Santa Cruz Juneteenth 25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 11 2016 from 11:30am - 5:00pm

Laurel Park at Louden Nelson Community Center



Santa Cruz Juneteenth is 25 yrs old! Come acknowledge the Emancipation Proclamation and celebrate our anniversary on June 11th at Laurel St Park behind the Louden Londen Nelson Center as we celebrate "The Fabric of the Community"!

This years performers include: * Sista Monica Band Tribute Band with Terrie Odabi and Tammi Brown * Rich Tycoon's All Original Showcase * Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir * WVG with Daoud Anthony * RevDeborah L. Johnson - Spoken Word * Gregory Speed Sr. - Spoken Word * Lee Earl * Kaya Johnson - Classical Vocalist *Live - DJ M.L.E. WAX * Live Painting by Elijah Pfotenhauer - Painted Ladder * Special warm up fitness session with Trenise Pot (Truly Toned) and Eugenia Rice (Soca/Zumba)

Double Dee's Brass Band will lead the Juneteenth Parade starting at 11:30 from the Museum of Art and History. Enjoy delicious soul food, basketball skills contest with Santa Cruz Warriors mascot Mavriks, non-profits ABC/African-American Community Health Group of the Central Coast Health Fair, NAACP Santa Cruz and the annual sack race!

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History will also host a Pop Up Museum that day. What's a Pop Up Museum? The theme of the Pop Up will be "African American contributions to Santa Cruz County, and will feature all of YOUR contributions to this temporary exhibit. The community is invited to bring their objects, photos, letters and words, or artworks that fits this theme to share in our fun Pop Up Museum experience. MAH Staff will be on hand to help you display your object and create a label that helps you tell your story. Contact Sandino Gomez for more details:

Basketball Skills Contest - Harbor High basketball coach, Lee Earl along with Parks and Recreation staff will lead kids and adults in fun, basketball skill-oriented games. Prizes will be provided by the Santa Cruz Warriors! • 3-Point Shoot Out - 12:00 pm • Skills Challenge - 1:00 pm • Shot Competition - 2:00 pm Sign up at the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Center Street or for more information call 831-420-6177.