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Juneteenth: A South Pearl Street Festival

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  • man speaking on microphone
  • little girl with microphone
  • people in the street
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Juneteenth: A South Pearl Street Festival runs from Noon-5:00 PM on June 22, bringing together the community, cultural organizations, and entrepreneurs to commemorate slavery’s abolition in the US, and celebrate South Pearl Street’s vibrancy.

Free and open to the public, activities will take place between 135 and 165 South Pearl Street, and on Herkimer Street between South Pearl Street and Franklin Street.

Performers will include Jahquai "Quadi" Oliver, Rodney "Rod" Davis, H.I.P. H.O.P. Dance Group, and Darien "Poetic Visionz" Gooden with the celebration also consisting of open houses at the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region (135 S Pearl Street), The Albany Coliseum (153 S Pearl Street), and Root3d (165 S Pearl Street); an Albany Fire Department fire truck on-site; the Albany Police Department Mobile ID unit, which provides children with identification cards, emergency contact protocol, and fingerprinting services; a bounce house located in The Albany Coliseum's parking lot; and vendors lining the street.

This event is rain or shine.

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