Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and Bronx Arts Ensemble invite you to an evening celebration of Juneteenth.
The program will begin on the back deck of the Van Cortlandt Golf House with performances, including music and spoken word. Then join us for a procession with drums to the Enslaved African Burial Ground for a libation ceremony, honoring the memory of the enslaved African people who built the park.
Guest artists include renowned drummer Baba Don Babatunde, actress Ashley Hart Adams, violist Judith Insell, Courtney Carey Stars of Tomorrow Concert Chorale, and West African drummer Yahaya Kamate. Meet Ghanese artist Tijay Mohammed, whose 18-foot installation Baobab Tree of Life is adjacent to the Enslaved African Burial Ground.
RSVP required, as space is limited.
Event will be held rain or shine.
This event is free but donations are welcome. Your gift supports Van Cortlandt Park Alliance’s mission to preserve, support, and promote the recreational, ecological, and historical value of Van Cortlandt Park.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.