Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Peters House at Burnt Hill Park, 150 East Street, Hebron
This Juneteenth Celebration, hosted by Hebron Coalition on Diversity and Equity (CoDE) and supported in part by a $3,556 April Quick Grant, will be held June 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the historic Peters House in Hebron.
A variety of interactive educational activities will be offered for children, youth, and adults to celebrate African American culture and explore the path to freedom for all African Americans, including Hebron’s efforts to free an enslaved couple.
Performances will include African drumming and dancing with EvaE Peart and Nia Arts and a performance from the CT State Troubadour, Nekita Waller. Children’s activities include a Story Walk, face painting, paper quilt-making, and a geocache/scavenger hunt. Adults can learn about CT’s history with slavery and how to be an ally. The event is presented in collaboration with Hebron Day, RHAM Middle and High School, Douglas Library, and ShopBlackCT.