Celebrate Juneteenth in Metro Phoenix With Hip-Hop, Wine, Golf, and More

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Metro Phoenix With Hip-Hop, Wine, Golf, and More

^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of the New Times clear. Although the Emancipation Proclamation came into effect in 1863, enslaved people in places under Confederate control were not immediately granted their freedom. Hence the celebration of June 15, a holiday to commemorate Union forces arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas on June 19, 1865 to announce that the state’s enslaved blacks had been released by executive decree. Here is a selection of the June 10th celebrations taking place around the valley, including some on Friday June 18th. Most are free, and you should check the mask requirement before you go. Vegan Block Party Juneteenth EditionA free Juniteenth edition of the Zen Nights Vegan Block Party will be held in downtown Mesa on Friday, June 18, from 6pm to 10pm. Head to 1 MacDonald Drive for activities that include cooking demonstrations, vendors, and a DJ. EXPAND The free Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration takes place in Eastlake Park. Ray Stern Valley of the Sun Celebration The free June 10th Valley of the Sun Celebration, hosted by Arizona Informant, includes both online sessions and in-person activities at Eastlake Park Community Center at 1549 East Jefferson Street. It will take place on Saturday, June 19th from 5pm to 10pm. Expect live performances from school and community groups, health checkups, educational workshops, vendors, games, soul food, and more.Hip Hop Festival Juneteenth EditionThe Juneteenth Edition of the Phoenix Hip Hop festival takes place on Saturday, June 19, from 12 to 20 At the Monarch Theater, 122 Washington Street. It’s an event for ages 21+ that includes live performances on three stages, live painting, and vendors. General admission tickets are $ 20. VIP packages are also available. Juneteenth CelebrationGenerationBlack is hosting a City of Scottsdale-sponsored Juneteenth Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2pm to 7pm, with live music, a raffle and more. Cast includes Jonathan Lavingston, Toure Masters, and more. The event is free of charge. A Juneteenth Winefest, featuring African American owned and operated wineries, will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, located in Surprise at 15850 North Bullard Avenue. The celebration includes entertainment, vendors, food trucks, and more. Tickets start at $ 20 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory.Celebration of FreedomA free event called Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom will take place on Saturday, June 19th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm At Pacana Park, 19000 North Porter Road, Maricopa. The line-up includes live music, spoken word, entertainment, food and vendors. The Matriarchs of Washington Park Mesa Historical Museum will welcome Bruce Nelson for a free presentation on African American women against racism from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and racial segregation fought o’clock on Saturday, June 19. The museum is located at 2345 North Horne in Mesa. EXPAND Throwback to a drum performance during a previous Juneteenth celebration in Tempe. Dan Miller Juneteenth Festival – The city of Tempe is hosting its June 10th celebration on Friday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Tempe History Museum, 809 East Southern Avenue. The free event, which will also be broadcast live on Facebook, will include community singers and performers, children’s activities, history exhibits, awards, proclamations, COVID-19 vaccinations and more.Juneteenth CelebrationHead to Buzzies on Central, 3602 South Central Avenue, to be part of the Juneteenth Celebration which includes a fashion show, talent contest, painting and swallowing activities, salespeople, a DJ and much more. The free event for all ages will take place on Saturday, June 19 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Point High School, located on Avondale, 11620 West Encanto Boulevard. Celebration of Freedom The free celebration of freedom at Folley Park, 601 East Frye Road, Chandler, runs from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday June 19th with a 4pm caravan through downtown, but also food trucks, vendors, live music and other entertainment. It is presented by Chandler4Change and the City of Chandler. June Networking Bring plenty of business cards to attend the June Networking event on Saturday, June 19, from 1pm to 5pm at the Way LA Studio, 4130 North Seventh Avenue. The free event includes a pop-up shop, food trucks, and more. Juniteenth ClassicThe Black Golfer Association is hosting a 4-person scramble on the Arizona Grand Golf Course, 8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway, in June. The festivities begin on Saturday, June 19 at 7:30 a.m. The event costs $ 150 per person, with proceeds going towards golf equipment and scholarships for underserved communities. Keep Phoenix New Times Free … Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we want it to stay that way. We offer our readers free access to concise coverage of local news, food and culture. We produce stories about everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with bold reporting, stylish writing, and staff who have won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Feature Writing Award to the Casey- Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with the existence of local journalism under siege and the setbacks in advertising revenues having a bigger impact, it is now more important than ever for us to raise funds to fund our local journalism. You can help by joining our “I Support” membership program which allows us to continue to cover Phoenix without paywalls. Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in the arts and culture, including the visual and performing arts

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