, much, more

Free Admission

For vending call 678-467-0177


Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility – December 28

https://www.kdnovelties.com/personalized-books/kwanzaa.html

Children’s Kwanzaa

Join First Afrikan for a Children’s Kwanzaa from 3-5pm featuring Kwanzaa Krafts, storytelling, and children’s drum and dance workshop. A Kwanzaa Quiz Bowl for youth and teens takes place from 6:00 to 6:45pm.

The event will be held at First Afrikan Church, 5197 Salem Road, Lithonia, GA 30058

Gangstas to Growers host Ujima

A Seven Day Community Celebration – 960 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta’s West End

Join us for a Community Celebration of Kwanzaa – A host of cultural artists, drummers, dancers and singers will share their talents. Vendors of cultural attire, art, jewelry, music, videos , food, and health and beauty products will be on hand.

Hosted by the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore

Ujima Co-Host: Gangstas to Growers

Keynote Speaker: Abioudun Henderson, Executive Director of the Come Up Project

This free event will be held from 6-10pm

For more information, call 404 549-8676 or 404  444 6696

Building a Kwanzaa Legacy

Community Kwanzaa & Cultural Celebration

Join Tamu Sana Kanyama Prep, Greater Works Assembly, Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA, ABISA Foundation, African Community Center, Us Lifting Us, Sankofa Church, FTP, TSK Vocal Ensemble, Kosanas Dance Team, Eagles Landing Dance, Nzuri Drummers, ROAR Productions, and countless other community youth organizations and schools as we celebrate the beauty, intelligence, and greatness of our youth. Help us mold scholars and build legacy.

The event will be held from 4pm to 8pm and is hosted by the Tamu Sana Kanyama Preparatory Academy and will be held at the:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA
2220 Campbellton Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

Events are free but seating is limited. Please register here at Freshtix

Black Friday: Kwanzaa Edition

Black Friday is an event created to celebrate black history, culture, art, & literature while providing a venue space for black business owners to showcase their work & entrepreneurs alike to connect & network. We will have open discussions, an open mic, & raffle drawings.

Come experience positive vibes & positive people & don’t forget to THINK BLACK, BE BLACK, & BUY BLACK!

Fri, Dec 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – Midnight
Free entry until 9pm, $5 after. Get tickets here at Eventbrite

Omenala-Griot Afrocentric Museum & Event Center
337 Dargan Place SW, Atlanta, GA30310

Contact 678-974-6092 for directions and details

Ujima at First AfriKan Church

Join us for an evening of Ujima, beginning with Children’s Kwanzaa from 3-5pm featuring Kwanzaa Krafts, storytelling, and children’s drum and dance workshop. A Kwanzaa Quiz Bowl for youth and teens takes place from 6:00 to 6:45pm. The evening Kwanzaa program begins at 7pm and continues until 9 pm.

The event will be held at 5197 Salem Road, Lithonia, GA 30058

 


UjamaaCooperative Economics – December 29

A Kwanzaa Celebration in Douglasville

Simply Natural Presents a Kwanzaa Celebration in Douglasville

Come Celebrate with us!  Performances by African-American dancers, African-American Drummers, Libation and candlelighting ceremony led by Nana Kwesi Jumoke Ifetayo

Speakers: Hasaan Ajaye – Wise Warrior,
Brandon Pennamon – Fit for the Future,
Queen Shabazz – Teas and Tings and Bakery by Shabey

Saturday, September 29, 5-8pm

Jessie Davis Park
7775 Malone Street, Douglasville GA 30134

Call Star at 770-256-2057 for vending information

Ujamaa at the Shrine

A Seven Day Community Celebration – 960 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta’s West End

Hosted by the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore

12-2 pm Youth activity in the Cultural Center

2-6 pm Afternoon program
Ujamaa Co-Host: Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church – Atlanta, Support Group Nine

Keynote Speaker: Felicia Moore – Atlanta City Council President

Join us for a Community Celebration of Kwanzaa – A host of cultural artists, drummers, dancers and singers will share their talents. Vendors of cultural attire, art, jewelry, music, videos , food, and health and beauty products will be on hand.

This is a free event. For more information, call 404 549-8676 or 404  444 6696

Kwanzaa Celebration Featuring “Girl, Why You Dance Like That”

Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. proudly announces its 22nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring “Girl Why You Dance Like That” Fusion – From Africa to Hip Hop on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, located at 915 New Hope Rd., Atlanta, GA 30331.

