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Juneteenth at Hill-Stead – Summer Series Opener

June 5

10am to 1pm OR 1pm to 4pm
Pre-registration is required 

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Joining local cultural organizations, including The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Hill-Stead is hosting this inaugural event as part of a month-long series of Juneteenth celebrations taking place throughout the region. Please join us for a day of discovery and celebration featuring regional Black artists, organizations and businesses. This outdoor community event will offer visual art, food, music, and family fun activities on Hill-Stead’s picturesque grounds.

The Amistad Center will host a table with takeaway crafts, information about their permanent collection, a current exhibition entitled Through the Looking Glass, and upcoming Juneteenth events.

Black-owned businesses from ShopBlackCT will exhibit on the West Lawn in socially distanced spaced booths with one-way aisles for attendees to shop comfortably and safely. Throughout the day, visitors will experience incredible activities.

See all upcoming From the Porch events in our Calendar.


Registration

Admission is free, but pre-registration will be required for social distance planning purposes. We look forward to seeing you at this fun and exciting event!

To allow for social distancing please pre-register for one of the following times: 10am to 1pm OR 1pm to 4pm.
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Schedule

10am – 4pm

ShopBlackCT presents Black-owned businesses
Free Center presents the OPENwALL Series “Black Period”, an exhibition of Black self-portraits.
The Amistad Center offers takeaway crafts and information about their exhibitions and other Juneteenth area events.

11am – 12pm

Printmaking workshop with artist Kiayani “Kay” Douglas

11:30am – 1pm

Kamora’s Cultural Corner presents Black Art Heals featuring music, dancing, and spoken word performances

12:30 – 1:30pm

Fiber artist & quilter Ed Johnetta Miller shares a collection of her quilts and leads a family-friendly paper quilting activity

– 2pm

Printmaking workshop with Artist Kiayani “Kay” Douglas

2 to 3pm

Fiber artist & quilter Ed Johnetta Miller shares a collection of her quilts and leads a family-friendly paper quilting activity

2:30 – 3:30pm

Jocelyn Pleasant and The Lost Tribe, a drum-centered Afro-Funk Fusion Ensemble, perform on Hill-Stead’s Veranda

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