Join us for a free Juneteenth celebration at the historic Hatfield House!
Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:00am - 1:00pm
3201 West Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Join us for a free Juneteenth celebration at historic Hatfield – the big white house at 33rd and Girard! Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy live jazz music, a DJ, kid-friendly activities and games, and prize giveaways. Enjoy refreshments including pretzels and water ice. Plus, step inside the house to see a new photo exhibit from We Walk PHL, In Color Birding Club, and GirlTrek: “Healing Through the Land: Black Faces in Green Spaces.”
June 19th is Juneteenth, which commemorates and honors the end of slavery in the U.S. On June 19th, 1865 (two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation), Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free.
This event is hosted in partnership with United Way and Net Community Care.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)
- 1:15-2:15 pm: Renaissance Quintet jazz performance
- 2:15-3:15 pm: Storytelling with Gilletta McGraw
- 2:30-3:15 pm: Leon Jordan Jr. jazz performance
- 3:30-4:30 pm: African drum performance Sanchel Brown & Nubienne Productions
TICKET PRICES: FREE! Please RSVP.