The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum welcomes visiting family and friends during the holiday season. During December and January, the cultural center will host its annual Kwanzaa Celebration and welcome hundreds to its signature Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch in January. A new exhibit by Kandy G. Lopez will kick off the new year.
See below for details.
Dec. 26: Kwanzaa Celebration
170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Kwanzaa Celebration will welcome families to celebrate the holidays by making their own gifts and enjoying live music, art activities, storytelling for children, and food. The celebration will be held outside on the museum grounds. Kwanzaa is a Pan-African holiday designed to strengthen and celebrate the best of African culture and heritage. Five community-minded organizations come together to infuse the Kwanzaa celebration with all of the seven principles for a rich and memorable experience. Unity, a concept that was kept away from African Americans during the founding of our country, is an important principle to learn, adopt and practice. (Learn more about Kwanzaa here: https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/seven-principles-kwanzaa). The Spady Museum will condense the week-long celebration into an afternoon of community observation. The Kwanzaa Celebration is hosted by Spady Museum in collaboration with the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., the Sankofa Study Group, Pyramid Books, Kwanzaa 365 Live.
January 15, 2024: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch
Indian Spring Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL
A signature community event, which is often sold-out, the Spady Museum’s “I Have A Dream” Martin Luther King, Jr. Brunch has swelled to welcome more than 300 people from Palm Beach and Broward counties. The Breakfast features guest speakers, musical entertainment, and a full breakfast buffet. Tickets are available at www.spadymuseum.com. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or email email@example.com
Jan. 16: Traditional “Colored Town” Bus Tour
The Traditional “Colored Town” Bus Tour takes riders on a journey through the city’s Colored Town historic district. Riders will tour the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and other locations; disembarking at select historic sites for a closer look at the fascinating history of Delray Beach. To book this tour for groups of 10-28, please contact the museum at (561) 279-8883 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 20: Cook, Chat and Chew
Jan. 26: “Solo Exhibition of Kandy G. Lopez” Exhibit Opening
Employing a wide variety of artistic expressions, Kandy G. Lopez examines the notion of in-betweenness, as it refers to navigating cultures, experiences, and adverse environments by individuals or communities that have been marginalized or forcibly displaced. In the Nahuatl language, Nepantla relates to the resistance practices formed in response to living in oppressive conditions. People develop strategies for survival that can include cultural preservation, maintaining traditions, or creating new forms of identity to withstand the pressures of assimilation or conquest. Curated by Tayina Deravile, (in)visible: Nepantla magnifies the people who cross boundaries and facilitate passage between worlds.
Jan. 30: “Solo Exhibition of Kandy G. Lopez” Exhibit Artist Talk
ABOUT THE SPADY CULTURAL HERITAGE MUSEUM:
Opened in 2001, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only cultural center of its kind in Palm Beach County. Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, it is dedicated to showcasing the contributions of African-, Caribbean- and Bahamian-Americans to Florida and the U.S. Programs include exhibitions, museum tours, and community events. Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; Mondays by appointment. Closed Sundays. Admission: $20; Members are free. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.com