Councilman Dee Andrews to Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration
2015-06-08 · By Editor
Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach Branch NAACP, and the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club will host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, on Saturday, June 13th, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach, CA
Juneteenth is memorialized as the end of slavery in the United States. “I love coming together with all nationalities to celebrate this very important part of America’s history. We have a big family style BBQ picnic” said Councilman Dee Andrews.
The celebration will showcase performances by local R & B and Funk bands. It will also host free hamburgers and hot dogs, an annual domino tournament, and youth soccer tournaments.
As a reminder, the celebration is a free open-air festival, so bring your own chairs and blankets for seating. There will be a Health Pavilion, sponsored by St. Mary Medical Center, which includes free various health screenings. Kids will enjoy a spectacular children’s area with water games, jumpers, arts & crafts and much more. There’s something for everyone at this year’s celebration!
For more information call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816.