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Juneteenth at Johnson County KS Arts and Heritage Center

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is hosting its annual Juneteenth commemoration and celebration on Saturday, June 8th. This FREE family-friendly event, built with community partners, provides an opportunity to honor the history and celebrate Juneteenth with art, music, food, and more!
Thank you to our 2024 Performing Arts Sponsor, Johnson County Community College, for their support of this event!
Event Features:
– Event emcee Lonita Cook, film critic, writer, and co-host of “Get Lost!” on Kansas City PBS
– Performances by Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, pianist Charles Williams, and gospel by RMJ Music
– Dance workshop by Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
– Free admission to the Johnson County Museum, including KidScape, and the special exhibit “Free to Be… A 1960s Fashion Revolution”
– Demonstrations of the new “REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation” digital exhibit by the Johnson County Museum
– A special Walk and Read from Johnson County Library featuring the book “A Flag for Juneteenth”
– Food samples from local Black-owned businesses including Ruby Jean’s Juicery, Brown Suga, and more
– A free art activity for families, led by JCPRD Fine and Performing Arts staff
**This event is one of many in the Kansas City metro and Johnson County to honor and recognize Juneteenth. See more events at https://www.jocogov.org/juneteenth. #JoCoJuneteenth

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.jocogov.org/juneteenth

Venue

Johnson County KS Arts and Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ln
Overland Park, KS United States
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