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Parks After Dark Returns Summer 2014; Juneteenth Festival Announced

Parks After Dark Returns Summer 2014; Juneteenth Festival Announced

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL and “PARKS AFTER DARK” return SUMMER 2014 

PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate the summer season with family and friends at Juneteenth events June 19 and June 21, 2014 and at Pasadena’s “Parks After Dark” family fun activities July 9 to August 16, 2014. 

A free screening of “A Time to Be Remembered: A Juneteenth Story,” starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center, 1435 N. Raymond Ave. as part of the Juneteenth Festival.  The film explores slavery; the people and events that led to its abolition. 

The sixth annual Juneteenth Festival runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.  This year’s celebration coincides with the Jackie Robinson Community Center’s 40th anniversary of serving the community. 

The free event will include food, arts and crafts for children and performances by Andre Ray of rhythm and blues/funk band L.T.D, Bobby Wilkerson & The All Stars, Rhythms of the Village drum and dance circle, Calvary CME Church gospel choir and more.  

For more information about the Juneteenth events, contact Jarvis Emerson at jemerson@cityofpasadena.net or (626) 744-7300.  For more information about the Parks After Dark program, contact Efrain Montes at emontes@cityofpasadena.net or (626) 744-8334. 

The City’s popular Parks After Dark Program returns Wednesday, July 9, 2014, through Saturday, August 16, 2014. People of all ages can enjoy free activities that include sports leagues, fitness classes, arts and crafts, cooking classes, teen activities, recreational swimming, as well as movies and concerts in the park. 

The public can participate in activities at three Pasadena locations: 

  • Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., (626) 744-7330 
  • Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6530 
  • La Pintoresca Teen Education Center, 1415 N. Raymond Ave., (626) 345-0708 

Activities for the 2014 season are offered 6-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 9 – Aug. 16 at Robinson Park Recreation Center.  Villa-Parke Community Center activities are 6-10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 10 – Aug. 16.  Programs are offered at La Pintoresca Teen Education Center 6-8 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, July 9 – Aug.14. 

To kick off the summer program, the Pasadena Police Department will compete against the community in a softball competition 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at Robinson Park Recreation Center. 

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena.  Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. 

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2014 #053-14 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Delana Gbenekama, Assistant Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4748, dgbenekama@cityofpasadena.net  

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Posted: 6/17/2014 12:30:00 PM