Celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary and the Kwanzaa principle Nia ("Purpose"). Enjoy storytelling, African dancing and drumming by Sankofa Dance Theater. Sallah Jenkins leads holiday craft-making. Dr. Jeffrey Menzise of Morgan University gives a keynote talk on the meaning of Nia. Special Admission: $5.
This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door.
$5 - General Public
$5 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors
Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School Teacher.
$7.00 validated parking is available across the street at the Old Bay PMI Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street (on the corner of Pratt and President Streets). Bring your ticket to the museum’s front information desk to have it validated. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.
Call for Vendors
Sell your crafts and products to hundreds of visitors inside the African Marketplace at our Kwanzaa Celebration on Friday, December 30, 12-4pm. We are seeking products that connect to Kwanzaa and are soliciting vendors/craftsmen that produce African or African/American arts and crafts. Please click here to complete our Vendor Inquiry Form if you are interested in becoming a vendor.