Celebrate Kwanzaa on Penn

Published On December 24, 2012 | By Sweet1Lani | Community, The Arts

kwanzaa The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative is planning a two day event to celebrate Kwanzaa. This community event embraces the seven core principals (Nguzo Saba) of the holiday: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Everything is free and open to the community.

It all kicks off on Friday, December 28th at Dance Alloy Theater from 5-9pm. Kim Dr Goddess Ellis will be hosting the evening which will include a candle lighting ceremony, performances and a community dinner partially catered by Roxanne’s Catering and Take Out.  Entertainment will feature: Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Temujin the Story Teller, Tarish Pipkins- Artist and Puppeteer, and a screening of The Black Candle.

On Saturday the event will take over the arts district at various venues on Penn from 1 to 6pm. Enjoy crafting with the kiddos, like button making at Artisan, candle holder decorating at Mr Roboto, and candle making at Assemble. You can also check out local artisans and live performances at Most Wanted Fine Art and Modern Formations, and a special poetry reading at Awesome Books. Garfield residents will receive a Community Kwanzaa Gift Card that can be redeemed for the following:

 

Pic2_001Alloy School Dance Classes: (limit one per card)
The first 12 people will receive a free drop-in dance class. Offer is good for spring session classes.

 

Salt of the Earth: (limit one per card)
The first 50 people will receive one free appetizer. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

Sandidge Photography Group: (limit one family per card)
The first 40 families will receive one free 8×10 family portrait. This offer is good on December 29th from 12-6PM.

 

Verde Mexican Cantina: (limit one per card)
The first 50 people will receive a buy one, get one free entree. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

Yoga Hive: (limit one per card)
The first 12 people will receive a free drop-in yoga class. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

Glass Center: (limit one per card)
The first 50 people will receive admission to a “Make It Now” workshop.

 

Common Place at Voluto:
Use your gift card to receive 50 cents off any prepared beverage. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

That’s Sharp Boutique: (limit one per card)
The first 50 people will receive 25% off your purchase. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

BFG Cafe: (limit one per card)
The first 50 people will receive a free baklava with a large pizza. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

Artica: (limit one per card)
Get an additional 10% off sale items and purchases. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

Spak Bros: (limit one per card)
The first 20 people will receive 20% off their purchase. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

Calabria’s: (limit one per card)
The first 50 people will receive a free desert with an entree. Offer is good from 12/15/12 – 1/15/12.

 

So get out your kinaras, and have a joyous Kwanzaa with the Garfield community!

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