From Juneteenth to the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, June is packed with historical milestones.
This weekend, check out a block party celebrating GoGo music, a pop-up market featuring Black-owned businesses and performers and an art installation outside of the National Museum of Women in the Arts commemorating women’s suffrage.
Moechella DC’s ‘Rock the Block Party’
Moechella, an organization dedicated to celebrating the culture of GoGo music in the city, is hosting a Rock the Block Party this Friday featuring music and other celebrations. If you’re looking for a variety of activities to partake in while celebrating Juneteenth, head to Audi Field in Navy Yard for Moechella’s weekend of Juneteenth celebrations. The block party will feature live workouts by Coach Kevin, a trainer and motivational speaker and performances by TCB Band, a D.C.-based GoGo band. Moechella will also be hosting other celebrations like a march from BLM Plaza to 14th Street throughout the weekend.
Audi Field, 100 Potomac Ave. SW. Runs 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Find more information here.
Juneteenth Community Day
Celebrate Juneteenth by visiting a pop-up market hosted by 3 Stars Brewing Company with music by DJ Beat Konductaz. The market will feature Black-owned businesses and performers from food and beverage vendors like Soul Mega DC brewing company, to live music and spoken word performances. The full list of vendors and performers is not published for the public, but stop by the market this weekend to discover all it has to offer.
3 Stars Brewing Company, 6400 Chillum Place NE. Runs noon to 8 p.m. Free. Reservations are recommended. Find more information here.
Head to The National Museum of Women in the Arts to look at and take pictures of ‘Her Flag’, an art installation organized by artist Marilyn Artus currently displayed on the museum’s exterior. The flag is composed of art pieces from women in the 36 states that voted to successfully ratify the 19th Amendment. Artus commissioned each artist to create a design focused on imagery related to the anniversary of women’s suffrage and their home state. She then combined each of these designs as stripes on the flag, with a large square of the top left of the flag reading ‘Votes for Women’ with stars speckled around the words to mimic the American flag.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Find more information here.
This article appeared in the June 18, 2021 issue of the Hatchet.