The Kwanzaa Village, a marketplace of unique gifts begins at 2:00pm and the village entertainment begins at 3:00pm. The Kwanzaa Ceremony begins at 6:00pm. Both the Village and Ceremony are free and open to the public until 9:00 pm.

2:00pm – 9:00pm Kwanzaa Village-Exotic Vendors

3:00pm- 7:00pm Village Entertainment

4:00pm-5:00pm Youth Performance

6:00pm – 7:00pm Kwanzaa Ceremony (featuring Oginga in “Drum Talk”)

A ticket is required for the show,  “Girl Why You Dance Like That?” Fusion- From Africa to Hip Hop, which runs from 8:00pm – 9:30pm. General Admission is $20.00 and available here through Eventbrite. Admission is $25.00 at the door.

A Kwanzaa Celebration

Black Dot Cultural Center presents A Kwanzaa Celebration

Saturday December 29th 6 pm.

Dancers and drummers, light hors d’oeuvres, family and community $5.00 love offering

6984 Main Street Lithonia 30058
404 519-8107

Building a Kwanzaa Legacy

Taste Of the Afrikan Diaspora

From 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Invigorate your taste buds with Tastes of Culture from around the world, Senegal, Gambia, Ethiopia, Louisiana, Georgia, Jamaica , Dominican Republic…. A Cultural Exchange! (Vegetarian Options)

Sounds of Culture; Community Jam Session

Followed by an evening of exchange from 6 p.m. -8 p.m.! Live music, poetry, and dance! Light food vending and adult face painting. (Age 18 and Up)

These events are hosted by the Tamu Sana Kanyama Preparatory Academy and will be held at the:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA
2220 Campbellton Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

Events are free but seating is limited. Please register here at Freshtix

8th Annual Ujamaafest

The event will be held on 12/29/18 from 1:00-8:00 pm at
Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

Ujamaafest includes financial literacy workshop, youth kijana zone and cooking class, black biz marketplace  and $1000 economic heritage pitch. Get your free tix at www.ujamaafest.com

Uhuru 2018 Kwanzaa Celebration

Join Uhuru Dancers for our annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at Mohammed Schools of Atlanta
735 Fayetteville Rd SE, Atlanta GA, 30316.

The free dance class will be held from 9:30am- 11:00am.

The free Kwanzaa program begins at 11:45am with performances by Uhuru Dancers, Tabala Martial Arts, Community Dancers, Community Drummers and more.

Kwanzaa is a community celebration! It is customary to contribute to the feast. Please contact sis. Toni Young to bring an item for the free community salad bar. (404) 797-9458

Vending is available. Vendors must bring their own tables and chairs. Electrical outlets are not available. Food should be served only if it does not require electrical access. ($35 per table; online registration available on eventbrite here)

*Parking is available at the Mohammed Schools and Publix parking lot on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Fayetteville Road.*

 


NiaPurpose – December 30

Kwanzaa Celebration – A Night of Nia!

KMT Asen presents | Kwanzaa Celebration – A Night of Nia!

Kwanzaa Celebration – Live Dance and Drum – Candlelighting Ceremony – Community Naming Ceremony – Cultural Presentations and more!

Keynote: Dr. Moriba Kelsey

Gallery 992
992 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310
Sunday at 6 PM – 9 PM

For information, call 404 594-2608

Cascade Community Center Presents Kwanzaa

2018 Kwanzaa Celebration hosted by the Cascade Community Center, Inc. on 5th Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, 4:00 pm., at Church of the Incarnation, 2407 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta GA 30311 (near Venetian Dr.).

Along, with a Kwanzaa Ceremony, we will have a Music Jam Session, as well as presentations by Spoken Word, Dance performers, as well as the Vendor Market showcasing crafts and community businesses and services.

Come grace the community with your presence and artistic gifts, entrepreneurship and services, as we celebrate heritage, talents, blessings and humanity.

Admission for non-participants: non-perishable food item for Mimi’s Pantry

Nia at the Shrine

A Seven Day Community Celebration – 960 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta’s West End

Hosted by the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore, Sunday from 4-8pm

Nia Co-Host: Moshe Benoba

Keynote Speaker: Ken “Karume” Smith
Beulah Land Farm Presentation (largest black-owned farm in America)

Join us for a Community Celebration of Kwanzaa – A host of cultural artists, drummers, dancers and singers will share their talents. Vendors of cultural attire, art, jewelry, music, videos , food, and health and beauty products will be on hand.

