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Juneteenth Celebration

"Continuing the Dream"

  • Date: 06/16/2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Louden Nelson Community Center
    301 Center Street
    Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • Introduction: Come acknowledge the Emancipation Proclamation on June 16th at Laurel Park behind the Louden Nelson Community Center.

Juneteenth_FB cover Come acknowledge the Emancipation Proclamation on June 16th at Laurel Park behind the Louden Nelson Community Center. Enjoy delicious soul food, live music, arts & crafts, basketball skills contest and the annual sack race!


This year's performers include:
* Rich Tycoon
* Joint Chiefs - Funk & Soul
* Gregory Speed - Spoken Word
* Lee Earl - The Everyday Dude 
* Michelle Miracle - Classical Soloist
* Brett Taylor (MC)
* Live DJ Mai Girl
* Fitness session with Trenise Pot
* Santa Cruz County Clerk of Elections Gail Pellerin
* DLabrie
* 3-Headed Dragon/3HD 
(Maq Steez🔹YDMC🔹Madman)

Basketball Skills Contest - SC High basketball coach, Stan White II along with Parks and Recreation staff will lead kids 10 and under for fun basketball skill-oriented games. Prizes will be provided by the Santa Cruz Warriors!

• 3-Point Shoot Out 
• Skills Challenge
• Shot Competition 

On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved were now free. 153 years later, we celebrate this remarkable event at Juneteenth celebrations across the country. A long-held tradition among African Americans, Juneteenth celebrates culture and is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people.

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