Rambling Rose: Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!


Kwanzaa Celebrations will be held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. Celebrate the Annual African American holiday with African dancing, storytelling, drumming performances, workshops and traditional crafts using fiber art. You will also be able to listen to quilter Joan Gaither discuss African American histories documented in her story quilts, which are part of the exhibit, “Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched,” currently on display at the museum. Presenters at Kwanzaa celebrations, include: Sankofa Dance Theater, author food nutritionist Tambra Raye Stevenson from; I Am Wanda.org and community artist, Sallah Jenkins.

Kwanzaa Celebration at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on  Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

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Kwanzaa Celebration at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Look, my friends, just for the fun of it, if you want to see something very special, please check out the 34th Street Lights. If you haven’t seen them yet in Baltimore, you are really missing out on a Christmas treat. It is the most festive street in Baltimore. It is short and easily walkable. Just park your car and be amazed. The residents really go all out to ensure you leave their neighborhood smiling from ear to ear. “Miracle on 34th Streets Lights” are on display through New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 720 W. 34th Street in Hampden. It is appropriately called “Miracle on 34th Street”. This neighborhood has been doing this for 71 years.

There are a few New Year’s Eve galas going on around town, if you haven’t decided what you want to do yet, here are a few things you may want to consider

New Year’s Eve Gala out at LaFontaine Bleue, 7514 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie— serving a deluxe buffet, open bar services and live entertainment on Sunday, December 31 from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. Make your reservation by calling 410-760-4115.

New Years Eve Celebration is downtown Baltimore. The New Year’s Eve Spectacular fireworks display over the Inner Harbor is the largest in the region. The fireworks show starts on the stroke of midnight. Prior to the fireworks, visitors can enjoy live music starting at 9 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater with activities and entertainment extending area throughout Pratt and Light Streets.

How about a New Years Eve Cabaret? Yes! On December 30, 2017 at Gentlemen Ten located at 2135 Edmondson Avenue from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. with live entertainment featuring, “Shay.” It’s B.Y.O.B and cash bar, you can bring your own food, but they will also have food available for purchase, as well as dancing and parting! Call Tim at 443-845-1617 for more information.

My “Boo-Boo” and I are working New Years Eve. My band, “Signature Live” will be performing at Maryland Live Casino, come on down if you have no other plans. If you don’t see me at the stage, I will be at the slot machines!

Well guys, I have to go now. I am out of space. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL NEXT YEAR, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS. “HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY! NEW YEAR”