The Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its Juneteenth commemoration "Let's Talk", in unison with the International Day of Drumming and Healing on June 19. From sun up until sundown, a number of celebratory events, performances, fests and more will take place throughout the city.
Join one or join all, the celebration doesn't end until 9:00pm. Most events are free of charge with the exception to a few ticketed performances.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM - North Claiborne Avenue at Caffin Avenue Kick off the drum caravan along N. Claiborne Avenue. The beating won't stop until they make it to Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
11:00 AM - The Donald Harrison Senior Museum Join the Congo Kids, Young Guardians of the Flame and Silence is Violence for a special performance at the Donald Harrison Sr. Museum.
12:00 PM - Ashè Power House Theater After a morning of caravaning, head over to the Ashè's theater youth-exclusive showing of The Other Black History.
3:00 PM - Congo Square The historic and culturally significant Congo Square will serve as the backdrop to the Citywide International Day of Drumming & Healing Ceremony.
6:00 PM - Le Musee de fpc Later in the evening, make your way to Musee de fpc for an abbreviated showing from the theatrical production of Code Noir, an outdoor historical drama
7:00 PM - Ashè Power House Theater Wrap up the day with a public showing of The Other Black History, at the Ashè theater. Tickets can be purchased here.
For more information on Juneteenth and the International Day of Drumming + Healing, visit here. And for more additional Juneteenth events, check out our Juneteenth holiday page on NewOrleans.com