Winter 2014 - 2015 Events
Capital Region Kwanzaa* Celebration
December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
*Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. The word "kwanza" is a KiSwahili (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) word meaning "first."
Kwanzaa reaffirms seven principles. The seven principles (nguzo saba) of Kwanzaa utilize Kiswahili words: unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani). Each of the seven candles signify the principles.
2014 Gospel Gala Fundraiser Event
Please join us this Friday, November 21, 2014 for a special AACCCR fundraiser event to raise money for the Gospel Gala, one of the premier Albany events for Black History Month!
AACCCR thanks the City of Albany, all special invited guests, and residents of the Capital Region for their support.
RAPP ROAD HISTORY PROJECT EXHIBITION: FALL/WINTER 2014-2015
Opening Reception on November 7, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm at the AACCCR 135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY FREE!
Exhibition on display
Through January 2, 2015
Exhibition hours: Mondays
Noon-3:30pm or by appointment
Beginning October 9, 2014, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District is offering free shuttle service to Downtown's Albany FreshConnect Farmer's Market. AACCCR is excited to announce that the shuttle will also stop at the cultural center's 135 South Pearl Street location!