Diversity in Action, Orion Communities, Black Light Projects, and Communities That Care will host an open-air, free Juneteenth Celebration on Phoenixville’s Bridge Street on June 19, 2022 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, word reached Texas that slavery had been abolished and the last remaining enslaved people were free.. Learn more about Juneteenth here from the museum scholars of the National Museum of African American History & Culture of the Smithsonian. 

Phoenixville’s 2022 Juneteenth Celebration on Bridge Street includes activities inside Reads & Company Book Shop and the ‘Healthfully Air Conditioned’ Colonial Theatre.

2 – 3:00 PM     Welcome, Poetry & Step Show (Bridge St)

2:45 PM            All-ages Magician Ran’D Shine (Colonial Theatre)

3 – 4:00 PM     Hidden Treasure Jazz Band (Bridge St)

3:20 – 4:00 PM   Storyteller Oni Lasana (Reads & Co)

3:30 PM            Harriet Tubman Re-enactor (Colonial Theatre)

4 – 5:00 PM  Jazz Band & Drummers (Bridge St)

4:15 PM    Storyteller & Magician Milanjani Magic (Reads & Co)

4:15 PM    Evangelia Biddy, Juneteenth Voices (Colonial Theatre)

5:00 – 5:30 PM   Iron Age Street Theater Actors (Bridge St)

6:00 PM    Closing (Bridge St)

On Thursday, June 16, 2022,  the Colonial Theatre and Orion Communities will present a ‘Pay What You Wish’ screening of the Oscar Award Winning short film, Hair Love, and the 2021 Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson.  For details, click here.

ORION Communities is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #23-2074061) that offers hope for individuals and families experiencing hardships due to poverty, disability or illness by building bridges that lead to self-reliance. ORION listens at the street level and responds to the unmet needs of our most vulnerable neighbors with creativity, compassion, and collaboration. Learn how you can help at https://orioncommunities.org/ 

Diversity in Action is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #25-1809345) that promotes the awareness and practice of racial and social justice within the greater Phoenixville community.  By building mutually caring relationships, they strive to find common ground and reconcile differences.  Diversity in Action  creates programs that foster awareness, education and celebration of our diverse cultures and shared humanity.  Learn more at https://diaphoenixville.org/

Phoenixville Area Communities That Care (CTC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #86-2941151) that is a collaborative effort involving individuals and organizations who are committed to building the community’s capability to meet the needs of our children and their families so that our children will adopt safe and healthy behaviors and be successful at home, in school, and in the larger community.  Learn more at https://phoenixvillectc.weebly.com/.

Black Light Projects is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization (EIN 85-2122373) that documents and highlights all of Phoenixville’s African American History, people, places, and things.  Their vision is to continually instill pride in Phoenixville’s African American community while educating the whole community through events, programs, and services.  Learn more at https://www.blpphoenixville.org/.


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