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Juneteenth

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  • Saturday, Jun 18th, 2022

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the news reached Texas. Upon learning of the abolition of slavery, the former slaves began celebrating with prayer, feasting, song and dance. We now recognize it as a day to reflect and celebrate African American history and culture.

Pasadena's 14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Robinson Park
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 9110

Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Pasadena’s Black History Month Committee are teaming up to present the 14th annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

This free, family-friendly Juneteenth celebration will feature drummers and dancers from the Alkebulan Cultural Center, live music provided by Luv From Abuv, spoken word performed by Pasadena City College students, arts and crafts with Armory Center for the Arts, line dancing, inflatable games and much more. Free hotdogs, drinks and snacks will be available while they last and three food trucks will provide food for purchase.

Representatives from five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Paul Quinn College and Tuskegee University, and two local higher ed institutions, Pasadena City College and Pacific Oaks College, will be on site providing enrollment information.

Dena Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom 2022

June 18, 2022
10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Metropolitan Baptist Church
2283 Fair Oaks Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001

The DENA Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom will kick off with a performance from John Muir Magnet High School Mighty Mustang Band. It will be a jam-packed day of cultural activities, live music,
arts and crafts, yoga, motivational speakers, bouncers, water games, food vendors, retail venders, community resources and much more.

The organizers will also celebrate Father’s Day by honoring fathers and men with a Male Fashion Show contest! (Participants will receive gifts and prizes).

Juneteenth Celebration at Altadena Library

June 18
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Altadena Library
600 E Mariposa St.
Altadena, CA 91001

Learn the hidden history of Altadena at the 2022 Celebration, on June 18, where the first Ellen Garrison Clark Scholarship will be awarded.

The Altadena Historical Society, along with co-sponsors, Altadena Library and Shappo’s Environmental, Inc. will be hosting a Juneteenth Celebration on June 18, 2022, at the Altadena Library from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

The event celebrates the lives of African Americans who have contributed to the development of the Altadena community.