Reconnecting To the Past, Understanding the Present, Building A Brighter Future, Focusing On Keeping the Spirit of Juneteenth Alive! #JUNETEENTHFOREVER !!
Event: 43rd Consecutive Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo
Date: Saturday, June 16th & Sunday June 17th, 2018
Place: Martin Luther King Park, Best St. & Fillmore Ave. June 16th:
Juneteenth Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp from the corners of Genesee & Moselle and proceeds down Genesee into the Park followed by festivities in the Park until 8p.m.
Festivities Include: Parade, Entertainment stage, Arts and Culture stage, Edutainment stage, Vendors’ Market, Food Court, Health Pavilion, Chalk Walk, Book Sharing, Historical exhibits, Re-enactment of historical events; Science Fair, Children’s Activities, Youth Activities, Girls & Boys Basketball Showcase, Underground Railroad Tours, and more!
Pre-Festival Events (the remaining days of SANKOFA week)
June 13th: Wednesday: Black Arts In Buffalo African American Cultural Center 350 Masten Ave., 6:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m. – – Free and open to the public
June 14th, Thursday: The Landmark, 318 Pearl St., 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Fundraiser (“Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!”) Poetry at the Landmark. Pay what you can.
June 15th, Friday –“One Man Art Show” – John Baker Main Street Gallery 515 Main Street 6pm
Friday – Praise and Worship Service, Location: near the Martin Luther King Jr. Bust – time: 5:30pm to 7:30p.m.
Friday Praise and Worship in Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Best and Fillmore near MLK Jr. bust) w/Sister Anita Williams -6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SEE BELOW SCHEDULED JUNETEENTH EVENTS
PRAISE & WORSHIP:
Saturday June 16th, 9 – 11:00 a.m. – Sponsored by WUFO 96.5FM/POWER 96.5
Saturday June 16th – begins at Genesee and Moselle Sts. – 11:00 a.m.
BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
Saturday June 16th: presents Art activities (creating masks, jewelry making, stamping and button making) – from 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (near the MLK Jr. bust)
MARCUS GARVEY ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR AND EXPO:
Saturday, June 16th & Sunday, June 17th -: Location: The Marcus Garvey Shelter (behind the Arts and Culture Stage) – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The all-ages science interactive activity will provide hands on Science experiments and presentations from local, national, and international guests who are practicing in science-related careers.
ENTERTAINMENT STAGE: (Sponsored by M & T Bank)
Saturday, June 16th
2:15 p.m. – Delvin Payton & The Lyfe Band
3:30 p.m. – J.F.T.;
5:00 p.m. – Greg Miller Ensemble
6:30 p.m. – Carlton Wilcox
Sunday, June 17th
1:00 p.m. – The Unity Band
2:15 p.m. – Paradigm Shift
3:45 p.m. – Old School B Boys;
5:15 p.m. – Ella Robinson and New Beginnings
6:30 – Will Holton
AFRICAN HERITAGE CHALK WALK AND CRAFTS:
Saturday and Sunday, June 16th Sponsored by the Buffalo
Board of Education Art Department. Location: Paved area near the bust
GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL SHOWCASE:
Saturday,June 16th – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – at the Basketball Courts
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOURS:
Saturday and Sunday, June 16th & Sunday June17th – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. –
Location of pick up site: Best & Fillmore.
Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Vendors Alley on Fillmore, near Martin Luther King
Drive. Sponsor: Great Lakes Health (Kaleida Health/E.C.M.C) and
New York State of Health
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES TENT:
June 16th & 17th – 11:00 a.m. to 6::00 p.m. –
Face painting, Saturday from 11:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. by Sara;
Erie County Public Library presents The Book Mobile, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. –
Location: Behind the small wading pool.
Sunday, June 17th, Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Location: Near MLK bust
June 16th & 17th, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. –games, flag football, and more. Location: Behind the small wading pool. Juneteenth Carnival Games by Clown Around Entertainment – location: basketball court, 1:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
June 16th and 17th, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Near the Martin Luther King Jr. bust. Sponsor: Project Flight
June 17th , 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: near the basketball courts – Spoken Word, and other local artists will display
June 16th and June 17th – Location: the corner of Best St. and Fillmore Ave., in Martin Luther King Jr. Park -.Displays of African artifacts, veterans display, brochures of heritage information.
ARTS AND CULTURE STAGE:
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Location: Fillmore Ave. and Parade St. – Local artists and Reenactment of historical events will occur on Arts & Culture Stage.
Sunday, June 17th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – provided by Friendship Baptist Church
ALL-AGE AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE CLASS:
June 17th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: across from the Park’s tennis courts – Free
June 16th and June 17th: Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
MAAFA MEMORIAL (Great Tragedy Remembered):
Thursday, June 21st, 6:00 p.m. – Location: Broderick Park @ the Foot of Ferry – for Commemoration and healing
THE ARTS &CULTURE STAGE
SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH
2:30 Pm-Access To A-Free-Ka
3:05 Pm-History Of Juneteenth Play
3:20 Pm-Poet Jillian Hanesworth
3:30 Pm-Black Panther Scene
3:40 Pm-African Cultural Center
4:15 Pm-Younkonsw (Special Guest From Liberia)
4:30 Pm-Divas Of Buffalo
4:55 Pm-Kenya Nikile
5:20 Pm -4 B-Lo
5:40 Pm-Zaydok The Godhopo Mc
6:00 Pm-Fire N Ice (Special Guests From Atlanta)
6:25 Pm-Devine And Devenaire
6:45 Pm-Cashis Green
7:05 Pm-Louie Flame
7:25 Pm-Fragrance & Juan
7:45 Pm – Close
SUNDAY JUNE 17Th
1:00 Pm-Marchon Hamilton Ii
1:15 Pm-Poet Lakesha Johnson
1:25 Pm -Robert Dixon
1:40 Pm-Steel Drums
2:00 Pm -Phoenix
Charter School Drill
2:30 Pm -Poet Jillian Hanesworth
2:40 Pm-Mary B.
2:55 Pm-Rhonda Mingo
3:10 Pm -Kevonna Cook
3:15 Pm- Fragrance & Juan Cosmic Energy
3:50 Pm -Martin Sonchild
4:10 Pm -Ricsean Hall
4:30 Pm -Exclusive (Special Guests From Niagara Falls)
4:45 Pm -Dave Stewey
5:25 Pm -Mahoganeyjaz
5:45 Pm -Emcl Kyng
6:05 Pm -Uriah
6:25 Pm -Niyah Peace
(Special Guest From Texas)
6:55 Pm -Gentleman’s Inc. & The Angels
7:10Pm – 832 Band
7:45 Pm -Close
FOR FURTHER INFO GO TO :
Office located at 1517 Genesee Street, telephone 716.891.8801