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Juneteenth: Black Brilliance and Heritage, CityPlace, West Palm Beach

Juneteenth marks the emancipation of those who were enslaved in the United States. It is about learning new ways to promote economic empowerment in the Black community and sharing ideas to address racial disparities.

It is not only a time for commemorating the end of slavery and honoring Black history, but also a call to recognize the many accomplishments and notable contributions to our society by African Americans.

Here's an event that helps teach children through family friendly and fun activities.

FREEDOM DAY:

  • What: Black Brilliance and Heritage:
  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Rohi's Readery, CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., #130, West Palm Beach
  • Cost: Admission is free. register at eventbrite.com.

Activities will include a music class for toddlers, Black heritage storytime and art, and a screening of the documentary “Stamped from the Beginning.” 

Scheduled activities:

10 a.m.: Little Beats of Freedom: Juneteenth Music Class for Toddlers

Start the day with rhythm and joy as our youngest attendees embark on a musical journey. This dynamic workshop will have toddlers moving and grooving to tunes that celebrate Black excellence and creativity.

12:30 p.m.: Freedom and Truth: Revolutionary Storytime and Art

Step into a world of imagination and inspiration with our Storytime and Art session. Children and families will engage in honest conversation around Juneteenth and ones that also highlight Black heritage, followed by a creative art activity that brings ties the learning with authenticity.

5 p.m.: History Unveiled: A Juneteenth Screening of “Stamped from the Beginning”

This film delves into the roots of history in America, offering a thought-provoking exploration, conversation and its impact on the present.

Black Brilliance and Heritage, Rohi's Readery

Also, on The Lawn at CityPlace, Art & Music:

1-3:30 p.m.: Lowe Art Breakthroughs Family Art Creation Workshop 

4-6 p.m.: Live Music by dei 7 free range music: From Africa to the Americas

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Juneteenth: Black Brilliance and Heritage, WPB
When
June 19, 2024 @ 10:00 am-8:00 pm
What
Juneteenth: Black Brilliance and Heritage, WPB
Where
CityPlace, West Palm Beach
Cost
FREE
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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email: events@SouthFloridaOnTheCheap.com.

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