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JUNETEENTH EVENTS

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Juneteenth Tennis Exhibition
Event will start at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, at
Kiest Tennis Center in Dallas.
A special feature this year will be our Celeb Doubles
Match, which includes State Representative (D-111)
Yvonne Davis and Dallas Mayor ProTem Chad West.
The fundraiser helps promote the Youth Outreach
Program at Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church.
A unique experience the public should more about.
For more information, contact Gemeral E. Berry, Jr., at
214-886-7000 or this email address.

Juneteenth Commemoration at Galleria
Dallas
Honoring Black lives and culture, the T-shirts
designed by Dionne commemorate June 19, 1865, the
day slaves in Texas first heard the news of President
Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation.
Galleria Dallas sourced locally owned Instant
Imprints Plano to print 250 shirts featuring the
exclusive design. The shirts will be available for
visitors at Guest Services (level 1, center court) while
supplies last. Artist Niki Dionne will be onsite to
personally distribute shirts from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on
Saturday, June 18.
WHEN: Artist Niki Dionne’s “Women Walking” –
Level One Across from Gucci
June 13-30, 2022
Commemorative Juneteenth T-Shirts designed by Niki
Dionne
June 18, 2022 while supplies last
WHERE: Galleria Dallas 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas,
TX 75240
www.galleriadallas.com

Museums/Galleries:

The Language of Beauty in African Art: The
Kimbell Art Museum’s newest exhibition explores
the idea of beauty through the languages and
perspectives of indigenous African communities and
how art informed and reflected life in sub-Saharan
Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It
features two hundred works of art including masks,
figures, sculptures, and crafted prestige objects. The
exhibition is on display through July 31. The Kimbell
will offer free admission to the exhibition on Sunday,
June 19.

Yanga: Path to Freedom in the Americas: Gaspar
Yanga led one of colonial Mexico’s first successful
slave uprisings and would go on to establish one of
the earliest free black settlements in the Americas.
The exhibition at the African American Museum of
Dallas is an overview of Yanga’s role as a liberator
and the slave trade experience in the Americas. The
show includes commissioned and collected folk art,
interactive visual displays, sounds of African drums
and videos of Afro-Mexican festivals and original
dances. It’s on view at the African American Museum
of Dallas through Oct. 21.

Frank Frazier Solo Exhibition: Pencil on Paper
Gallery is celebrating Dallas-based artist Frank Frazier
and Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18. Frazier’s mixed
media works on paper and canvas illustrate historical
moments and present Black experiences that not
only educate but unite communities at large. His
newest works, “I Still Ain’t Got No Damn 40 Acres and
Where’s the Damn Mule” will debut at the show.Film
& Theater

Miss Juneteenth: Catch a free screening of this 2020
drama Thursday, June 16 at the Huffine’s Performance
Hall in Lewisville’s Grand Theater. Directed by Fort
Worth-native Channing Godfrey Peoples, the film
is about a former beauty queen and single mom

preparing her rebellious teenage daughter for the
“Miss Juneteenth” pageant.

The Half Ain’t Never Been Told: Remembering Black
Dallas takes a look at the stories of African Americans
from Dallas’ past in this play that covers a period of
over a hundred years of Dallas history and celebrates
the birth of the National Juneteenth holiday. Catch it
on stage at the Latino Cultural Center June 17-19.

Music

Orchestra of New Spain Juneteenth Concerts:
The Orchestra of New Spain celebrates Juneteenth
with a series of special concerts spotlighting Black
composers of classical music. The concerts feature
soprano and versatile local chorus master, Alfrelynn
Roberts, in a program of traditional spirituals. The
shows happen on Thursday, June 9 at Zion Lutheran
Church in Dallas, Friday, June 10 at Lewisville’s Grand
Theater and Saturday, June 11 at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Dallas.

History

Bus Tour of Historic Dallas: Join Hidden History
DFW Sunday, June 12 for a three-hour bus tour of
historic places related to Juneteenth. You’ll visit over
20 historic sites that trace the path of the African
American journey in Dallas. The tour picks up and
drops off at the J.B. Jackson, Jr. Dart Center off MLK
Blvd.

Author Event at Lewisville Grand Theater: Denton-
based author Donald Norman-Cox speaks about his

book, “Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten
Facts” at the Grand Theater in Lewisville on
Thursday, June 16. Norman-Cox discusses the annual
Juneteenth observance and debunks the legends,
misinterpretations, and untruths about the holiday
and its inception.

Festivals/Special Events

Juneteenth Themed Game Night at South Dallas
Cultural Center: Calling all game lovers! In honor
of Juneteenth, the South Dallas Cultural Center
is hosting its first-ever trivia night on Friday, June
17. Spend an evening with friends and family as
you compete, engage, and learn about the Black
community

Celebrate Juneteenth with Dallas Public Library:
There’s a day’s worth of activities planned at the

Central branch on Saturday, June 18 including
storytelling, a concert from the South Dallas Choir, a
craft project where kids can make their own freedom
collage, and a panel discussion on the history of Deep
Ellum.

Juneteenth Celebration in Irving: The city of Irving
hosts a Juneteenth Celebration at Bear Creek Heritage
Park on Saturday, June 18. The event features live
performances from All Funk Radio Show and Moore
Melodies, a car show, face painting and food trucks.

North Texas Juneteenth Celebration: Head to
Fair Park on Saturday, June 18 for this Juneteenth
celebration that includes a march and festival. The
event features live entertainment, concessions, health
and beauty expos, a Kid Zone and tech and panel
discussions addressing topics indicative of personal
and community advancement.

Texas Black Invitational Rodeo: After the festival,
mosey on over to Fair Park Coliseum for an exciting
night of rodeo where approximately 300 African
American cowboys and cowgirls compete for prizes
in bronc and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel
racing, a Pony Express relay race and more.
Juneteenth Celebration in McKinney: The city of
McKinney celebrates Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18
at Towne Lake Park with a family-friendly event that
features live music, food trucks, a kid’s fun zone and
wellness activities.

Dallas Arboretum
Sunday, June 19
1-3 p.m. – Meet Don Tortellini, local documentarian
and photographer showcasing his Faces of Dallas and
The Village Oak Cliff series at the DeGolyer House.

2-4 p.m. Big Band, Jazz – Martin Rutchik Concert
Stage & Lawn

Father’s Day and Juneteenth programming: 10 a.m.-2
p.m.
Create a unique, torn paper work of art for your dad
or loved one. Go on “The Hunt for Animal Dads”
scavenger hunt, and search for the critters that
resemble your dad, grandpa or uncle.

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