Juneteenth 2012, Freedon Fest Celebrations

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)

JUNE 15 -16, Juneteenth 2012 Celebration

Friday, 5-8pm, Elegba Folklore Society, 101 East Broad Street, corner of 1st & Broad Streets. Book signing & Jazz Reception (Free) 804-644-3900. Saturday, 1-11pm, A Freedom Celebration, Elegba Folklore Society, (Free) Manchester Dock, Ancarrow’s Landing, 1308 Bander Street, 1pm Pre-Festival Dance workshops & Drum Worship & Cultural Traditions, 3-8pm Festival, 8-11pm, The Slave Trail Walk, 804-644-3900.

Saturday, June 16, Freedom Fest

A Juneteenth Celebration, (Free) 11am-4pm, The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, 00 Clay Street, profile sketches, crafts, African Foods, exhibit “Shackles”, 804-780-9093. www.blackhistorymuseum.org.

Juneteenth – A Community Dinner (Free), 6pm, Boaz & Ruth, 3030 Meadowbridge Road, 804-329-4900.

Tuesday, June 19 

A Night of Live Music (Free), 6:30-9:30, Dogwood Dell, Garrett Street & Blanton Avenue, features Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company, James Gates Trio, Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 804-646-DELL.

June 19 – 21, Marcus D. Wiley Comedian (Free), 7pm, Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Road, 804-643-4000.

Saturday, June 23

Henry Box Brown Lecture & Book Signing at Box Brown Imports, (Free) noon – 2pm, 518 North 2nd Street. Richmond Boys Choir, 4pm Coburn Hall, Virginia Union University, 1500 North Lombardy Street, $10, 804-788-6404.

More information on Juneteenth Celebration & Freedom Fest 2012, 804-646-5733 or www.richmondgov.com.

Hopewell Celebrates Juneteenth National Freedom Day, Petersburg National Battlefield, Appomattox Plantation, 1001 Pecan Avenue, Hopewell, Saturday, June 16, 10am Libation Ceremony, James River Waterfront. Historic City Point Hopewell, Other activities at Petersburg National Battlefield, 804-458-9504, www.nps.gov/pete.

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