Kwanzaa celebrations continued Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History.
There were a variety of acts commemorating the holiday at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life on Central Park West.
Included were a medley of Supremes hits courtesy of the cast members of "Motown: The Musical," dance numbers by the Restoration Dance Theater Company, and a tribute to late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
"It brings our cultural halls to life, particularly our Hall of African Peoples, as well as all of our nature halls, so it's an amazing place to celebrate Kwanzaa," said Dr. Monique Scott of the American Museum of Natural History.
"Kwanzaa is important because it's a unifying message to people," said Voza Rivers, executive director of the New Heritage Theater Group. "So we celebrate the spiritual during the Christmas holidays, but really, following Christmas, for the next seven days, we celebrate a spiritual awakening, a spiritual unity for all people."
It was the 35th year of Kwanzaa celebrations at the museum.