Juneteenth Celebration – Saturday, June 22, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Peralta Hacienda Historical Park,
2465 34th Avenue.
The celebration includes a ribbon cutting for the new Healing Garden, creekside ampitheater, renovated Peralta Creek Ramp and Community Mosaic Mural and a recreation trail. Activities will include music, historical arts & crafts for children and more. For more information, please visit www.peraltahacienda.org.
There will be hand-carved dolls from Peru.
- Friends of Negro Spirituals, leading the audience in "Wade in the Water" and other favorites
- Master storyteller Malcolm Westbrooks, with tales of his childhood wandering the safe, clean creeks of Fruitvale and the amazing adventure of his family in the South.
- In a related art installation inside the Peralta House, Walter Hood's Talking StoryHorse immerses you in the voices of Oakland's African Americans.
- Afro-Haitian Dance Performance with Yaffa in the park's Historic Core.