Phoenixville JuneteenthBlack Light Projects and Phoenixville Diversity in Action
Sun, June 18, 2023
On Sunday, June 18, 2023, celebrate African-American culture on Bridge Street, at the Colonial Theatre, and at Reads & Company with a FREE Juneteenth festival featuring interactive activities, vendors, food, magic, storytelling, and performers!
These additional programs will be offered at the Colonial Theatre in the days surrounding June 18 and may require ticketing or are pay-what-you-wish:
- – Summer of Soul – Sun, June 4 at 4:00 p.m.
- – The Wiz sponsored by Black Light Projects – Sun, Jun 11 at 1:30 p.m.
- – Choral Performance by Forward Impact Life Ministries & Amazing Grace (1972) film – Thurs, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
- – Bayard Rustin Traveling Short Play – presented by People’s Light & Theatre – Mon, Jun 19
Juneteenth is a Federal Holiday that observes the date in 1865 when word reached Texas, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, that slavery had been abolished and those enslaved were free. Learn more about Juneteenth’s significance from the museum scholars of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.
2023 Phoenixville Juneteenth is presented by Black Light Projects and Diversity in Action Phoenixville in collaboration with Orion Communities, The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, The Colonial Theatre, Forever Changes Records, and Trellis for Tomorrow. The festival is supported by generous donations from individuals, local businesses, and foundations.
The Phoenixville Juneteenth Festival is FREE and features vendors, food, Caricatures by Schay, a Quilting station hosted by Evangelia Biddy, face printing by Sean Halloran, and these performances and experiences on Bridge Street, at Reads & Company, and inside the Colonial Theatre:
2:00 p.m. Welcome & Proclamation on Bridge Street
2:20 p.m. Positive Movement Drum Line on Bridge Street
2:45 p.m. Story Village with Auntie Oni at Reads & Company
2:50 p.m. Brandon Albright, Hip Hop on Bridge Street
3:30 p.m. Hidden Treasure Jazz Band on Bridge Street
4:20 p.m. Mlanjeni Magic: Stories & Magic at Reads & Company
4:20 p.m. Millicent Sparks as Harriet Tubman at the Colonial Theatre
4:50 p.m. Iron Age Street Theatre on Bridge Street
5:15 p.m. Moshé Jenkins, The Spin Therapist on Bridge Strete
5:50 p.m. Closing on Bridge Street
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