Community Calendar 12/22 - 12/28
Greetings! Join me this weekend as we set up the 2016 Christmas and Kwanzaa weekend and week with our broadcasts over WBAI-FM,WLIB-AM and WBLS FM (see our program schedule below). Heads up and habari gani. The Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network New York City Chapter Disability and Political Action committees celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa, with Dr. Maulena Karenga, the creator of Kwanzaa. The event takes place at the House of Justice, 106 W. 145th St. in the Village of Harlem on the third day of Kwanzaa—Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) Wednesday, Dec., 28, 2016 at 6 p.m. Come out and shop with us at our African Market. Take the No. 3 train to West 145th Street.
“Hamilton: An American Musical” continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.
“Mother Africa: My Home,” Dec. 2, 2016, through Jan. 1, 2017, The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St.
New York, N.Y.. For information, call 646-223-3010 or visit www.newvictory.org.
“The Color Purple,” a Broadway Tony winner, now featuring Tony winner Jennifer Holliday (“Dreamgirls”) Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit colorpurple.com.
“Sistas the Musical,” Celebrating African-American women’s history, blending your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.
Darlene Love, Friday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Gladys Knight, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The New Stylistics, The Chi-Lites and The Delfonics, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, N.Y. For information, call 718-442-2900 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Gladys Knight and The Whispers, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St, Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.
Isley Brothers, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., New York, NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y.. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit livenation.com.
Mike Epps, Saturday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882or visit ticketmaster.com.
D.L. Hughley, Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.