Events, exhibitions, and food to mark Juneteenth celebrations around metro Atlanta


Events, exhibitions, and food to mark Juneteenth celebrations around metro Atlanta
Moving in the Spirit will perform at the High Museum. (Courtesy High Museum)

Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, will be celebrated with a plethora of events around the metro area starting this weekend. We’ve rounded up a guide to some of the events.

Atlanta

High Museum
Wednesday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The museum will celebrate Juneteenth with free admission plus inspiring activities for all. Preregister for conversations, performances, and art-making, not to mention food, music, and giveaways that celebrate the spirit of the holiday.

Atlanta History Center
Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Through on-campus events, cooking demonstrations, museum theater and exhibitions – including More Than Brave: The Life of Henry Aaron and a pop-up experience titled Barbecue Nation – the event will highlight Juneteenth’s legacy and underscore the joyous union of food, family and community through this year’s theme, “Home Plate.” See the full schedule of events at this link.

Brookhaven

City Celebration
Tuesday, June 18, from 5-8 p.m.: The city of Brookhaven celebrates at Skyland Park with performances and activities including a Juneteenth proclamation, 40+Double Dutch Club, Harambee Dance Company, Hungry Hippo Eats, an African American-owned food truck, and more. Get more details here.

Chamblee

Juneteenth Jam
Saturday, June 15, 4-8 p.m.: Join NBMBAA Atlanta for the annual Juneteenth Jam! to raise money to support the educational endeavors of its student members. The part will be held at the Distillery of Modern Art, 2197 Irvindale Way. Tickets are $100 for members, $125 for non-members, and $1,500 for reserved tables. There will be light bites, an open bar featuring specialty crafted cocktails, and a DJ.

Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 each year, with Sandy Springs and Dunwoody coming together at City Springs. (Provided by Sandy Springs)

Sandy Springs & Dunwoody

Juneteenth Celebration
Wednesday, June 19, 5-8 p.m.: The cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody will come together at City Springs on June 19 for the annual Juneteenth Celebration. The free, family-friendly event starts at 5 p.m. with activities scheduled in Byers Theatre, the Byers Theatre Lobby, and the City Green. The tribute to freedom and liberty will showcase a performing arts production, a STEAM digital art gallery, educational activities, live music, dance, theatre, food vendors, and more. Get ore details at this link.

One Fulton Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 16, 5-9 p.m.: The Juneteenth Federation in collaboration with the Georgia NAACP and the Atlanta NAACP will mark Juneteenth with a special event at Sandy Springs Middle School. There will be live music, dance performances, cultural exhibitions, and insightful discussions. Find out more at this link.

Chefs Market at Pullman Yards

Food Events

Chefs Market at Pullman Yards
Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Pullman Yards is hosting the Chefs Market to highlight Black-owned businesses. The event is free and family-friendly.

Chattahoochee Food Works
Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.On Saturday, June 15 starting at 11 a.m., Chattahoochee Food Works will host an early Juneteenth celebration. Enjoy a vibrant evening of music and delicious food as we commemorate this important day. Join us for a celebration of freedom and culture. Find out more at this link.

Marcus Bar & Grille
Tuesday, June 18, from 5-10 p.m.: Marcus Bar & Grille is offering a Jubilee Menu with Peach BBQ Chicken with butter whipped potatoes and hot honey okra for $18.65 (the year of the first Juneteenth), Chicken & Red Velvet Waffles, a Hibiscus Martini with Bayab African Gin, and Red Velvet Pound Cake with Smoked Cherry Compote. Reservations: 470-890-1700.

The Food Studio
Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Food Studio is Atlanta’s first Black-owned, plant-based, commercial shared kitchen at Pittsburgh Yards. The Juneteenth event includes speakers, storytellers, cultural artists, and plant-based food tastings. Chef Kevin McGee will lead the groundbreaking, a reclamation of the historic agricultural site on which The Food Studio sits. Register here.

Verdure Kitchen & Cocktails
Wednesday, June 19, from 5-7 p.m.: Verdure Kitchen & Cocktails, the Midtown Atlanta restaurant renowned for its fusion of Western cuisine with African cooking techniques and ingredients, celebrates Juneteenth with half-off martinis — lychee, lavender berry, lemon drop, and African blend espresso. For $19, guests can savor a classic martini with three fresh oysters. Reservations: 404-968-9246.

 

 

 





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