Photo Credit: Winston Williams
Friends of Brower Park and Brooklyn Children’s Museum will present Juneteenth in Brower Park, a special community commemoration to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday in Brower Park in Crown Heights on Monday, June 19. The day will feature live music, dance, workshops, performances, and art projects.
Juneteenth offers the opportunity to acknowledge hard truths from U.S. history, celebrate the liberation of the enslaved ancestors of African Americans, and work together to advance racial healing, equity, and justice in our communities. This year’s theme is Celebrating The Black Women’s Movement.
The day will feature:
- Dance and music theater performances by Àṣẹ Dance Theater Collective.
- Music performed by the choral students from the Brooklyn Music School.
- Jazz performances by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Jasmine Wilson and Melvis Santa.
- African dance and Brooklyn hip-hop, led by instructor Azriel Wallace, sponsored by the Brooklyn Public Library.
- Performances by the Brooklyn United Marching Band.
- Food by Kinky Taco Truck.
The free celebration is open to all, and the adjacent Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be open for regular admission throughout the day.
Monday, June 19, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm Circle, Brower Park, Kingston Avenue and Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Friends of Brower Park, Students from the Brooklyn Music School and the Àṣẹ Dance Theater Collective, Jasmine Wilson, and Melvis Santa, the 2022-2023 winners of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Leaders Fellowship, Azriel Wallace, Brooklyn United Marching Band
Food provided by Kinky Taco Truck
About Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Inspired by the energy and diversity of our borough, Brooklyn Children’s Museum creates experiences that ignite curiosity, celebrate identity, and cultivate joyful learning. Founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for families. Proudly based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, BCM serves 300,000 children and caregivers annually with exhibits and programs grounded in visual arts, music and performance, natural science, and world cultures. For more information, visit www.brooklynkids.org.
About Friends of Brower Park
Friends of Brower Park is an organization that works to implement former NYC Parks Commissioner George V. Brower’s vision to preserve a human connection to the natural world in a rapidly urbanizing community by preserving a small bit of natural parkland for human enjoyment and exploration through partnerships with the NYC Department of Parks, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, local schools, and cultural organizations. In a time of human-caused climate change, it is more important than ever to restore the park’s native plant infrastructure. The Friends of Brower Park provides authentic experiences and activities with the purpose of educating our community about the sensitive natural ecosystems that define the park and the economic, cultural, and health benefits this beautiful green space provides to the Crown Heights Community.