Juneteenth Celebrations Around Town

12 Jun

Juneteenth from WaveLeimert Park:

From Leimert Park Beat:  Remember the fun we had last year?  Well it’s time to do it again.  The Juneteenth Heritage Festival rolls into Leimert Park June 14 & 15, 10am to 6pm each day.

Lots of fun for the whole family.  Admission is FREE – Come on out and celebrate freedom.

Enjoy two fun-filled days of FREE live entertainment with Wadada, 7 Fireside, and more.  KJLH will be there both days so you can walk around the grounds to the hottest sounds.  Play card games, shop ’til you drop for brides, grads and dads.   Eat good food and have a great time celebrating our freedom.   And kids, you’ll have fun, too.  Stop by the Teknowledgy Tent to learn code, build an app, or play in Mayceo’s Magic Castle.

The Juneteenth flag goes up Saturday at 10am, and we’ll shut it down Sunday with an old fashioned Soul Train Line.  Come out to Leimert Park’s Vision Theater Back Lot at 43rd and Degnan. Call (323) 412-0811 for more information.  Saaaay Freedommm! We won’t have the cowboys or horses this year, as reported, but come on out and bring your friends and family.

Pasadena:

On June 21, 2014, come enjoy an afternoon of wonderful entertainment, games, Pasadena history telling and fun for children at the Fourth Annual Juneteenth Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 16 at Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

This special event will showcase information about Jackie Robinson Community Center and the history of Juneteenth, with storytelling by Pasadena residents. Children can also participate in arts and crafts activities provided by the Amory Center of the Arts.

“Our Juneteenth Festival is a great way for Pasadena residents to come together and celebrate the Jackie Robinson Center’s 40 years of service to the community and learn how Pasadena’s parks make life better,” said Mercy Santoro, Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department Director.

On-site entertainment will include:

For more information call Jarvis Emerson at (626) 744-7300.

Rancho Cucamonga:

13th Annual Juneteenth Day Reception & 3rd Annual Emancipation Proclamation Dinner Tribute Fundraiser (Website)
Juneteeth Education Technology Mobile Arts Center, Inc.
Trudy Coleman
7640 Broadmoor Place,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 USA
(909) 418-8530
Mobile: (909) 418-8530
trudycoleman@jetmacinc.com

Stockton:

2014 Juneteenth ~ 400 Year’s Without A Comb (Website)
Stockton Juneteenth History Project ~ Black Agriculture
Michael Harris
445 W.Weber Ave., Stockton Waterfront Warehouse
Stockton, CA 95203 USA
916-997-2451
blackagriculture@yahoo.com

Education and advocacy for authentic Juneteenth and California Gold Rush History is an ongoing challenge. Regional educators, civic leaders and the business community will come together to support expanding scholarship opportunities for California History and Black Studies ~ Dr. Annette Shelton will curate and present ongoing legacy, “400 Year’s Without A Comb.”

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