Sponsored by the National Zoo in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the African American Family Celebration is one of Washington D.C.’s most enduring African-American traditions. It all began more than 100 years ago when Easter was celebrated on Monday, drawing hundred of impeccably dressed African American families from throughout the city for a day of good food, socializing, an Easter egg hunt and an up-close look at zoo creatures.
Today’s celebration (April 9th) features a day full of special family-friendly activities, such as an Easter egg roll, arts and crafts exhibitions. Visitors can also enjoy live entertainment for all ages, from African storytellers, gospel and jazz performances, as well as dance troupes. And don’t forget to drop by the food bazaar to sample the delicious soul food and Caribbean fare. Free admissions.
For more information about the African American Family Celebration call (212) 633-4240 or visit the official website, www.nationalzoo.si.edu.