2012 Juneteenth Activities Announced

June 1, 2012 Updated Jun 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM EDT

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2012 Juneteenth Activities Announced

June 1, 2012 Updated Jun 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM EDT

(WKBW release) 2012 Juneteenth Activities were announced Friday.

2012 Juneteenth Activities
 
Breaking the Invisible Chains
 
Event:    37th Consecutive Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo
Date:    Saturday, June 16th & Sunday June 17th, 2012
Place:    Martin Luther King Jr. Park
   
Saturday Schedule: June 16th
 
 Praise & Worship 9:00 a.m. – 11:00
 (Sponsored by WUFO Radio Station)
 
 Juneteenth Parade
Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp from the corners of Genesee & Wende
 proceeds down Genesee into MLK Park.
        Followed by Festivities in Park until 8:00 p.m.
 
Saturday and Sunday: June 16th & 17th:
The Art Chalk Walk:  Sponsored by the Buffalo Board of Education.
 
Saturday, June 16th:  Girls Basketball Showcase.
  Sunday, June 17th:   Girls and Boys Basketball Showcase.
 
Sunday Schedule: June 17th
 
Praise & Worship 9:00 a.m. – 12:00noon
 (sponsored by WUFO RadioStation)
Followed by festivities in the park until 8:00 p.m.
   
*Festivities include: Entertainment stage, Arts and Culture stage, Vendor’s Market, Food Court, Health Pavilion, Healing tent, Family Portrait Booth, Book Fair, Historical exhibits, Re-enacting historical events in history, Children’s Activities, Girls & Boys Basketball Showcase, Youth Activities, Underground Railroad Tours and more!
 
Come and enjoy a fun-filled weekend for the entire family! The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo, NY is the third largest in the country. Its mission is to “actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole.”
 
 
                              Pre - Festival Events
 
Sunday, June 3rd:  Juneteenth Run for Health:  Race will start at William/Emsile YMCA
Fun Run 9:00 a.m. -  5K  Run(3.1) miles) & 2 mile fitness walk at 9:30 a.m.
For more information call 716-830-6560 or 716-891-8801.
Sponsor: Great Lakes Health (Kaleida Health/ECMC)
 
Saturday, June 9th:  “GiT On Da Bus” Juneteenth Festival Headquarters – 1517 Genesee St.
 Meet at 3:30 p.m.    Bus leaves at 4:00 p.m.   Returns 7:00 p.m.
A journey to many important sites in the city with storytelling at each site.
Sponsor by theTradition Keepers.  For more information call 716-883-4418
 
Saturday, June 9th :  Youth Activities:  June – Teen Talk Forum:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
@ the Buffalo Museum of Science.   For more information call 716-891-8801.
 
Friday, June 15th:  Prayer, Praise, and Worship: at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  Fillmore Street (In front of the Martin L. King Jr. Bust)
 
Sankofa Events 
                                                    Go Back, Fetch and Return
 
Focus: Saying No To Slavery:  Now and Forever
 
Saturday, June 9th:  Say No To Slavery 
6:00-8 p.m. at the Michigan Street Baptist Church, 511 Michigan
Remembering our Ancestors and Receiving the Message From Our Elders
 
Sunday, June 10th:  2012 Juneteenth Hour: Live Broadcasting from 3–6 p.m. on 1080am WUFO or online at www.wufoam.com    -  Followed by:
RasTa:  A Soul’s Journey (Film) presented by Donisha Prendergast
 Granddaughter of the King of Reggae Bob Marley and Rita Marley
  from 6–8:30 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue
 
Monday, June 11th:  Free and Progressive Africa in the 21st Century
6:00-8 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue
Africans in Buffalo, give their view on history of various African Nations.  Find out what’s going on now in Africa and how it connects with America.
 
Tuesday, June 12th: Cultural Open Mic Night   6:30-9 p.m. Second Cup Café, 36 Broadway Liberation lyrics,  poetry, spoken word and expressions of freedom
 
Wednesday, June 13th:  Black Social Workers  6:00 – 8 p.m.
Gateway Longview Family Recourse Center,  3475 E. Ferry Street.
Presenting:  The New Jim Crow – people not understanding the law and social system.
 
Thursday, June 14th:  Jamaican American Association  6:00 – 8 p.m.
Jamaica 50th Anniversary of Independence, History of Jamaica
African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Avenue
 
 
 
Friday, June 15th:  MAAFA: 6:00 – 8 p.m.  Juneteenth Headquarters ,1517 Genesee Street
 to Dusk, then assembly at Broderick park “foot of Ferry”  for MAAFA (memorial and healing ceremony for our ancestors who were affected by the slave trade and the upheaval of pre-colonial African society).
 
Friday, June 15th:  Juneteenth Social  8:30 – 10 p.m.  At the Big 6, corner of Fox and E. North
A meet and greet of local and out-of-town participants of Juneteenth Festival.
 
For more information contact Ras Jomo at 716-948-5738 or email accesstoafreeka@hotmail.com
 
 
 
2012 June – Teen Activity Schedule
 
 
June 9: Saturday:  June – Teen Talk Forum: Diva’s for Christ/Teen Girl Motivational Workshop 11 – 1:00 p.m. @ the Buffalo Museum of Science (Yager Room).
For more information call 716-891-8801.
 
June 9: Saturday: Hands on Science Workshop: 11 – 1:00 p.m. @ the Buffalo Science Museum (Cummings Room)
 
June 9: Saturday: Job Readiness Skills: 1:00 – 3:00  p.m. @ the Buffalo Science Museum
(Yager Room)
 
June 10: Sunday: The New Generation/Global Workshop – 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. @ the
Buffalo Museum of Science (Cummings Room)
 
June 10: Sunday – Youth Activities: Teen Talk Forum @ the Buffalo Science Museum (Cummings Room)
 
June 16 & 17: Sunday and Saturday: Youth Adventure: 11:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:  Behind the Casino @ MLK Park
 
June 17th: Sunday: June-Teen: Live play at 2:00 p.m.
 Talent Show from 4:00 p.m. 6:00 pm: Location: back of the Museum of Science.
 
 

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