Photos: Plainfield’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

The Plainfield Division of Parks & Recreation sponsored its 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration this afternoon. For those who could not make it, here is some of what you missed, in photos. If you want to learn more about Kwanzaa, here is a good start.

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Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs gives the keynote address for her last Kwanzaa celebration as mayor

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The celebration’s three young volunteers were honored by the mayor: Christie Madreno, Dina Enriques, Carlos Valideres

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The Emerson School Theater Group

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John Brinkley

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Mfundishi Jhuty Mes Hassan K. Salim during storytime

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Emcees Schuyler Davis & MBa Heru Akhet

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Iwa L’ewa Heritage Dance Ensemble

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The Rudy Walker Jazz Ensemble (Walker to the right)

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The Rudy Walker Jazz Ensemble

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Mfundishi Jhuty Mes Hassan K. Salim welcomes Mayor-elect Adrian Mapp

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School Board President Wilma Campbell and Mayor-elect Mapp before they lit the Imani (faith) candle

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The Candles are lit

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Singer Kristal Ali

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Ujima Leadership Academy students holding a stance

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Poet Tamara Horn of New Jersey Orators

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Lady Rose sings “Black Man Down”

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MC Enigma of Plainfield Hip Hop Duo Negros Americanos

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Bishop the Eastside Nappyhead of Plainfield Hip Hop Duo Negros Americanos

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