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Celebrate Juneteenth 2024 Festivities

June 19, noon.
Free except the Museum tour, Media Game Lab activities, and film screenings, which are included with Museum admission of $10-$22

In celebration of the Juneteenth holiday and Black Music Appreciation Month, the Museum of the Moving Image is featuring an array of activities and screenings. Starting at noon, DJ Planet Mo will be spinning Afrobeats. At 1:00 p.m., Edge School of the Arts with LIFE Camp drummers, in partnership with Eagle Academy, will present African dances to celebrate our cultural heritage. At 4:30 p.m., Bronx-based DJ collective and community organization Uptown Vinyl Supreme will pay homage to the analog roots of music, party, and dance culture with songs by Aretha Franklin and others in honor of the 75th anniversary of R&B music.

There will also be a special Museum tour at noon focused on Black cinema and television in the Behind the Screen exhibition, where visitors can learn about “race” films produced from 1915 to the 1950s. During museum hours in the Media Game Lab, guests are invited to animate a dance scene or play two games influenced by Black musical styles PaRappa the Rapper and Rock Rap N’ Roll.

Schedule of events:

12:10 p.m.: Museum tour focused on Black cinema and television (Meet in lobby)

12:00 p.m.: Music by DJ Planet Mo (Café)

12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Animation and music video game activities (Media Game Lab)

1:00 p.m.: Dance Performance led by Edge School of the Arts with LIFE Camp drummers in partnership with Eagle Academy (Café and Courtyard)

2:00 p.m.: Screening of Juke Joint (Redstone Theater)

3:10 p.m.: Screening of The Blood of Jesus, followed by a panel discussion with Ina Archer, Dr. Michele Prettyman, and Dr. David Bering-Porter (Redstone Theater)

4:30 p.m.: Music by Uptown Vinyl Supreme (Courtyard)


36-01 35 Ave
Astoria, NY 11106 United States