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Pre- Kwanzaa Food and Clothes Event at Grand Mom’s Kitchen

Pre- Kwanzaa Children Arts and Crafts Event

Join Us: Sala Festival & Tour on August 30 – September 6, 2016 to the Great Island of CUBA Featuring the Outcome of President Obama’s Trip to Cuba

We will leave Thurgood Marshall International Airport to Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, August 30 , 2016 Leave from Tampa, International Airport for Havana, Cuba and return to Tampa International Airport on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Details: Providing Cuban Visa & Required Cuban Health Insurance *Guide and Translator * Double Room Accommodations in 3 star hotels * Two Meals a Day (Breakfast and Dinner) * (Single room, additional fee) * Walking Tour of Old Town Havana and Playa, * Transportation to events (Day Time) & Beaches * Passes to Museums and Factory

Full details discussed via Uber Conference on May 22 , 2016 at 6:30pm

Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/kwanzaaassociatesinc

Optional dial in number: 401-283-5771 PIN: 11965

 Highlights:

  • Tour of Cuban Medical School
  • Tour of Cuban Cigar and Rum Factory                                  
  •  Cuban Music Jazz and Hip-Hop and a Oldies but Goodies Sunday                   
  • Tour of Cuban Pharmacies Lab
  • We will socialize with the Cuban People

Cost: $1,800.00 Round-Trip from Thurgood Marshall Airport to Tampa, Florida and Final Destination Havana Cuba plus other Cities in Cuba. See Flyer & Data Form

 

Coming Soon Training Center

Coming Soon Training Center
We are making changes

We are making changes for 2016

Kwanzaa Associates Inc., is making new strides for the future. In keeping with our mission we will be opening a training center. Stay tuned for our upcoming class schedule. handson lab

Pastorius Street Community Garden Fall Festival 2015

Little gardeners having fun at Fall Festival in Germantown, PA.

Little gardeners having fun at Fall Festival in Germantown, PA.

Children are our future and fostering their development is a part of Kwanzaa Associates  Inc. mission. Craig Fulmore also a member of Here the children of Germantown are enjoying the Pastorius Street Community Garden Fall Festival. Two of our young gardeners is providing entertainment.

Fostering Green Spaces in Germantown, PA

IMG_20151121_113729The founder of Kwanzaa Associates Inc, Craig Fulmore worked along side Philadelphia Montessori Charter School to create green spaces. Green spaces are a great benefit to our environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air, they provide shade and lower temperatures in urban areas, and they even reduce erosion of soil into our waterways. These are just a few of the environmental benefits that green spaces provide

Located in historic Germantown, Philadelphia, Pastorius Community Garden is transforming a vacant lot into a community garden and fruit orchard! Stay tuned for their progress.IMG_20151121_113701

National Network On Cuba was held November 7-8 in Washington DC

The 2015 meeting of the National Network On Cuba was held November 7-8 in Washington DC. The highlights of the meeting were, without question, the presence of ICAP President, Kenia Serrano and Leima Martinez, official of the America’s Division.  It was the first meeting of the NNOC since the December 17, 1014 return of the remaining 3 of the Cuban 5.  All present joyfully acknowledged this achievement.  In addition, we were joined by representative of the Cuban Embassy, the first time we were able to greet the diplomats as representing the embassy rather than the Interests Section. It was also the first time that an ICAP President had been given a travel visa by the United States. All the events were held at University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law.

The Egypt on the Potomac the Potomac Field Trip

egypt on the potomac

Craig Fulmore, Kwanzaa’s founder is learning about the symbolism of on the of the stops on the tour.

The Egypt on the Potomac Field Trip is a guided journey through Washington, DC that uncovers secrets hidden in plain sight. Did you know there is information and wisdom embedded throughout the visual make up of the city: in federal building architecture, street alignment, symbols on streets and buildings, and numerical patterns found throughout all of these elements, among others? Here 

By examining this embedded information, and exploring aspects of African mythology, African American, American, and Washington DC history, Brother Anthony Browder illuminates the ancient Egyptian influence on the founding fathers of the United States of America, as well as their acknowledgement of the Nile Valley origins of civilization.

