The Kwanzaa Cooperative, The National Association of Kawaida Organizations and the Black Writers Museum host their annual celebration of the winter holiday with a candle lighting ceremony, a kids area, live entertainment, market vendors and speakers. This year's talks will be led by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and Dr. Segun Shabaka.
Where: West Philadelphia High School at 4901 Chestnut St., 19139
When: December 30, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $7; kids & seniors $5
Boathouse Row will light up for Kwanzaa for the first time ever. MLK Drive will be closed to traffic between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive at 5 p.m., and a drum line procession from Paine’s Park to the Fish Ladder will begin soon after.
Where: Boathouse Row at Fairmount Fish Ladder, Schuylkill River Trail, 19131
When: December 26, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.