DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is inviting the community to join it for special Winter programming that will be held with safety in mind.
Making and receiving gifts outdoors, Dec. 26:
On Saturday, Dec. 26, Kuumba Village (“formerly Make-A-Gift Village”) will welcome families to celebrate the holidays by making their own gifts and enjoying live music, art activities, storytelling for children, and food.
The Kuumba Village will be held from 2:30 – 5 p.m. outside on the museum grounds, 170 NW 5th Ave., Delray Beach.
New for 2020, Kuumba Village will be held in conjunction with the annual Kwanzaa Celebration.
Kwanzaa is the weeklong annual observance in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas to honor African heritage in African-American culture. It is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast.
The Spady Museum will condense the weeklong celebration into an afternoon of community observation.
’TIS THE SEASON: Announcing a new program each month, the cultural heritage museum is hosting Kuumba Village/Kwanzaa, a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and national Black History Month speaker/ bestselling author Jason Reynolds in a virtual event to be broadcast via Facebook Live.
Be a part of the reafﬁrmation of the individual, culture, family and environment.
The Kwanzaa Celebration is hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Delray Beach Chapter, in partnership with Sanfoka Study Group, Pyramid Books and the Delray Beach Library. Masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.
Virtual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Jan. 18:
The museum’s signature fundraiser, the 21st Annual “I Have A Dream” Martin Luther King, Jr. Brunch, will be held virtually on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Spady’s celebration of the civil rights leader’s legacy will be online at 10 a.m. This year’s event will also serve as the kick-off of the museum’s 20th anniversary yearlong celebration.
Tickets $25 per person. Call 561-279-8883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best-selling author for Black History Month, Feb. 20:
Jason Reynolds, author of “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism & You,” is the featured speaker for the Spady Museum’s virtual Black History Month event. The museum has been exploring the book with its youth group, and invited Reynolds to interact with them and other young people interested in the anti-racism/racial equity movement. After his talk, Reynolds will hold a 15minute Q&A.
Join the event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., held via Zoom and broadcast live from The Spady Museum and the Arts Garage’s Facebook pages.
Reynolds is a two-time National Book Award ﬁnalist; the recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and multiple Coretta Scott King Honors; and the winner of a Kirkus Prize, two Walter Dean Myers Awards, and an NAACP Image Award, among other honors. He lives in Washington, D.C. Learn more at jasonwritesbooks.com/about.
For other information, call 561-2798883 or visit spadymuseum.com.