 

 

 

Anthony Browder

Anthony Browder lecturing and teaching at the Appeal Inc., sponsored event

The three-hour Field Trip, sponsored by IKG Cultural Resource Center and was created by author and cultural historian Anthony T. Browder, consists of video segments and site visits (both on and off the bus). The participants will come to understand the story of DC’s history that is hidden in plain sight. The event was sponsored by Appeal Inc. and held on July 25, 2015. See http://www.appealinc.org/events.html for future events

OttoNealsRetrospective, 2015

craig with otto self portrait

Craig standing along side Otto Neals self-portrait at *Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba (Will House all ART MEDIUMS

New York City will celebrate the creative works of an artistic giant with a retrospective exhibition-taking place simultaneously at six distinguished galleries. Collectively, these institutions will house over five decades of works in five mediums created by the master Otto Neals, curated by Dr. Myrah Brown Green.

Craig with uncle Otto Neal

Craig with cousin Otto Neals at *Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba (Will House all ART MEDIUMS)

It was with great pleasure and admiration that Craig attended his cousin, Otto Neals’ exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is Otto Neals?

Born in 1930 in South Carolina, Otto Neals is a world renowned, highly gifted painter, sculptor, and printmaker. When he was a child, his family moved to New York where he still lives and works. A Brooklynite, Neals first studied commercial art at George Westinghouse Vocational High School. He also studied briefly at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and at other institutions in the borough. In 1951 he took a job with the post office’s art department. He eventually became the head illustrator at the Brooklyn General Post Office, creating illustrations and overseeing projects in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island City.

Over decades, Neals emerged as one of the most respected visual artists in our lifetime. As a participant in the Black Arts movement he co-founded the historic Weusi Artist Collective and Nyumba Ya Sanaa Gallery in Harlem. In 1958 he took a lead role in assisting with establishing the Fulton Art Fair in Brooklyn. Neals has worked and exhibited with iconic masters, including Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, and Tom Feelings.

Neals’ work has been exhibited in distinguished institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Columbia Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art and the Ghana National Museum. His work is in the collections of Congressman John Lewis, legendary jazz musician Randy Weston, Harry Belafonte, and Oprah Winfrey. The media has recognized Neals’ profound talent: he has been profiled in numerous outlets including The New York Times, EBONY magazine, Black Enterprise. You can read an article printed in 2011 in the NY Daily News

Neals has won many awards and in 1995, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Alliance commissioned him to create a bronze sculpture based on the works of award-winning children’s book author Ezra Jack Keats. The work, Peter and Willie, is located in the “Imagination Playground” in Prospect Park. Mr. Neals was presented with the New York City Arts Commission’s Award for Excellence in Design for this work. Other commissions include 10 bronze plaques for the “Harlem Walk of Fame,” a bronze sculpture for the Brooklyn Children’s Center, a 20-foot mural for Kings County Hospital, and most recently a bronze portrait of the late Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton for City College of the City University of New York.

About his art, Neals says, “My talent as an artist comes directly from my ancestors. I am merely a receiver, an instrument for receiving some of the energies that permeate our entire universe and I give thanks for having been chosen to absorb those artistic forces.”

His work is also being shown at other galleries, such as

 

 

*Tabla Rasa Gallery (Will House PAINTINGS)

224 48th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Brooklyn, New York 11220

 

http://www.tablarasagallery.com

*Dorsey’s Art Gallery (Will House DRAWINGS including PASTELS)

553 Rogers Avenue near Fenimore Street

Brooklyn, New York 11225

 

http://www.dorseyartgallery.com

*The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in partnership with

The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library at Medgar Evers College (Will House PRINTS)

1650 Bedford Avenue between Montgomery and Crown Streets

Brooklyn, New York 11225

Viewing Days and Times: Monday-Thursday 10:00am -6:00pm

http://www.centerforblackliterature.org

http://www.mec.cuny.edu/library.aspx

 

*The Center for Arts & Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Location: Skylight Gallery (Will House SCULPTURE)

1368 Fulton Street between Kingston and Throop Avenues

Brooklyn, New York 11216

Gallery Days and Times: Tuesday- Saturday 12-5 pm and by Appointment

http://www.restorationplaza.org

 

*Rush Arts Gallery (Will House COLLAGE)

526 West 26th Street, Suite #311 between 10th and 11th Avenues

New York, New York 10011

Gallery Days and Times: Wednesday- Saturday 12-5 pm

http://www.rushphilanthropic.org

~ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC~

 

Medical students and director of National Network on Cuba

Medical Students

 
 

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