Juneteenth: More Than A Month Festival!
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
4519 Rhode Island Avenue
About The Event:
Come celebrate Juneteenth at our More Than A Month Festival, a jubilant journey through Black history and Black futures! #MoreThanAMonth affirms and supports all that we do and all we have done.
PGAAMCC is ‘A Home for Excellence’’ and we proudly present #MoreThanAMonth, a four day festival full of joy, cultural excitement and entertainment for the whole family. Our 2019 theme is inspired by the honorable Marcus Garvey’s quote, “Up You Mighty Race, Accomplish What You Will!” We recognize past accomplishments across the African diaspora, and seek to empower Black futures, innovators, and community influencers.
#MoreThanAMonth festival brings the spirit of Pan Africanism alive, with informative chats, live entertainment, wellness + sports, food and fun! Learn, Create, Connect @PGAAMCC.
Sunday, June 16th 2-5pm
Sunday Scholar Brunch $25
Fatherhood: the significance in the 21st century. A biographical and historical evaluation of the concept of fatherhood with Robert Rouse.
Robert Rouse is a native Washingtonian, who has been married to Denise for thirty-two years. They are the proud parents of two wonderful young women. While serving as a firefighter he mentored numerous young men and boys for more than two decades. Though his parents divorced in his youth, he maintained contact with his father and sought out, albeit subconsciously, positive men in the community and school to emulate. Those years were impactful, thus in adulthood he began in earnest providing a positive example to others in his community.
***Tickets sold on Eventbrite***
Wed. June 19, 6-9pm
From U Street to the Cotton Club FREE for all POC/$10 suggested donation
“Take the A-Train” on a musical journey through DC’s thriving live music scene. U Street roaring nightlife, mirrored the most famous of Harlem clubs, hear song covers of Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and DC’s own Duke Ellington from ‘In Series’ local talents, Krislynn Perry, Nigel Rowe and Reenie Codelka on piano. Hear hit tunes, such as: Minnie The Moocher, I’ve Got The World on A String, Stormy Weather, Ain’t Misbehavin’ & More!
Following is a #FortheCulture Conversation moderated by Tamara Jade w/ Creators Coalition panelists + Andre Taylor + Elena Branker of on.us.tees, Jamari Shelton, & Tony Keith
Thurs. June 20, 6-9pm FREE
The Observable Universe by Education Curator Dr. Synatra Smith
Reimagine time and space through technology and fantasy! The Observable Universe is an interactive discussion of Afrofuturist films throughout the Diaspora from the 1970s to the present. We explore such films as Touki Bouki, Space Is the Place, and City of God. Share, engage, and be inspired to create your own Afrofuturist observable universe!
Featuring a special DMV Youth Pop Up Exhibition by 365EYL Project & Somerset Prep!
Fri. June 21, 6-9pm
Summer Solstice Fashion Show (6-7:00 pm) + Afterparty (7:00-9pm)
Cost: $15 (fashion show entry w/ 1 free drink), $25 (fashion show entry, after party, 1 free drink, gift bag, Soul Illuminance cup)
PGAAMCC presents Summer Solstice Fashion Show!
Experience Black Star Fashions and walk the red carpet, and celebrate summer green designs from featured multi-media artist, Quest Skinner. Coming off of a Catharsis installation on the National Mall, Quest is bringing vibrant, colorful, decadent, and transformative designs to PGAAMCC’s #MoreThanAMonth festival. Join us as we celebrate Black beauty, Black fashion, and Black creatives all year round.
Her style is “influenced by seeing ourselves as a full spectrum of colors, shapes, and spirits. The clothing collection is West African, Apache, and modern infused fabrics with lines that flatter all shapes and sizes”. You don’t want miss it!
***Tickets sold online + at the door***
Sat. June 22, 12-7pm FREE You are invited to the cookout!
PGAAMCC, Creators Coalition, JessBeCreative, On Us Tees, and Museum Hue, bring to you a Block Party for the whole family! Music, Games, Trivia, Food, Vendors, and Live Art will fill PGAAMCC’s parking lot and outdoor pavillion. And if you can’t take the heat come inside and experience our 3 galleries, with exclusive talks with artists and community leaders on Education, Wellness, and Financial Literacy.