Juneteenth Celebration

The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 19 at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave, Washington, DC, 20017). We will engage in mindfulness activities, yoga, arts and crafts, and more from 10am – 12pm. The event is open to all families and students.

Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration commemorating the end of slavery and June is national Pride Month, which promotes the affirmation and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. This event seeks to highlight the importance of intersectionality, centering the unique experiences of our LGBTQ+ Black youth and to affirm them.

Below are details for the event:

WHEN: Saturday, June 19 (10am – 12pm)

WHERE: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave, Washington, DC, 20017)

REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/2TbHqdK

Note: We will gather in the grass area adjacent to the Rec Center.

CLOSEST METRO STOP: Brookland Metro CUA (Red line)


  • 10th St NE + Randolph St NE
  • 12th St + Michigan Ave
  • Michigan Ave NE + 12th St NE
  • Quincy St NE + 12th St NE
  • Brookland-CUA; Fort Totten

PARKING: Recreation Center and Street Parking

Some reminders on what to wear and bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothing suitable for yoga or other physical activities
  • If you are not vaccinated, please bring a mask
  • A yoga mat (if you have one), though we will provide temporary mats to guests

Register NOW for our #Juneteenth Celebration! @DCSBOE @Ward5EEc @dcpspublicschools @FriendshipPCS @DCOmbuds @DC_Advocate invite you for a day of fun in the sun to meet and celebrate our LGBTQ+ Black Youth. Don’t forget your mat & a friend as we come together to focus on the intersectionality of race and sexuality.