American Idol champion Ruben Studdard ushers in a year of faith, love, and unity when he makes his Museum debut in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Hosted by Dr. Linda H. Humes, Museum festivities kick off with an international marketplace and a dynamic opening performance by students from the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music.
Support for Celebrate Culture programs is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation, the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt, and The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation. KWANZAA 2016: Songs for the Soul is co-presented by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group. The Kwanzaa marketplace is organized by the Harlem Arts Alliance.