PASADENA JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IS JUNE 17 AT JACKIE ROBINSON COMMUNITY CENTER

Posted on June 16, 2017 in ,

PASADENA — Join in the free family fun this Saturday. June 17, noon to 4:30 p.m., for the City’s Juneteenth Celebration at the Jack Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Juneteenth, also sometimes referred to as Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  Juneteenth observes the date Union soldiers enforced President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.  Texas was the last state with active rebellion following the formal end of the Civil War.

The Jackie Robinson Center’s Juneteenth Festival brings the community together to celebrate this historic event and the Jackie Robinson Center’s long history of over 40 years of serving the community! Join us for live entertainment, arts and crafts and food vendors. Entertainment to include Tony Hicks and the Chi Lites, Bobby Wilkerson & The All Stars, and other local performers.

This free and popular event is sponsored by the Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department, www.cityofpasadena.net/HumanServices.  For more information call the Jackie Robinson Community Center at (626) 744-7300

See flyer for additional details.