Parkchester Community Celebrates Kwanzaa

(l-r) Poet April Jones; Hawk Newsome, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president; event organizer Debra Oguamah and mistress of ceremonies Nubia Grown welcomed everyone.
Photo by Laura Stone

Creating Unity in the Community presented Parkchester’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Friday, December 29 at St. Helena’s Church.The entertaining event featured live musical and dance performances, guest speakers and poets, delicious food, raffles and African art vendors.

Kinara candles and symbols of Kwanzaa were featured at the annual holiday celebration.
Photo by Laura Stone

Sean Sawney created handmade African art.
Photo by Laura Stone

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