Juneteenth Celebrations

Juneteenth Celebrations

June 19, 2021
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Miami Beach, FL 33139

In 2020, the City of Miami Beach commemorated the 155th Juneteenth Independence Day by holding a ceremony at Pride Park and planting a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree to forever remember the day in 1865 that all enslaved black people learned they had been freed from bondage and to celebrate Black lives and contributions to the city. The following events will take place to commemorate Juneteenth in the City of Miami Beach:

  • Zen and the Art of Juneteenth
    Monday, June 14 at 7 PM
    The Betsy Hotel, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. The virtual program features community leaders discussing the history and meaning of Juneteenth. Speakers include Dr. Valerie Patterson, DeAnne Connolly Graham, attorney André L. Williams, Heather Shaw and Kunya Rowley. Click here for event details.
  • Juneteenth: Discussing the History, Meaning, and How Its Celebrated
    Virtual Talk on Tuesday, June 15 | 6 PM
    Stream live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofmiamibeach
    The talk will be moderated by: Kunya Rowley, Founder and Artistic Director of Hued Songs and Janey Tate, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of HyLo News Miami. They will be joined by guest speaker: Dr. Robert Morris, Broward College Professor
  • City of Miami Beach presents : Juneteenth Day of Freedom
    Second annual event at the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree, which was planted in 2020
    Saturday, June 19 | 9 AM – 10AM
    Pride Park, 1809 Meridian Avenue
    Performances by Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns, Jim Gaisor with students from New World School of the Arts and the Peter London Global Dance Company
    Ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofmiamibeach
  • Juneteenth Food Festival with the Hungry Black Man and Miami Beach Parks & Recreation
    Saturday, June 19 | 12 PM – 7 PM
    North Shore Sand Bowl | 7275 Collins Avenue
    Bring your appetite to sample an array of Black American and vegan soul food as well as Afro-Caribbean favorites, and then dance the afternoon away to the sounds of a dynamic music set as the kids enjoy the interactive children’s play village. Admission is free, food and drinks will be sold.
  • The Juneteenth Experience at the Bandshell
    Join us for an evening of song, dance, and spoken word. The final Juneteenth Experience performance takes place at the historic North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, on Saturday, June 19 and will unfold the story of Juneteenth past, present, and future. Directed by Michelle Grant-Murray with the musical direction of Wilkie Ferguson, III, the performance will feature a cast of 10 artists using their talents to tell one Juneteenth story. Dance, Spoken word, and song create the foundation for a celebratory, multidisciplinary performance, fusing new existing works. For more information and to RSVP visit, www.juneteenth.miami/joinus

    • Juneteenth Film Screening: “My Black Body Is”
      6 PM – 7 PM
    • Live Performances
      7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
  • Jazz In The Lobby at The Betsy
    Saturday, June 19 | 6 PM – 11 PM
    The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive
    Featuring pianist Allen Paul, vocalists Carole Ann Taylor, Leesa Richards, Brenda Alford and Nicole Yarling. Click here for details.
  • Poetry & Music at The Betsy
    Saturday, June 19 | 9 PM – 9:30 PM
    The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive
    Poetry and spoken word with Rebecca “Butterfly Vaughs, Geoffrey Philip and saxophonist Gregory LeDon. Click here for details.