El Museo del Barrio is going to Brooklyn! This Juneteenth, in celebration of the joy and resilience of the African diaspora in the US, join us for our first in-person Super Sabado, featuring roller-skating presented by Butter Roll; an art-making workshop centered on printmaking, collage and African textile patterns; a samba reggae lesson led by Calvin Aragon; and music by DJ’s Ultraviolet, Nina Vicious, and Bembona. All ages welcomed. Rain or shine.
Juneteenth, short for June 19th, is a special day that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. As a community-centered organization, we have a role in uplifting black communities, as well as confronting pervasive anti-blackness that exists in Latinx culture. This event aims to demonstrate solidarity, amplify joy, and celebrate the resilience of the Black community. On this day, we enter the space through a series of activities that pay homage to the cultural legacy of the African diaspora. We hope you can join us!
FREE ADMISSION | To RSVP, click here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Art Making Workshop | Taller de Arte
ESTAMOS BIEN | 2:15 – 3:15pm
Inspired by El Museo’s exhibition ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, explore printmaking, collage and African textile patterns, and create your own work of art.
Inspirado en la exhibición ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, explora grabados, collage, y patrones textiles Africanos y crea tu propia obra de arte.
Music | Musica
RESILIENT BEATS | All Day
Mueve el esqueleto with DJ’s Ultraviolet, Nina Vicious, and Bembona as they bring joy with their unique blend of beats.
Las DJs Ultraviolet, Nina Vicious, and Bembona traerán felicidad con sus únicas mezclas de ritmos.
Dance Workshop | Taller de Baile
RHYTHM & JOY | 2:30pm & 3:30pm
Move your body! El Puente in collaboration with CADRE (Community Artists’ Development & Resource Exchange) present a samba reggae lesson led by Calvin Aragon.
Dale movimiento a tu cuerpo! Nuestro amigos en El Puente, en colaboración con CADRE facilitarán un taller de Samba Reggae a cargo de Calvin Aragón.
Roller-Skating | Patinaje sobre ruedas
SKATE REMIX | 3-4pm (Family) & 4-6m (Open)
Dip, spin, and scissor with Butter Roll, a social enterprise focused on BIPOC wellness through roller skating and the arts, for an afternoon of self-care and wellness! Free skate rentals available by Skaterobics on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring socks. Protective gear recommended, but not provided.
Únete y haz trucos sobre ruedas junto a Butter Roll para celebrar una tarde de auto-cuidado y bienestar. Habrán patines gratis disponibles para rentar a cargo de Skaterobics. Disponibilidad sugeta a orden de llegada. Favor de traer calcetines. Se recomienda equipo de protección, pero no proporcionado.
El Museo Health & Safety Guidelines (as of 05/20/2021)
To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and to improve your experience at the Museum, please see below health and safety guidelines to consider during your next visit. For more info, click here.
For Outdoor In-Person programs: Face coverings are strongly recommended for all adults and children over the age of 2. Social distancing is encouraged, whenever possible.
About El Puente
El Puente is a community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members (youth and adult) in the arts, education, scientific research, wellness and environmental action. Founded in 1982 by Luis Garden Acosta, El Puente currently integrates the diverse activities and community campaigns of its Center for Arts and Culture and its Community Health and Environment Institute (CHE) within its three neighborhood Leadership Centers and its nationally recognized public high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. Organizing in North Brooklyn and beyond, El Puente remains at the forefront of community/youth learning and development issues and as such, initiates and impacts social policy both locally and nationally.
About Club Butter Roll
A New York social enterprise focused on BIPOC wellness through roller skating and the arts.
This program is a part of El Museo en Tu Casa, our new bilingual digital initiative encouraging visitors to explore and learn about Latino art and culture. Generously supported by Tony Bechara and the Board of Trustees, and the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund.
Photos Courtesy of Mario Ruben