African American Museum Celebrates Kwanzaa

African American Museum Celebrates Kwanzaa

Discover African American holiday traditions or dive into the evolution of African American literature in the feature exhibit, Mightier than the Sword. 55 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Saturday Dec. 3, 10am-8pm: Feature display of black Santas in the lobby...
Holiday Happenings @ NewBo City Market

Holiday Happenings @ NewBo City Market

Cedar Rapids’ top tourist attraction, the NewBo City Market will be decked out for the holidays with a packed calendar of family-friendly events!ale 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401   Mixed Media Christmas Card-Making at The Market Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 pm Children’s Book Reading Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 pm Friday Night Flicks: Miracle on 34th St Friday Dec. 2, 6-8pm:  grab some popcorn and catch a family-friendly holiday movie Christmas Tree Sale Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4 Visit with Santa Saturday, Dec. 3 at 12 pm Holiday Market (Every weekend Thanksgiving – New Year’s) Saturday Dec. 3, 10-6pm, with a special appearance by Jolly Old St. Nick Sunday Dec. 4, 10-4pm NewBo Cafe Sunday Dec. 4, 1-3pm: Enjoy music by Washington High School’s strings...
Window Wonderland

Window Wonderland

District-wide November 26 (Small Business Saturday) – December 18 Visitors to the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District can experience the spirit of the holidays during Deck the District, with an abundance of events, shopping and more. Main Street’s “Window Wonderland” kicks off the festivities, with businesses decked out for the holidays in a competition that begins Nov. 26, on Small Business Saturday. “This event takes the magic of the holiday season and creates lasting memories,” said Main Street Executive Director Jennifer Pruden. The district, on both sides of the Cedar River, will be transformed to capture the whimsy and wonder of the holiday season, with businesses showing off their creative side through captivating window displays. “Window Wonderland promotes a sense of community during the holiday season,” Pruden said. “This event is a great partnership with business owners, with the goal to create a place where visitors come to celebrate our vibrant district and support the local economy.” From Nov. 26 through Dec. 18, visitors are encouraged to cast votes for their favorite window displays at the participating businesses. A program and sneak peek photos will be available at www.crmainstreet.org and on Facebook...
Svaty Mikulas Celebration

Svaty Mikulas Celebration

Friday Dec. 2, 6:30 pm reception, 7pm tree lighting Svaty Mikulas (St Nicholas) Andel (angel) and Cert (devil) will be at the Artisan’s Sanctuary (45 16th Ave SW) to greet the children followed by a short presentation on the Czech and Slovak traditions of Christmas. Activities include singing by the Czech Heritage Singers, cocoa and cookies, Christmas Traditions of the Czech and Slovak Republic, Candlelight walk to Kosek Bandstandto light the official Czech Village Christmas...
A Very Cherry Holiday

A Very Cherry Holiday

The Historic Cherry Building 329 10th Ave SE Saturday Dec. 3: 10am-4pm   A Very Cherry Holiday open house and studio tour at the Cherry Building will be on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Cherry Building is located at 329 Tenth Avenue SE, but people are welcome to access the building from the Eleventh Avenue Entrance (on the North side of the NewBo City Market).  The wheelchair accessible ramp is on the Eleventh Avenue entrance.  The Very Cherry Holiday has been a tradition of the artists and entrepreneurs in the Cherry Building since 2000 to showcase their works and invite the public to visit their working spaces.  This year, we will feature a Very Cherry Art Show on the first floor.  The sensational Five Season Jazz Trio will be on-hand to perform holiday music.  The Ceramics Center will have a “walk in workshop” where the public is welcome to try their hand at making ceramics and/or fused-glass artworks, and the Friends of the Library will have a book sale in the...