This is a free event. For more information, call 404 549-8676 or 404  444 6696

Anthology Book Launch, A Nia Kwanzaa Celebration!

On December 30th, The Literary Revolutionary presents our 1st Annual NIA Kwanzaa Celebration!

We will partake in refreshments, song, dance, and storytelling on this day!  You will also hear from ten sisters in attendance who fulfilled their NIA this year when they published their books and became authors. You will also learn how you too can write, publish, and profit from a book in 2019!

BONUS!!! The authors will be on-site to sign copies of their books and take pictures with all who attend!

The event will be held at The Core Total Body Salon and Wellness Studio, 2857 Main Street, East Point, Georgia 30344

Free Kwanzaa West African Drum and Dance Class

Join Djoli Kelen as we celebrate the 5th day of Kwanzaa — Nia — Purpose on Sunday, December 30, 2018.  The drum class runs from 1:00-1:30pm while the dance class runs from 1:30 to 3:30pm.

The event will be held at Jazzercise Decatur, 114 New Street, Decatur, GA 30030.

Auburn Avenue Research Library Presents Celebrating the 5th Principle, Nia

Hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta GA30303
2 pm to 5 pm Sunday December 30, 2018

The program is free and open to the public but you must RSVP here at Eventbrite

Concurrent Educational Community Kwanzaa Workshops

TEACHING KWANZAA, facilitated by DiasporaU, will explore resources and techniques that empower parents, educators, and caregivers with the ability to effectively share a true understanding of the history and principles of Kwanzaa with children and young adults.

UJIMA IN ACTION, facilitated by Dr. Chike Akua, of Teacher Transformation Institute and Imani Enterprises, is devoted to Ujima, the third principle of Kwanzaa of collective work and responsibility.

Performance by the all Sistah Dance, Percussion and Vocal Ensemble GIWAYEN MATA

Kwanzaa at Kidsland

Come play at this year’s BEST Kwanzaa kids bash! Jump around, climb a massive play structure, make some kwanzaa crafts and grab some pizza and treats with Ms. Ashley of Villaging Brown! Plus, stay and play until closing at no extra charge! Fun for all!

Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 2 PM – 3:30 PM
6469 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, Georgia30236

Tickets at Eventbrite


KuumbaCreativity – December 31

Kuumba at the Shrine

A Seven Day Community Celebration – 960 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta’s West End

Hosted by the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore

Kuumba Co-Host: Moshe Benoba

Keynote Speaker: Micheal Campbell President/CEO Black on Purpose Television and Patricia Crayton General Manager People TV

Join us for a Community Celebration of Kwanzaa – A host of cultural artists, drummers, dancers and singers will share their talents. Vendors of cultural attire, art, jewelry, music, videos , food, and health and beauty products will be on hand.

This is a free event. For more information, call 404 549-8676 or 404  444 6696

APEX Museum Kwanzaa 2018

The APEX Museum’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration! 25 plus years of celebrating Kwanzaa and Free to the public! Hosted by Kenneth Zakee, live performances, libation, drummers, and vendors! See you there on Kuumba, December 31th! $8-$10 for PARKING.


Imani: Faith – January 1

Ballethnic hosts an Imani Celebration

Ballethnic Dance Company hosts an Imani Celebration
January 1, 2019, 3:00-6:00 pm
2587 Cheney Street
East Point, GA 30344

Contact Dirk Twine: Event Coordinator @ 678.887.3175 or 404.762.1416

Imani at the Shrine

A Seven Day Community Celebration – 960 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta’s West End

Hosted by the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore

Imani Co-Host: Social Action Committee, Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church – Atlanta

Faith Panel: Bishop Randy “Mwenda” Brown, Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church, Minister Louis Muhammad, The Nation of Islam, Re. Dr. Mark A. Lomax, First African Church and Rev. Derrick Rice, Sankofa United Methodist Church

Join us for a Community Celebration of Kwanzaa – A host of cultural artists, drummers, dancers and singers will share their talents. Vendors of cultural attire, art, jewelry, music, videos , food, and health and beauty products will be on hand.

This is a free event. For more information, call 404 549-8676 or 404 444 6696