Members of our congregations keep asking for ways they can learn more about and interact with the African American community.  Attending the Juneteenth Day, Monday, June 19th parade and street festival is one family-friendly, enjoyable way to do this. And the weather this year looks good.  The American Black Holocaust Museum also has a week of related family-friendly activities. please publicize these events to your friends and consider getting a group to go together to some of them.

Juneteenth Day Parade and Festival.  This will be the 52nd year of the parade and street festival sponsored by Northcott Neighborhood House – one of the oldest celebrations in the country.  Always on June 19th itself, the street festival is held on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Burleigh and Center Streets from 9 am to 4 pm. The parade starts at 9 am at 14th and Atkinson and travels down Atkinson to the street festival site, ending at Locust St.  Having gone to the street festival many times, it is a very enjoyable event with music, dance, vendors, food, and community organizations.  See the event information at:

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Juneteenth Related Events:  A week of family-friendly activities beginning Sunday, June 18th through June 23rd.  See all the activities and programs at