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Celebrate Kwanza at Weeksville

The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to celebrate Kwanzaa! Visit us at Weeksville Heritage Center on December 16-17, 2022 for this two-day celebration in collaboration with Asase Yaa. This year’s theme is “Celebrate in Principle.” We will share some of the African American artistic traditions that were prevalent during the time Kwanzaa was created. The weekend celebration will highlight all of the cultural values that exemplify the rich principles/Nguzo Saba of African American culture.


Day 1: Friday, December 16th, 7 – 10 pm

Opening reception and Candle Lighting catered by Cheri’s Bed-Stuy

Performance by Chief Neil Clarke trio

Viewing of “The Sun Rises in the East” 

Community Talkback 

Day 2: Saturday December 17th, 11 am – 9 pm      

Morning Candle Lighting


African Folktale reading 

Culinary exhibition

Afrobeat dance workshop

Gullah Folktale reading

Paint and Sip Tea

West African Dance Class

J’ouvert fest parade

Djembe Drum class

Dance performance by Asase Yaa

Performance Ensemble  Multi-purpose room 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Dance Party with DJ Jah Medicine 7:30 pm – 9pm

Event Details

Fri,Dec 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm Sat,Dec 17, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

Weeksville Heritage Center158 Buffalo AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11213 (map)