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Event Series

Community Weekend

Friday, June 16 - Monday, June 19, 2023

Join us Juneteenth weekend to celebrate the many diverse communities of Philadelphia with a series of special events. Highlights include live music performances during Friday Night Lounge, a Saturday Night House Party, and a pull-out-all-the-stops Sunday Block Party on the East Terrace at the top of the “Rocky Steps”.

Bring the whole family to this community celebration, where admission will be Pay-What-You-Wish during normal operating hours, and only $15 for tickets to the Saturday Night House Party. Our Art Kids summer programming will be in full swing for children, and guided tours will be offered to guests wanting a closer look at the architecture of the newly renovated, Frank Gehry-designed museum buildings. Local artisan makers and chefs will help us curate the event’s food and drinks. The museum will observe Juneteenth with a special dedication ceremony at nearby Mount Pleasant on Monday.

The weekend’s activities include:

Friday, June 16
Friday Night Lounge
Live music by Rashaan Rich & The JuneB All Stars
5:00–9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 17
Saturday Night House Party
Featuring performances by Rashid Zakat, lil’ dave, and Oluwafemi
6:00–10:00 p.m.
$15; includes museum admission

Sunday, June 18
Sunday Block Party
A family-friendly day of art and community
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Monday, June 19
Juneteenth Ceremony & Guided Tours at Mount Pleasant
At Mount Pleasant Historic House in Fairmount Park
Historic Marker
Plaque Dedication Ceremony: 2:00 p.m.
Guided tours: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Free Admission

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