Juneteenth Family Day

June 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Juneteenth Family Day

Join The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth for Juneteenth Family Day. Gather with us outdoors for festivities, including a sing-along with Miles Wilson-Toliver, a performance by Hartford’s Proud Drill, Drum, and Dance Corp, live music from Nekita Waller and DJ Ch’Varda, crafting with Jacqueline Bright, African drumming and storytelling by Our Culture is Beautiful, and Anne Cubberly’s famous giant puppets. In case of inclement weather, activities will take place inside the museum. Free admission.

Juneteenth—the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States—is a recognition of June 19, 1865, when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas, first learned of their freedom, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth Family Day is generously supported by The Hartford. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide. This event is in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum and in partnership with the City of Hartford. We acknowledge the permission of the Trustees of the Ella Burr McManus Trust for the use of the Alfred E. Burr Memorial.