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Get Cultured for the Holiday Season! 

Celebrate Christmas, Junkanoo, and Kwanzaa with PGAAMCC!

We have fun and exciting events planned for your friends and family.

https://pgaamcc.org/wintermotherland/

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PGAAMCC Presents: Winter Motherland

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1st Annual Winter Motherland :

Get Cultured!

Tis the Season to Get Cultured @ Winter Motherland!

Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center presents: WinterMotherland. A  vibrant winter festival, that excites and unites the community around the legacy of black holiday traditions; Christmas, Kwanzaa, Junkanoo.

Our spectacular indoor / outdoor celebration showcases art, music, dance, performance, games, food and pictures with Black Santa, all situated in our unique ‘Buy Black Vendor Village’ for must have holiday shopping. If you’re looking for a vibrant welcoming local space to gather, buy black, give back andget cultured, catch the spirit of the Holiday season at WinterMotherland.

We are centering the legacy and culture of black holidays with a new kind of celebration, Winter Motherland celebrating holidays across the Black Diaspora; Christmas, Kwanzaa and  Junkanoo.

RSVP here for PGAAMCC's

Holiday Party! 

Explore the Region’s Premier Winter Festival
By Khadija Pounsel

Winter Motherland, a seasonal festival celebration will feature art, music, food and holiday shopping. The festival will take place at Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) in North Brentwood, Maryland. PGAAMCC is a part of the Gateway Arts District, located less than four miles from Washington, DC; and convenient to get to for Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia residents. An arts and history based museum experience that seamlessly combines local history, arts, education, and social justice; PGAAMCC is excited to curate a season-long holiday experience that is festive, fun, affordable, and convenient.

To jumpstart the Winter Motherland festival celebration, PGAAMCC will host Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars on Friday, November 15th at 5pm. Live performances, vendors, music and food will contribute to a jubilant spirit of shopping, celebration, and diaspora vibes in the outdoor pavilion. It will also occur Friday, November 29th and December 13th.

Winter Motherland will feature a full slate of events, exhibitions, and programs. Visitors can partake Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning November 16th. Those interested in learning about the legacy of black holiday traditions like Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Junkanoo will enjoy Scholar Talk Tuesdays. Visitors seeking a DIY creative outlet to root out holiday stress and tap back into joy will find Art Therapy Wednesdays right on time. For those who love watching a movie with family and friends, Holiday Movie Thursdays will feature holiday movie favorites. Those looking to connect with loved ones and meet other families will appreciate Family Fridays. Those who want to pick up holiday gifts and support local artisans and entrepreneurs will enjoy shopping at Vendor Village and photos with Black Santa on Saturdays.

In addition to the daily slate of events, PGAAMCC is proud to announce its new winter exhibition: Uhuru Quilters Guild @25. The exhibition features the work of the renowned local black quilting guild. The work of Uhuru Quilters Guild is rich with artisanship, history, and tradition. The exhibition opening reception will occur November 16th at 1pm. The related public programs include a Quilt + Crafts Arts Panel Talk on November 21st at 5pm as well as a Quilt + Learn Family Day on December 14th at 12 pm. Educators who want their students to witness the Uhuru exhibition, learn about local history as well as the importance of museums and the arts are invited to schedule a field trip for a guided museum tour.

Ever proud to serve as an available space for the community, PGAAMCC is available for holiday party space rentals. The 3-gallery museum is a venue for company events, organizational meetings, social gatherings and more this holiday season.

Winter Motherland Festival begins November 15th

Visit pgaamcc.org/wintermotherland

Our family friendly black quilting + Kwanzaa exhibitions on display in our museum galleries, provides a culturally enriching backdrop for students to explore the historical and artistic beauty of the holiday season importance. Book your field trip today for children at your church, school, girl scouts, boyscouts or social groups to experience Winter Motherland! Email: ssmith@pgaamcc.org

**CALLING ALL VENDORS!!** We would to extend an invitation for artist, artisans, food trucks, etc to participate in our Winter Motherland activities. Click on the flyer to apply.

 

The “Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars” will bring a festive spirit of shopping, celebration and diaspora vibes, featuring a curated selection of vendors, food, and crafts in the museum’s outdoor pavilion. The Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars is designed to be a vibrant and lively destination where people can pick up a bite to eat, enjoy a bit of retail therapy, and jump start the weekend with neighbors, future friends and fellow County residents. Located at 4519 Rhode Island Avenue. North Brentwood MD 20722, The $5 entry fee comes with a raffle ticket, and there is no charge for ages 15 & Under.

https://pgaamcc.org/bazaar/


Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars

Chocolate City Rocks’ presents

 “Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars” @PGAAMCC !

North Brentwood, MD – Chocolate City Rocks and Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) have teamed up to produce the DMV’s 1st ever “Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars”.

Chocolate City Rocks and Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) have teamed up to produce the DMV’s 1st ever “Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars”.  

The “Underground Railroad Under the Stars” opening date is Friday, November 15, 2019, and will be held in PGAAMCC’s outdoor pavilion from 5pm – 10pm. PGAAMCC’s address is 4519 Rhode Island Avenue in historic North Brentwood, MD – the 1st incorporated African American township in Prince George’s County, MD

The “Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars” will bring a festive spirit of shopping, celebration and diaspora vibes, featuring a curated selection of vendors, food, and crafts in the museum’s outdoor pavilion. 

Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars is designed to be a vibrant and lively destination where people can pick up a bite to eat, enjoy a bit of retail therapy, and jump start the weekend with neighbors, future friends and fellow County residents.

The “Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars” will take place on the following Fridays:

Friday, November 15th
Friday, November 29th (Black Friday/Winter Motherland)
Friday, December 13th

The $5 entry fee comes with a raffle ticket, and there is no charge for ages 15 & Under, and no one under 15 years of age will be admitted without an adult.

Click here for Online Ticket purchases (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/underground-railroad-bazaar-under-the-stars-tickets-77148644673)
Click for Vendor Village application (https://forms.gle/rkxqzcRWv7px1QYAA)


Culture Queen : I Like The Me I See!

You're invited to the I Like the Me I See! Book Release Party for royal children and families!

On Sunday, September 29th at a Book Signing Party at the Prince George's African American Museum! Inspired by the uplifting lyrics of my popular song "I Like the Me I See!" from the children's album by the same title, the rhythmical text accompanies vibrant images of royal children and I celebrating all the qualities that make us who we are.  Solomia Kovalchuk's rich, colorful illustrations were inspired by photos of ten years' worth of my real-life interactions many Culture Kingdom Kids programs.

Hard Cover : $25
Soft Cover: $20

*Each book can be autographed and personalized with the name of your prince or princess*

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Museum Day Live!

Museum Day is a day to celebrate the importance of museums and what they have to offer to local communities by allowing free entrance. The Prince George’s African American Museumand Cultural Center is joining the national initiative of MuseumDay Live! to will promote the theme of storytelling through art and music.

Music and Art are dynamic vehicles for spreading community change around the world and we will showcase music/live painting by our artist in residence Vanessa R. Williams as part of the exhibit 'Catharsis: Spirit Leaves A Mark' to show visitors ways they can use the arts to transform the world and engage with social justice.

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Teaching Africa Day!

Join us at the 5th annual Teaching Africa Day !

This year's event will be held at the Civic Center in Silver Spring.

Search up "Teaching Africa Day" on EventBrite or Facebook Events!

See you there!

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