Programs & Events

Dem Village is committed to preserving  and promoting the characteristics and knowledge of Guyana’s rich culture. In an ever-changing and interconnected world, we will strive to respect and preserve our traditions and embrace our future in an open and inclusive manner.

 

Through events like Queh Queh Night, Swari Night and Masquerade Dance Parade, participants and visitors alike will experience notable aspects of the Guyanese culture.

Help us to preserve our culture and pass the baton to the next generation.

 

 

Dem Village opened our cultural center in which serves as a place to provide social and cultural gatherings for the community as well as a place for our children to learn and showcase our culture. 

Our Events
Culture Fest:              Que Que Nights 

Que Que is a rich Guyanese pre-marital celebration that originated from Africa. It is gathering of family and friends where songs, dance, rituals and other traditions are performed in honor of the persons getting married. 

Dem Village  hosts  live & virtual Que Que Nights on the First Friday of each month. 

Swaris

Swari celebrates the end of slavery-Emancipation Day. It is a celebration of our African Culture where we showcase our food, beverages, clothing and dance. 

Fanoko Singers
Kwanzaa Celebrations

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith, called Karamu Ya Imani. It was created by Maulana Karenga and first celebrated in 1966.  

Our Programs
Children's
Educational Program
Teaching Our Village

On the last Sunday of each month we educate our children on their heritage, culture and much more.

 

Topics include

  • Heritage and Culture 

  • African History 

  • Public Speaking 

  • Media Training 

  • Music and Dance 

  • Art and Crafts 

  • African Languages (Twi, Ibo, Yoruba, Swahili) 

  • Money Management 

  • Field trips

Due to COVID-19, this program is currently postponed until further notice.

 
Contact Us

1739 Springfield Ave

Maplewood, NJ 07040

infodemvillage@gmail.com

Tel: (551) 239-0970

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