The Village Project & the Bayview Y celebrate our 8th annual San Francisco's Kwanzaa celebration
Dec. 26 - 12:00 Noon & 7 pm; Dec.27th - 4:00 pm & 6 pm; Dec. 28th - 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm; Dec. 29th - 1 pm & 4 pm; Dec. 30th - 1 pm & 6 pm; Dec. 31 - 1 pm & 6 pm; Jan 1st - 2 pm & 7 pm
Along with millions worldwide, the Village Project and the Bayview Y will celebrate the start of the 8th annual San Francisco's Kwanzaa celebration at City Hall, 12 Noon, on Dec. 26th. This year's event will again highlight the seven principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba), with 14 free events taking place over seven days throughout San Francisco. Each celebration begins with a spiritual ceremony, followed by a feast, live entertainment, and a lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. A myriad of performances this year will include rhythm & blues bands Bernard Anderson & his Old School Band, Jaye' & Friends and the Know Jazz band; gospel band, Maestro Curtis & The Spirit of Love Singers (S.O.L.), along with the reggae sounds of Jah Summit. Dance performances by The Village of Crossroads and Dance Kaiso, spoken word by award winning playwright, Robert Henry Johnson and more will round out the eclectic entertainment schedule.
The seven-day celebration will hold its traditional opening ceremony at San Francisco City Hall at Noon on Thursday, December 26tth, with a celebration of the life of Linda Brooks Burton. Opening night will commence at the West Bay Conference Center, 7:00 p.m. on December 26th with Bernard Anderson performing some soulful rhythm & blues. The lighting of the first candle, Umoja (Unity) will take place. The 7 day celebration will end on Jan.1st, Imani (faith), with Maestro Curtis headlining an evening of gospel at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church at 6 pm.
Help us to continue this important community celebration. Send donations to:
The Village Project
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Presented by The Village Project.