AARP PA 2020 Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival 06/20/20

Saturday, Jun 20, 2020
From 9am to 7pm

Malcolm X Park
5100 Pine Street
Philadelphia , PA

Contact: AARP PA

Event is Cancelled

This event has been cancelled.  While convening events such as this is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We want you to know that AARP is providing information and resources to help older people and caregivers protect themselves from the virus and prevent its spread. You can find AARP's coronavirus resources at www.aarp.org/coronavirus. We also point you to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, and your state and local health agencies for the latest information.


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. 2019 also represents the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth celebrated in the United States.

2020 represents the 401st anniversary – 1619 – of when enslaved Africans arrived in Hampton, Virginia aboard a Dutch ship.  They were the first Africans on record to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies.

The street festival kick-off is at 12 pm on the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue. Throughout the day, enjoy child and family-friendly activities.  Shop among a host of vendors amid a historical and cultural marketplace, view exhibits on freedom throughout the block, enjoy performance artists, learn about our culture and history through re-enactments, experience the work of fine artists and craftsmen, and sample a variety of dishes at food trucks! The Beer and Hard Cider Garden will be set up to offer a variety of adult drinks. Bring the young ones to the Children’s Village where activities will keep them occupied and include engaging activities: petting “baby goats,” face painting, moon bounce, arts, and crafts! 


PARADE: 52nd Street and Parkside Ave. to Pine Street

FESTIVAL:

Malcolm X Park

5100 Pine Street 

Philadelphia, PA 




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