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The Pennsylvania’s Juneteenth Coalition’s Schedule of Events

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June 22, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

Friday, June 22, 2018

PCOL Juneteenth Historic Ceremony– Wreath Hanging Ceremony, Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, House of Prayer Marching Band, Nanikha, Evelyn Graves Dance Theatre, Universal Supreme Quartet, Barbara Walker, Opal Lee, Sonia Sanchez, and a host of dignitaries 5:30 – 7:30 pm; 600 Market St., Phila., PA 19106 Tel 302-287-4994

Celebration of Life Black Tie Festival Gala: 6:30-10:30; Heinz History Center, 122 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Call 724-205-9376

Pittsburgh Juneteenth Celebration and Black Music Fest: 10AM  to 10PM- Point State Park 601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Call 724-205-9376

St. James A.M.E Church Erie PA Juneteenth Celebration Concert Breaking the Chains: 7 pm; Address: 26 E. 11th Street, Erie, PA 16503; 814-431-4330 or 814-572-2869

Saturday, June 23,2018

PCOL Juneteenth MusicFest & Parade: 12:00- parade featuring 3,000 parade participants, 17 musical floats, marching bands, drill teams, Divine 9, Tuskegee Airmen, FOI, Boy Scouts, Caribbean Carnival, NAACP & more. Parade kicks off from 15th J.F.K to Penn’s Landing site of the MusicFest 2 -8 pm. Entertainment by Barbara Walker, Universal African Drum & Dance Ensemble, Kule Mele, Stylistics Review, Hanah from Big Little Shot: Children Village, Face Painting, Moon Bouncers, Philly Pan Stars; and the Marketplace. For information go to:

Pittsburgh Juneteenth Parade (10-1) and Martin R. Delaney Festival (1-9): Point State Park 601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Call 724-205-9376

Sunday June 24, 2018

Pittsburgh Juneteenth Celebration and Black Music Fest: 10AM  to 10PM-  Point State Park 601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Call 724-205-9376

Juneteenth Freedom Day Family Festival @ Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic, (formerly North Concourse Dr.) Philadelphia, PA

Pop Up Play Corner: Juneteenth Celebrations

11 am – 12 pm

Hamilton Hall

Main Level All ages with adult caregiver

Explore Juneteenth by  finding food for a special Juneteenth cookout and play with life-size tangrams and blocks to create quilting patterns.

Meet the Artist: Joy O. Ude & the Joy of Textiles

11:30 am – 1 pm

Outside Centennial Exploration, Lower Level All ages with adult caregiver

Play with colors, shapes, and patterns to contribute to a giant collaborative paper quilt.  Join Joy O. Ude, a mixed-media artist and designer from Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum, to learn about secret messages and symbols in textiles, see how a quilt is made, and get a glimpse into the history of quilt making.

Program Room: Quilts

12:30 – 3 pm

Temporary Program Room,

Lower Level All ages with adult caregiver

Drop in any time to experiment with materials and process, as you create works of art inspired by the shapes and colors of quilts. Quilts throughout history have included messages in pictures and words, including ideas about freedom.  Make your own quilt square using colors, patterns, and shapes.

Performance: Hip Hop Fundamentals

1- 1:30 pm, 2:30-3 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Hip Hop Fundamentals celebrates Juneteenth with an interactive performance, highlighting Freedom, Diversity and Togetherness through Hip Hop. Watch dynamic dancing, learn some new movements, and work together to embody the spirit of inclusion at the heart of Freedom Day culminating in a Hip Hop Dance circle representing unity and equality.

Performance: Story Mama

1:30 – 2 pm, 3 – 3:30 pm

Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level All ages with adult caregiver

Gather ‘round the Baobab tree! Listen to folktales full of people, animals, laughter, and suspense.  Together, let’s bring them to life with music and movement, rhythm and rhyme.

Meet and Greet: A Touch of Juneteenth

3- 4 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Drop in and chat with veteran Civil War reenactor Robert Fuller Houston of Philadelphia’s own 3rd Regiment Inf. U.S. Colored Troops reenactors to learn about an important period in history. Robert will share images and information about the Civil War’s African American fighting men and their enforcement of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

End of the Day Music and Movement

4:15 – 4:45 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm and movement.

Free with admission: TEL. 215-581-3181

Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library:

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr. Anthony Monteiro 2:00 p.m. Room #108 TEL 215-686-5396

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