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Juneteenth Community Day Celebration

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm


About This Event

Join us for a captivating Juneteenth Community Day themed “Freedom, Movement, and Migration” on June 15, 2024, from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. This special day is designed to engage people of all ages in a meaningful celebration of freedom and cultural evolution, commemorating Juneteenth’s significance in the journey toward equality and recognition in American history.

Check out this wonderful array of activities!

Juneteenth Storytime (11:00 AM and 2:30 PM): Delight your little ones with engaging story sessions and introduce them to diverse perspectives, fostering a love for reading. The Museum will feature Tami Charles reading her latest book, We Are Here.

Crafts of Juneteenth (12:00 – 2:00 PM): Design your own Juneteenth flag. Create art based on the life and works of artist, veteran, and fish pepper seed enthusiast, Horace Pippin. Visitors of all ages are welcome!

Presenting the Buffalo Soldiers (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 – 4:00 PM): Learn about the 19th- & 20th-century all-Black regiment’s pivotal role in supporting our nation’s westward expansion, presented by representatives from the US Forest Service and the Buffalo Soldiers, Greater Washington DC Chapter, 9th and 10th Calvary Association.

Juneteenth Chef’s Table & Book Signing (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM): Savor a special plant-based menu in collaboration with renowned vegan chef and food activist Bryant Terry at the Sweet Home Cafe. Plus, get your favorite books like AfroVeganVegetable Kingdom, and Black Food signed by Chef Terry himself!

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Book signing
12:00 – 3:00 PM: Juneteenth Menu

Juneteenth Soundstage (3:00 PM): Experience soul-stirring live jazz performances by Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings in Heritage Hall. Dive into the evolution of jazz, celebrating its diverse regional styles and role as a symbol of movement, migration, and resilience.

Celebrate Juneteenth with us through a day filled with educational, cultural, and dynamic programs that enrich understanding and honor the legacy of freedom, movement, and migration. This community day promises an unforgettable experience, blending history, culture, and celebration. Take advantage of this meaningful opportunity to connect with history and community. See you there!


June 15
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Various locations
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