Kwanzaa is a weeklong cultural celebration, observed mainly in the United States, honoring African-American heritage. It is a celebration of the collective powers of the community. The purpose of Kwanzaa is not one of gift-giving or religious celebration, but a tribute to heritage and togetherness and to remind us how vital we are to each other. In honor of this African Celebration at the weekend workshop, kids will design and stamp African mud cloth. Mud cloth is traditionally decorated with mud from the seasonal river and is rich with meaning. Kids can learn about these hand-painted works of art and create their own on Saturday & Sunday, On Sunday, December 27 at 2 p.m. Walter Rutledge will tell the story of Kwanzaa and engage the participation of visitors with sounds, dancing, movement and collective sharing.
The Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
On the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center
December 26 & 27 at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.
Museum admission is now $6 for people one year of age & older.
More info here.