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Juneteenth at Hill-Stead – Summer Series Opener

June 5

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


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.

Free Center will showcase an exhibition of Black self-portraits.
Kamora’s Cultural Corner’s “Black Art Heals” will feature music, dancing, and spoken word performances.
The Manhood Tree will present readings from their Fatherhood Manalogues.
Musician Jocelyn Pleasant and her band, “The Lost Tribe,” will perform on Hill-Stead’s Veranda.
Edjohnetta Miller will share a collection of her quilts and lead a family-friendly paper quilting activity.
Artist Kiayani (Kay) Douglas will lead a printmaking workshop.

A full schedule of activities will be posted soon.

See all upcoming From the Porch events in our Calendar.


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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