DATE: Jun. 15, 18, 19
TIME: See details
PRICE: Included with General Admission
Commemorate Juneteenth with the Garden on June 15, 18 & 19. Celebrate Black excellence and culture through children’s storytime, hands-on activities, live performances and a community discussion.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, tens of thousands of enslaved Africans in Texas were emancipated, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln. Juneteenth became a federally recognized holiday on June 17, 2021 and is observed on June 19.
June 15, 2022
Free Virtual Webinar | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
For the Culture: Voices of Black Agriculturalists and Conservationists
Join Arizona agriculturalists and conservationists to discuss the impact of Black representation within the food systems industry and the importance of accessibility to healthy food.
– Channel Powe, Chief Executive Officer, Powe Power LLC
– Keisha Tatem, State Conservationist, United States Department of Agriculture
– Darren Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Mountain Foundation
– James and Rachael Stewart, Owners, Southwest Black Ranchers
– Rodney Machokoto, Owner, Machokoto Family Farms/Edenic Gardens
June 18, 2022
Munson Outdoor Classroom | 8 – 9 a.m.
Juneteenth reading and activity included with admissions for children 2 and younger and their caregivers.
Webster Auditorium | 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Juneteenth Children & Family Pop-Up Activity.
Guests will have an opportunity to make a Juneteenth-inspired necklace and windsock. While supplies last.
June 19, 2022
Binns Wildflower Pavilion
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Senegalese Sabar Drumming Performance
Enjoy a performance of traditional Senegalese sabar drumming and a hands-on musical experience.
10 – 11 a.m. | Music of West Africa: Trio Performance
Experience a powerful performance with Arouna Diarra, Zaza Diarra and Sonja Branch as they share the West African tradition of folk songs through a dynamic repertoire of intricate rhythms with instruments such as the ngoni, kora, djembe, and various percussion instruments.