Juneteenth

HONORING JUNETEENTH

At the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, we believe in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and park system. Together, we're working to create an organization and park spaces that truthfully reflect diversity, highlighting the characteristics of neighborhoods and communities, that create opportunity, that foster growth, that support our mental, physical, and emotional well-being, and that lift up all who visit.

Throughout June, we will honor Juneteenth, celebrating the emancipation proclamation, which freed all enslaved people in the United States -- a celebration that first began in 1865.

FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM GARDEN TOURS

Join our naturalist educators for a tour of the From Slavery to Freedom Garden. Learn about the garden and the importance of plants and nature in the lives of Freedom Seekers. A reflective poetry exercise, plant identification and short hike will be a part of this experience.

JUNETEENTH CONCERT

Celebrate Juneteenth in Frick Park with music featuring local Black artists. Bring a picnic, your friends and family and enjoy! This event is free to the public and family friendly. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket, and celebrate with community on the lawn of the Frick Environmental Center. Music will feature local performers Jrouz3, Najj Andrea, and Diarra Imani. This event will run on renewable energy via ZeroFossil's Solar Powered Stage, and kids energy educational interactives will be on site.

BLACK TO NATURE

Join The Schuylkill Center on June 17 for a lively panel discussion on the historic relationship of African-Americans to nature and the land, and how these relationships have been strained by societal and structural forces. They’ll highlight local organizations and individuals, including Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Director of Education, Camila Rivera-Tinsley, working to help Black people rediscover their connection to nature, and discuss how cultivating positive experiences in nature can help us heal from personal and shared trauma.

YOGA IN THE PARK

Join Naomi Ritter for a relaxing mindful yoga experience in August Wilson Park. The scenic view and nature around will create a great atmosphere for your yoga hour!

THE 13TH MOVIE PRESENTED BY THE HEINZ HISTORY CENTER

Join the Heinz History Center (virtually) on June 14 beginning at 5:30 P.M. for a presentation of "The 13th Movie."

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS HELD THROUGHOUT THE CITY

Chartier's City Juneteenth Event

June 12, 2021 - 10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Chartiers Playground 

3799 Chartiers Ave, Pittsburgh, PA. 15204

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration and City Council President Teresa Kail-Smith


Juneteenth Festival & Cookout 

June 18 - 20, 2021 - 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Mellon Park

Hosted by PGH Equality Center


Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Juneteenth "Freedom Days" Celebration

June 18 - 20, 2021 - 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Mellon Park

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration 


African American Heritage Day Fest

June 20, 2021

The Frick 

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration 


The Story and Modern Contextualization of Juneteenth

June 23, 2021 - 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Virtual 

Hear from Professor Laurence Glasco about the history of Juneteenth. Click here to learn more!


Jazz Day 

June 24, 2021 - 1:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Point State Park 

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration 


The Mission Continues - Volunteer Day

June 25, 2021 - 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Westinghouse Park   

Over the course of two days, we will clean and repaint a basketball court, install new nets, build picnic tables that are ADA accessible, and so much more! Click here to register!


The Mission Continues - Volunteer Day

June 26, 2021 - 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Westinghouse Park   

Over the course of two days, we will clean and repaint a basketball court, install new nets, build picnic tables that are ADA accessible, and so much more! Click here to register!


Gospel Day 

June 25, 2021 - 1:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Point State Park 

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration 


Grand Jubilee Parade 

June 26, 2021 - 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Downtown Pittsburgh

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration 


Nafasi's Summer Art Market

June 26, 2021 - 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

2145 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA. 15219

Hill Community Development Corporation 


Martin R. Delany Freedom Day

June 26, 2021 - 1:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Point State Park

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration 


Black Music Celebration

June 27, 2021 - 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Point State Park

Hosted by WPA Juneteenth Celebration