Juneteenth celebrations set in Santa Barbara County this weekend | Local News

ByTommie C. Curtis

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Three absolutely free public celebrations of Juneteenth are planned this weekend in Santa Barbara County, just one every in Lompoc and Solvang on Saturday and a different on Sunday in Santa Barbara.

Here’s an overview of every celebration:

Set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ryon Park, 800 W. Ocean Ave., the celebration will feature keynote speaker Brooke Russell, an experimental particle physicist operating as an Owen Chamberlain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Physics Division in Berkeley.

Russell was one particular of the initially 100 Black girls in the United States and first Black girl at Yale College to gain a doctorate in physics.

The celebration will feature a few historic reenactments, remembrances from authorities officers, information about slavery and other profiles, audio, poetry and dance performances, game titles for small children and older people, children’s storytelling and a puppet demonstrate, arts and crafts, products for sale and shows by nonprofit companies.

A bake-off will also get area for peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and purple velvet cake, and meals will be obtainable for acquire from distributors.

Santa Barbara County General public Overall health Department’s cell vaccination clinic will be on hand to present COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

The celebration is sponsored by the Nationwide Affiliation for the Advancement of Coloured Individuals, frequently regarded as the NAACP, for Santa Maria and Lompoc and Collective Cultures Making Alter, or C4 Lompoc.

It is monetarily supported by the Fund for Santa Barbara’s Racial Fairness Fund and Santa Barbara County.

For more details, get hold of NAACP President Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt at 805-448-7869.

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All of Santa Ynez Valley will celebrate Juneteenth from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Solvang Park on Mission Push at Initially Street downtown.

Attendees can appreciate a comprehensive Southern-type food at the celebration if they signal up in progress by checking out www.juneteenthsyv.com.

But other activities that have to have no signups will include a children zone, stay audio and dancing as well as a exclusive general performance and storytime by Princess Tiana.

Families are invited to bring blankets to enjoy the night routines.

The celebration is offered by Madi’s Treasure Box, and additional facts is out there on the web-site.

The Juneteenth celebration will be a block bash from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Funk Zone, the traditionally Black section of Santa Barbara, in the 200 block of Gray Avenue amongst East Montecito Avenue and East Yanonali Avenue.

“Caring for the People” is the topic of this year’s occasion that will aspect cost-free food for up to 200 people today, are living performances by neighborhood groups and individuals, the return of the Black/African-American Artisan Market and a Youngsters Zone with Princess Tiana.

Black performers will incorporate Vivian Storm, Miriam Dance, Talitha Garbielle, the Knew Vibe, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and DJ Tim Stone, with Jacquelyn Chin serving as the emcee.

The function will involve a “context statement” that will relate the Black historical past of Santa Barbara, and attendees are invited to share artifacts, discuss about their family members and show mementos.

A cell COVID-19 vaccination clinic will also be on-web page, and foods will be readily available for purchase from distributors.