2014 Juneteenth Celebration Alerts For Massachusetts

2014 Juneteenth Celebration Alerts For Massachusetts

Massachusetts 2014 Black American JUNETEENTH FESTIVALS

  • Posted on: 17 May 2014

Juneteenth Events in Boston, MA – June 16-22, 2014
FREE. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is featuring a Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 at 4pm to 9:45pm. There will be tours, works by local artists and members of the Future Boston Alliance to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. The free admission starts at 4pm. (If you have events going on for your organization, please let us know and we will post them)

Juneteenth Events in Massachusetts:

Dillaway-Thomas House – Roxbury Heritage State Park
June 16-22 USlave Art Exhibit – Juneteenth: A Tribute to our Ancestors
June 19 (Thursday) Juneteenth Flag Raising in John Eliot Square
June 19 (Thursday) Colored Ladies of the 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Glory Brigade
June 22 (Sunday) Juneteenth Film, Video & Play Festival (original works-prizes)
for further information call Boston Ben/Ben Haith, National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation, 617/445-5445
Franklin Park, Dorchester (rear of the Shattuck Hospital)
June 21 (Saturday) - Juneteenth Celebration – Family Picnic – 11am
for further information call Evelyn at 617/442-1218, Danny at 617/862-3707 or Roberta at 617/541-9200
Masjid Al Quaran, 35 Intervale Street, Dorchester
June 19 (Thursday) Juneteenth Celebration
June 20 (Friday) Juneteenth Celebration
June 21 (Saturday) - Intervale Street Festival, 11am-7pm for further information call Alif Muhammad, 617/445-8070 or 617/349-6659
African Diaspora Art Museum, 12 Morley Street, Roxbury ongoing for further information call Napoleon Jones-Henderson, 617/541-8943

Jeep Jones Park, Roxbury:
June 1-21 Juneteenth Picnic - Bring your chairs, musical instruments and your art to share with others any day and time. You may bring your own food or be provided with free food,for further information call Charles Manning, 617/536-8188
Dudley Branch Library, Roxbury Summer ’97 Joe:An American Story - 3 Dimensional representation based on original play by Boston Ben/Ben Haith Honey Child Theatre Company, for further information call Boston Ben/Ben Haith, 617/445-5445

Juneteenth Celebration at the MFA

• June 18, 2014 - June 18, 2014
• Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM
• Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
• 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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Enjoy tours and activities, view works by local artists, and meet up with members of the Future Boston Alliance to commemorate the end of slavery in the US.
Free admission for all starting at 4 pm on Wednesday nights (voluntary contributions welcome).
Above: Harriet Powers, Pictorial Quilt (detail), 1895-9.
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Dear Friend of the African American Juneteenth Festival,The richness of our culture makes up the beautiful tapestry of our nation.We would like to invite you to be a sponsor at the African American Juneteenth Festival, June 2, 2014 when families will come together to enjoy the music, dance, food, history, and vision of the diversity that makes up the African American community including native born Americans, Afro-Caribbean, African born, Latin, and others. We celebrate our individuality and shared cultural heritage as we recognize Juneteenth, the day when the emancipation proclamation was read in Galveston, Texas announcing the freeing of the slaves two years after having been passed. Just weeks before we celebrate our national independence day, we celebrate the independence of Black enslaved people in the US, such a testament to the American journey. This is the largest Afro centric Festival in Central Ma. that provides an opportunity for everyone to come learn and celebrate our culture.Your support is vital to the future of
the African American Juneteenth Festival and enables us to do this kind of work. For arts lovers of all ages, as much as for those seeking an opportunity to learn more about the African American experience, this festival is a unique resource. The festival is a family affair and draws thousands of people from around the state each year. When you support the African American Juneteenth Festival, you will help to bring: African American History Interactive Workshop: the history and experience of African Americans is presented through video, displays, storytelling, and other interactive methods that weaves together our personal, local and global connections history through this mobile museum of the ReIdren Business Group.

In Da Zone:
Award winning step dancers from the Boys & Girls Club In His Image: Youth ministry liturgical dancers from Belmont AME Zion Sunta Africa: Afro-Caribbean, soul & funk singer and guest band Join our ongoing campaign to bring the
depth and beauty of African American culture to all people through music, food, history and celebration. Enclosed, you will find a Sponsorship Form to allow you to select your level of support for this year’s festivities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your sponsorship.
Your tax deductible contribution can be mailed,Multicultural Wellness Center, 250 Commercial Street, Suite 200, Worcester, MA 01608 with “African American & Juneteenth Festival” See you at the festival!
Sincerely yours,
Keesha LaTulippe
African American Cultural Committee



Sponsor Benefits
1). SPONSORSHIP LEVEL-Please check the level of sponsorship you are
African American Cultural Committee c/o Multicultural Wellness Center 250 Commercial Street Suite 200, Worcester, MA 01608
For details see our website at juneteenthfestival.org,or contact us at 508.340.5331 or info@juneteenthfestival.org: __________

1). VENDOR TYPE-Please check the type of vendor you are.Check Fee Vendor Type $100 Food Vendors (10’ x 20’ space), Agency & Goods Vendors (10’ x 10’ space)

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES THIS YEAR¬We will not be supplying tables and chairs for vendors. The vendor fee provides you with space at the event, but you will need to bring your own table and chairs. (this is how were able to reduce the fee ϑ)¬
African American Cultural Committee c/o Multicultural Wellness Center, 250 Commercial Street, Suite 200, Worcester, MA 01608

Vendor space is limited and will be first come/first serve with completed application and full payment. For details see our website at juneteenthfestival.org
or contact us at 508.340.5331 or info@juneteenthfestival.org

Celebrate Juneteenth with ARISE at Hennessey Park June 19, 2014–5pm-8pm
ARISE is pleased to offer our third annual installment of Juneteenth celebrations in the City of Springfield, MA at James Frances Hennessey Park across from Brother’s Market 106 Oak Grove Avenue.
According to a press release excerpt from www.Juneteenth.com:

“…June 19th 1865, was the day word reached the enslaved in Galveston, Texas that their emancipation had been made formal, though it had been so since January, 1, 1863….We pay homage to those who have gone before us, those that have paved the road to freedom – many with their lives. We stand on their shoulders. We, as a collective, from all walks of life, are a part of this victory. We celebrate freedom.”
Please join ARISE—everyone from all walks of life—and celebrate freedom! We are planning an entirely free programming of food, entertainment and activities for the entire family. We are providing tabling opportunities for non-profits and community agencies for a small donation. This is fantastic opportunity to provide outreach to the community. ARISE thanks the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, for our first $1000 grant to help with this event, and the Carlos Vega Fund.

ANNOUNCEMENT SOURCE: Hasson J.Rashid, Human Service News and Information TV Program; cctvccambridge.org