Kwanzaa Festival Celebration 2018 The Power of Culture


Habari Gani is the traditional greeting at Kwanzaa and it means “what’s happening!”

Habari Gani from the Rochester Kwanzaa Coalition: Kwanzaa 2018 Kwanzaa means first fruits of the harvest. Kwanzaa is the time to celebrate pan African people, our ancestors and our culture.

We seek to honor our past, evaluate our present and commit ourselves to a more productive future. Our theme in 2018 is: The Power of Culture: Kwanzaa Forever!

The Rochester Kwanzaa Coalition is very excited to have a wonderful cachet of activities to celebrate Kwanzaa 2018!

The activities include opening celebration of Unity at the Baobab Cultural Center, youth day at the Boys and Girls Club showcasing our talented youth, and a Family Gala celebration of arts at the Memorial Art Gallery.

The powerful culture that African Americans have created is illuminated during the Kwanzaa Festival of culture and used to fortify and renew African people all over the world.

Kwanzaa 2018 Schedule Below:

*Umoja (Unity) Wednesday, December 26, 5-8 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Avenue

*Kujichagulia (Self Determination) Thursday December 27, 4-7 p.m. Boys and Girls Club, 500 Genesee Street

*Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) Friday December 28, 2-5 p.m. Wheatley Library, 33 Mc Cree Way

*Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Saturday December 29, 1-5 p.m. PT Life Fitness, 1415 N. Clinton Avenue

*Nia (Purpose) Family Gala Sunday December 30, 5-8 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue Dress in your African best and to impress!

*Kuumba (Creativity) Monday December 31, 6-9 p.m. Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street Watch Night 1862 Reenactment.

*Imani (Faith) Tuesday January 1, 2019 Celebrate at home with loved ones