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Juneteenth Joy In Prince George’s


PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. – To celebrate Juneteenth, some community organizations and towns are planning activities and gatherings to meet neighbors and honor one of Black America’s most cherished holidays.

On June 15, Watkins Park will hold a Juneteenth celebration complete with live musical performances by the Chuck Brown Band and Trouble Funk, a visual art exhibition, history and arts activities, and on-site vendors while Bowie’s Allen Pond Park will host their 3rd Annual Juneteenth Jubilee. From June 14 to 16, the Overdue Recognition Art Gallery in Bowie Town Center will spotlight the art of nineteen underappreciated Black artists including Charly PalmerDanielle Scott, and Larry Poncho Brown.

From 5 to 7 PM on Juneteenth, the National Harbor will host the Second Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. Autumn Joi Live will host the event and there will be poem readings from recently-appointed Prince George’s County Poet Laureate Dr. Khadijah Ali-Coleman and Youth Poet Laureate Precious Foreman. There will also be live musical performances by DuPont Brass and Prince George’s Cultural Arts Foundation’s African Drumming and Percussions Master Class.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with National Harbor to bring the community together once again for this exciting Juneteenth Celebration Event,” said Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council CEO Rhonda Dallas. “This event aims to not only celebrate the significance of Juneteenth but also provide a platform for local artists to showcase their talent and promote dialogue around important social issues.”

Fort Washington Forward, a farmer’s market-based in the South County, is celebrating their Juneteenth Jam from 3 PM to 7 PM at the Fort Washington Business Complex on Livingston Road. Their celebration will include live music, free food, and a raffle giveaway. Local Black-owned businesses will also be on site.

The County government has announced several closures for Juneteenth, including the Animal Services Facility, bulk trash collection, and 311 services. TheBus will operate under an ordinary schedule, but the Call-A-Bus and PGCLink services will resume on Thursday.

Read here to find more Juneteenth celebrations across the state of Maryland.

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