Kwanzaa, 2023

This year’s Kwanzaa Celebration starts on Dec. 26th at City Hall at 12 Noon. The Village Project and our community partners will celebrate our 17th annual Kwanzaa celebration with seven days of community events. More than ever, we are striving to unite and heal our families, communities and nation. Never before has there been such a need to reflect on the Nguzo Saba in order to bring our community together. After surviving the COVID pandemic, we again celebrate daily, each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba) and pour libations for all of the lost loved ones, along with honoring our ancestors. Each of our hosting partners will present exciting and enriching cultural programs, intended to both entertain and engage the entire family. Our spiritual ceremony – pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors- will start each program and will be followed by cultural performances and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. Each of oue evening programs will end with a concert performance, featuring some of the rhythm & blues greats!

This year’s entertainment line-up will include blues bands, dance performances, spoken word, and keynote speakers. Our concert headliners will include a myriad of rhythm & blues and jazz performers, featuring Vivian Green, Tia Carroll, The Mary Jane Girls, Michael Skinner Blues Band, Lakeside, Keith Washington and Niecey, Living Single.


Help us to continue this important community celebration. Please send donations to:The Village Project2097 Turk StreetSan Francisco, CA 94115415-424-2980
Adrian Williams is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition. She has revived the celebration of Kwanzaa throughout San Francisco, by connecting traditionally African American communities.