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  December 16, 2016

  December 16, 2016

Forget SantaCon — Kwanzaa Crawl is Coming to Brooklyn Bars

SantaCon is finished, now get ready for Kwanzaa Crawl.

Bedford-Stuyvesant resident and comedian Kerry Coddett is launching a Kwanzaa-celebrating bar crawl to support black-owned businesses throughout Brooklyn.

Though don't expect a repeat of the Father Christmas-fest. The dress code for this event is something that makes participants feel "unapologetically black."

On Dec. 26, the first day of the week-long holiday, sixteen bars and restaurants in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene and Park Slope will welcome revelers celebrating the holiday.

Kwanzaa Crawl is an initiative from Coddett’s group, Operation Mobilize, which encourages people to get involved in their communities “to help counter the political and economic effects of systemic oppression,” the founder said.

 
Deember 16, 2016

Deember 16, 2016

Kwanzaa Crawl looks to support Brooklyn black-owned bars

Move over, SantaCon. Kwanzaa Crawl is coming to town.

The one-day event, to be held on Dec. 26 — the first day of Kwanzaa — invites people to support black-owned businesses throughout several communities in Brooklyn.

“The crawl is focused on the social aspect of building community, and facilitates the creation of economic empowerment within our community,” according to Kwanzaa Crawl’s website. Crawlers can expect to sing as they move from place to place.

A total of 16 bars across Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene and Park Slope are participating.