Today is the start of Kwanzaa, the African American holiday that celebrates African culture among other things, and it will last until January 1. There are a few NYC Kwanzaa activities, including events at the American Museum of Natural History, including a drumming call and dance performances. And over the week, there are events in Central Park over the week.

And though Kwanzaa is an African-American event, here are African restaurants via Citysearch and Menupages.