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Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 2023

The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is proud to announce that Grammy award-winning rapper and producer Hit-Boy will perform at the City’s 15th annual Juneteenth celebration scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Hit-Boy has crafted forward-looking beats for artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, Travis Scott and Beyoncé. He is also featured on tracks by various artists, including will.i.am and Wale.

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and, upon learning they were free, former slaves immediately began celebrating with prayer, feasting, song and dance. Juneteenth is now a day to reflect and celebrate African American history and culture.

This year’s free, family-friendly Juneteenth celebration will also feature an art exhibit from the Alkebulan Cultural Center, live music by Luv From Abuv, a Juneteenth history presentation by Octavia’s Bookshelf, arts & crafts with Armory Center for the Arts, community resources, and more! Hot dogs, hot links, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Come meet new friends or reconnect with old ones as we celebrate Juneteenth. For more information, please call (626) 744-7300 or email parksandrec@cityofpasadena.net.

For accessibility information and requests, contact CSC@CityOfPasadena.net or (626) 744-7311.

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Date:
June 17, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Robinson Park
1081 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Phone
6267447330