Juneteenth in Southern California: Celebrate with these arts and culture events

From Leimert Park's annual celebration to Segerstrom's first year of festivities, commemorations of Juneteenth will feature Black art across the region

6/19/2021 8:42:00 PM

From Leimert Park's annual celebration to Segerstrom's first year of festivities, commemorations of Juneteenth will feature Black art across the region

From Leimert Park's annual celebration to Segerstrom's first year of festivities, commemorations of Juneteenth will feature Black art across the region.

Segerstrom Center for the Artsis partnering with theInstitute of Black Intellectual Innovationat Cal State Fullerton to present its first Juneteenth event. “Freedom in Full Bloom: A Juneteenth Celebration” features a performance by the Dembrebrah Drum and Dance Ensemble, a creative gardening workshop and poetry reading, among other activities celebrating Black culture from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The event, $10 per pod (up to six people per pod), will be at Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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The 31stPomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festivalfeatures jazz, R&B and gospel music, plus a performance by Pomona’s first poet laureate, David Judah Oliver. The free in-personruns noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Ganesha Park, 1575 White Ave., Pomona. The group is also hosting a virtual event Saturday.

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