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June 17, 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm EDTFree
Join us for a block party in celebration of Juneteenth!
Little Mozart Foundation, Greenwich House, and Ars Nova are thrilled to present the third annual celebration of Juneteenth, the day that word of emancipation reached Black enslaved people and ensured the freedom of all Americans. Curated by the creative talents of Mahayla Laurence and David Adewumi, we will commemorate this with an intergenerational investigation of the struggle toward freedom, the joy of liberation, and Black cultural exploration. Festivities are for all ages and will include music, games, storytelling, crafts, and plenty of fun!
Featured artists and vendors include:
Dave Adewumi, award-winning trumpet player, will lead his band through a journey of musical celebration and exploration with interactive elements for all ages.
Barry Stephenson is acoustic/electric bassist and composer. Released in 2020, Barry’s The Iconoclast was nominated for the NAACP Image Award® for Outstanding Jazz Album (Instrumental), and was the only independently-produced album in a category
Vanisha Gould curates her own sound as a composer and band leader. Performing originals and music from the Great American Songbook on several groundbreaking stages both in New York and overseas, she aspires to continue sharing her voice with audiences in New York and beyond.
Tyler Bullock‘s blend of sensitivity and assertiveness has well-positioned him to draw the attention of jazz fans, new and old. He received national recognition as the jazz piano finalist for the 2022 YoungArts Competition along with a 2021 selection for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra
Kayvon Gordon was born and raised in Detroit. At a young age, he was taken under the mentorship of legendary trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. He seeks to contribute to the forward thinking aesthetic of his contemporaries while honoring the rich musical legacy of Detroit.
Marsha’s Closet | Claim Our Space Now: Volunteers from Claim Our Space Now will be hosting a clothing drive and free thrift pop-up. Give what you can, take what you need!
Jovan Clay | Thorn’s Touch Wellness: Herbalist Jovan Clay will be guiding folks through a medicine making practice. You’ll learn how to make your own herbal vinegar which you can take home with you!
Sam Kebede | Lack History: Sam will perform a condensed version of Lack History, a comedy-forward educational entertainment project where TED talk meets game show meets charity benefit. There will be fun, games, and trivia about Juneteenth for the whole family with real cash prizes that will benefit several curated charitable organizations.
Greenwich House Pottery will host a table where you can create a table scape of New York City with clay. Create your own park, street, building, or pigeon!
Kisha Jarett | Black Girl in the Woods: Visit Kisha to learn about her journey camping and enter to win a bag of camping gear!
Greenwich House Music School for crafts, coloring, and more!