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Dance, Music Help Start Week-Long Celebration Of Kwanzaa

Dance and music helped kick off the week-long festivities at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan.


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5 Best Eating And Drinking Events This Weekend

The last weekend of the year. Carol, shred, celebrate, and skate at our picks for the best eating, drinking, and merrymaking events this weekend.


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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?


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Tri-State Area Residents Mark First Night Of Kwanzaa

Each day, a different principle focusing on family, community responsibility, and self improvement is celebrated.


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Santa Claus Sacked At Hoboken, N.J. Elementary School

Picture day with Santa is a long-standing tradition at Calabro Elementary School. But this year, one parent, who is Jewish, pointed out other traditions weren’t being represented. She complained — and Santa was shown the door.


Kids In New York City At The Holidays

NYC’s 5 Best December Family Events

From Kwanzaa celebrations at the American Museum of Natural History to the Three Kings Parade in East Harlem, there’s more to New York City than the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree this holiday season.

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No Sign Of Holiday Season At Staten Island Ferry Terminal

At the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, not a Christmas tree nor menorah nor nativity scene can be seen. You would never know it’s the holiday season.


Performers Rehearse For Kwanzaa Festival

Kwanzaa Celebration Coming To Newark Performing Arts Center

Kwanzaa is also just around the corner this weekend and the only nationally recognized Kwanzaa celebration in the country is underway.