Downtown Art, FABnyc and the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden Celebrate: Juneteenth



LES Black & Red 
by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem

a new installation celebrating Black and Indigenous histories of the Lower East Side

Free and Open to the Public

Opening: Saturday June 19th
at M’Finda Kalunga Garden’s annual Juneteenth Celebration

Rivington Street at Chrystie

includes a libation and procession to honor the unmarked Second African Burial Ground


Schedule:  all are invited to wear white!

11:45am Gathering at M’Finda Kalunga Garden

12pm Libation and procession Opening of Dennis Redmoon Darkeem Exhibition honoring African American and Indigenous LES History 

12:40     Performance by Sky Manna Band

1:00       M’Finda Kalunga Garden’s Juneteenth celebration!

1:00 and 2:00 performances by Bobby Bryan

1:30 readings and history by community members ongoing: participate in community Art projects

a Downtown Art and FABnycproject, with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NY City Council

Beyond Symbol: Culture + Reparations
Wednesday, June 16 4pm
Free, online. Register
Guest: Anusha Venkataraman, Executive Director, Racial Justice Commission, City of New York
Co-hosts: Catherine M’bali Green-Johnson, Ryan Gilliam, Amy Andrieux, Jordana De La Cruz, Ayesha Williams & Kemi Ilesanmi
Join FABnyc as they explore how a reparations process can take root in













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