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BLACK LOVE FEST HTX

  • Emancipation Park 3018 Emancipation Avenue Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)
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BLACK LOVE FEST HTX

Saturday, June 15, 2019
12 - 5 p.m.

Emancipation Park
3018 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77004

The Black School will host Black Love HTX on Saturday, June 15 at Emancipation Park, in conjunction with Emancipation Park Conservancy’s Juneteenth Celebration. Supported by Project Row Houses’ Strategic Art Plan and Emancipation Park Conservancy, Black Love Fest is a free art and music festival promoting a cultural movement for Black love.

The family-friendly event will feature programming and art/activism workshops designed to use creative acts to address issues in the community. Houston’s own DJ Elevated will be performing at the festival, which will also feature performances by other musicians/performers. While at the event, attendees have the opportunity to support local merchandise and food vendors, as well as explore the different art installations.

Held at the historic Emancipation Park in Houston’s Third Ward, Black Love Fest HTX was created to highlight the importance of self-love and self-determination in Black communities, a message reinforced since the Park’s founding in 1872 by a group of church members led by local minister and former slave, Reverend Jack Yates. Since then, the site has served as the home for Houston’s annual Juneteenth celebration, which celebrates 147 years in 2019.

Black Love Fest HTX marks the first collaboration between Project Row Houses and Emancipation Park Conservancy.

For more information, please visit: blacklovefest.org.

Cost: Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.