27th Annual Capital Kwanzaa Celebration
The Hamilton Hill Arts Center is pleased to host its annual Kwanzaa celebration. Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan African Holiday, celebrating family, community and culture. Celebrated from December 26th through January 1st, each day represents a different aspect of family, community and culture. This year's celebration is being held on the day representing Ujamaa, or cooperative economics. The language used for Kwanzaa is Swahili, an African language understood by many African cultural groups.
The Hamilton Hill Arts Center has been celebrating Kwanzaa for the last 27 years. This annual event embraces the African traditions of the Holiday Season as the Capital Region community comes together for an evening of arts, culture, family, and community spirit. The event is free and open to people from all walks of life.
The theme of this year's celebration is Ujamaa, or Cooperative Economics. Now more than ever, the idea of economic stability is very important and some of the activities will reflect this.
Job Fair. In keeping with the event's them of Ujamaa, we are planning to hold a fair job fair during this year's Kwanzaa celebration. Businesses and organizations are invited to give a brief presentation about themselves, positions available and what they are looking for in an employee/candidate. This is a great opportunity to network, meeting people from a number of different companies. So bring your resume and good luck. If you are an business that is interested in participating, please contact the administrative assistant, at (518) 346-1262, ext. 10.
Festivities planned for the event include libation, candle lighting and community award ceremonies. Entertainment will be provided by the Macedonia Men's Choir, Umoja African Dance and Drum Troupe, Hamilton Hill Steel Drum Band, poetry and more! There will be round table discussions dealing with the economy and financial well-being (in keeping with day's theme, cooperative economics), children's activities (including arts and crafts and "All About Kwanzaa" discussion for kids) and more
Become a Kwanzaa vendor! We are currently looking for vendors for our African marketplace. Vendors have been an important part of our Kwanzaa event and it is a opportunity for vendors to sell/distribute products or information.
Be a Part of the Capital Region Kwanzaa Celebration!
Hamilton Hill Arts Center
409 Schenectady Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Tel: (518) 346-1262 / Fax: (518) 346-2625
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