Photo Credit: MSS 281-005.3, Houston Public Library, HMRC
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Celebrating the 2017 Opening of Emancipation Park and Juneteenth: Schedule of Events- Jun 14-Jun 19, 2017

Photo Credit: MSS 281-005.3, Houston Public Library, HMRC

 

2017 Juneteenth
Schedule of Events

Celebrating the Opening of Emancipation Park and Juneteenth

 

The Lonal X. Robinson  Freedom All-Stars Talent Show
11 amFree Admission
Hosts: Friends of Emancipation Park
Location: Third Ward Multi-Purpose Center
Registration begins at 10 am**
Youths ages 5-19 compete for the Emancipation Park Freedom Awards

Entry fees:
Free to Parks Dept. Kids
$10 for individuals
$25 groups 2-10
$50 for groups 11+

Friday, June 16, 2017

Children’s Historical Fun Day
10 am – NoonFree Admission
Hosts: Friends of Emancipation Park
Location: Emancipation Park
Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, Games
Free Market Square
4-8 pmFree Admission
Hosts: Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC)
Location: 2310 Elgin, Houston, Texas 77004. Next to the Historic Eldorado Building in the Field of Vision (grass lot at Elgin and Bastrop)
Vendor market and DJ

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Emancipation Area 44th Annual Parade
9 -10 am
Hosts: Friends of Emancipation Park
Location: Wheeler and Ennis to Emancipation Park
Parade starts at Wheeler and Ennis (at TSU), heads west on Wheeler, then north on Emancipation Avenue toward the Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004
City of Houston’s Emancipation Park Re-Dedication Program
10  – 11 am
Hosts: City of Houston and Emancipation Park Conservancy
Location: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004
Entertainment
11 am  – 12: 30 pm
Mayor Sylvester Turner to speak followed by other dignitaries
12: 30 – 5 pm
Community Festival
Drama, vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists, art, food

Free Market Square
12 – 8 pm
Hosts: Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC)
Location: 2310 Elgin, Houston, Texas 77004. Next to the Historic Eldorado Building in the Field of Vision (grass lot at Elgin and Bastrop)
Vendor market and live music

Walking Tour of Art Installations & Artist Talk
6 pm
Hosts: Project Row Houses and the EEDC
Location: Meet at the southeast corner of Emancipation Park (across from the Eldorado Ballroom)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Emancipation Avenue
8:30 – 9:30 am
Hosts: City of Houston and Emancipation Park Conservancy
State of Texas Representative Garnet Coleman and other dignitaries

Emancipation Park’s 145th Juneteenth Celebration
10 am – 5 pm
Hosts: City of Houston and Emancipation Park Conservancy
Location: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004
Music, arts, recreation, food, entertainment

Free Market Square
4 – 8 pm
Hosts: Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC)
Location: 2310 Elgin, Houston, Texas 77004. Next to the Historic Eldorado Building in the Field of Vision (grass lot at Elgin and Bastrop)
Vendor market, poet, storyteller, and bands

Walking Tour of Art Installations & Artist Talk
6 pm
Hosts: Project Row Houses and the EEDC
Location: Meet at the southeast corner of Emancipation Park (across from the Eldorado Ballroom)

For more information:
See the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ #7) at www.ostalmeda.com/site/
or call 713-522-5154

For information on the Parade and activities sponsored by the Friends of Emancipation Park, see:
www.EmancipationUSA.com or info@emancipationusa.com

Related Event:
Free Market Square | June 16th – July 4th
Specific dates and times below
Vendor Market at Bastrop and Elgin adjacent to the Eldorado Ballroom
Sponsored by Emancipation Economic Development Council and Project Row Houses
Food vendors highlighted on Fridays.
See http://emancipationhouston.org/freemarketsquare

June 16, Friday | 4-8 pm
June 17, Saturday | 12-8 pm
June 19, Monday | 4-8 pm
June 23, Friday | 4-8 pm
June 24, Saturday | 12-8 pm
June 30, Friday | 4-8  pm
July 1, Saturday | 12-8 pm
July 4, Tuesday | 4-8 pm

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