Parkchester Kwanzaa Celebration Unites Community

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

Creating Unity in the Community presented Parkchester’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, 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.

Bombayo Dance Co. members gave a crowd pleasing performance.
Photo by Laura Stone

Symbols of Kwanzaa adorned the stage.
Photo by Laura Stone

Assemblyman Michael Blake celebrated Kwanzaa with Dustin.
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(l-r) King Lagee, Debra Oguamah, Sarah Thomas and event emcee Nubia Grown welcomed everyone to the community celebration.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Ancestral Drumming Band performed during the celebration.
Photo by Laura Stone

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