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Celebrate the 10th Annual Juneteenth Festival Featuring Singer Sevyn Streeter

Join the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission for their monumental 10th annual Juneteenth festival and parade this Saturday.

The parade will kick off at 10 a.m., starting at the intersection of Chestnut and Broad Streets. The festivities will continue at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park from noon to 8 p.m. As a bonus, the Strong National Museum of Play will offer free admission as part of the celebration.

The event organizers noted the event will promote the rich tapestry of Black history at the festival, featuring various music, delectable food vendors, and engaging activities. Singer and songwriter Sevyn Streeter, a six-time ASCAP winner will take the stage at 7:15 p.m.

The opening ceremony at The Strong Museum Adams Atrium will commence at 11 a.m. and follow this schedule:

11 a.m. - A special tribute to Golden Gloves champion Algeria Johnson. News10NBC has covered her inspiring journey, which you can learn more about here.

11:30 a.m. - Elders Ceremony honoring the remarkable Queen Mother Iris Banister.

Noon - Mayukwa Kashiwa will grace us with the enchanting beats of African drums.

12:30 p.m. - Pamela Beaty Mensah will uplift our spirits with a heartfelt rendition of The Black National Anthem.

This year, the festival's theme will commemorate the 60-year-long fight for justice in Rochester. Last year, the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission welcomed over 4,000 attendees.

Don't miss this extraordinary celebration of culture, resilience, and progress.


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