Juneteenth! Ivy Station on June 17

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) is a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. It marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform the enslaved African Americans of their freedom. This was two and a half years after the signing of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

Vice Mayor Yasmine McMorrin and Culver City Unified School District Board Member Triston Ezidore, in collaboration with the Wende Museum, invite the Culver City community to a FREE Juneteenth celebration and resource fair on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 11 AM to 2 PM at Ivy Station, 8840 National Boulevard, Culver City. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation and freedom of enslaved people of African descent in the United States.

With the collaboration of local artists, businesses, and organizations, Culver City’s Juneteenth event brings a day of reflection, education, and celebration. This is a free, family-friendly event and will feature resources, market vendors, kids’ activities, and food trucks. Crystal Faith will be singing the Black National Anthem, DJ Monalisa Murray, The Unwrapped Band, the West African Drummers and Dancers, and others are slated to perform during the festivities.

Parking is available under the Ivy Station Complex at 8840 National Boulevard. Consider taking the bus or using other mobility options to attend the event including the City’s Circulator that connects to the Ivy Station, adjacent to the Culver City Expo Station! Both Culver CityBus lines 1 and 7 will also bring you to the festivities! Call 310-253-6500 or visit the Culver CityBus Website to plan your trip. The City’s Next CCBus App provides real time bus locations, trip planning and bus occupancy levels. No parking is allowed in residential areas.

The event is sponsored by the City of Culver City, Amazon Studios, Westfield, Ivy Station, and others.

For more information on the history of Juneteenth, visit Juneteenth | National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute.

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