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Saturday, June 14 • 2:30-4:30pm
Juneteenth Celebration
Dudley Branch, Boston Public Library, 65 Warren St

Celebrate Juneteenth and catch the spirit of the 1960s with a free performance by the Hawthorne intergenerational chorus and spoken word artists.

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Wednesday, June 18 • 6-9:45pm
Juneteenth Celebration
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Celebrate creativity and community! View works by up-and-coming artists, listen to civil rights leaders and local musicians, go on a tour or talk of the Museum galleries, and meet up with members of Future Boston Alliance to recognize the grassroots commemoration Juneteenth—the end of slavery in the United States.

Revolution of Hope | 6–6:30 pm, Huntington Avenue Entrance | 7:30–7:45 pm, Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168
Commemorative Remarks | 6:30–7 pm, Huntington Avenue Entrance
Now, Speak! | Ongoing, Huntington Avenue Entrance
Exhibition of Boston Artists | 6–9 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Rooms 159 and 160
Meet Up | Taste café open late until 9:30 pm
Drawing in the Galleries | 6–9 pm, Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria, 265
Gallery Talk: Experiments in Animation | 6–7 pm, Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center
Spotlight Talks: “This I Accomplish” Harriet Powers and Her Pictorial Quilt | 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm, Joyce and Edward Linde Gallery, 237

More information on the Future Boston Alliance website.

 
Thursday, June 194-8pm
Juneteenth Emancipation Observance
National Center of Afro American Artists, 300 Walnut Ave

Keynote address by Peniel Joseph, prof of African American Studies, Tufts University
The event also includes music, entertainment, refreshments, art-making with sparc! the Artmobile, and community vendors.

Find more information on the National Center for Afro American Artists website.

 
Saturday, June 218am-7pm
Roxbury Homecoming
Franklin Park, Boston

This annual event brings Roxbury natives, who now reside around the world, home for the weekend. It also unites African American families across generations, commemorates our ancestors, imbues pride in our culturally rich community, and celebrate a significant moment in our history from slavery to freedom.

Find more information on the Roxbury Homecoming Committee website.


Saturday, June 21 • 11am-1pm
High Notes of Jazz Roxbury walking tour
Begins at Ruggles MBTA Station
(purchase tickets here)

Once Boston's "jazz mecca," Lower Roxbury was the site of some of the most famous clubs and after-hours venues on the East Coast, home to hundreds of Pullman Porters, and the stomping grounds for many people who would later become prominent Civil Rights activists. Hear unique and complex narratives, many drawn from personal anecdotes and memories told by former musicians, residents, and club owners, that weave a fascinating tapestry of this historic community and a forgotten period of Boston and American history.

Find information on our walking tours page.