Norton Museum of Art
Join the Norton for a Juneteenth kickoff at Art After Dark on June 16, from 5 to 10 p.m. In addition to docent-led tours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., guests can create their own works inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat using recycled materials, crayons, and oil pastels during an Open Studio session led by teaching artist Aurora Rincon. At 7 p.m., Larry Johnson’s Essence of Motown will bring the sounds of Motown to the Norton. Tickets are $5-$10.
On June 17, join the museum for Juneteenth Community Day from 12 to 5 p.m. This intergenerational event celebrates freedom and spotlights the African American experience with live musical performances, spoken word, film screenings, dance, gallery talks on art by African American artists, storytelling, and art-making activities. The event is free and registration is available here.
Spady Culture Heritage Museum
Donna Singer and the 18-piece Diamond Jazz Orchestra will pay tribute to Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and other big band greats during A Tribute to Count Basie, kicking off at 7 p.m. on June 17. Doors open at 6 p.m.
All proceeds from this benefit concert, held in commemoration of Juneteenth, will go toward underwriting programming and events of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Tickets are $50 per person and $80 per couple. The concert will take place rain or shine. Click here to purchase tickets.
Rohi’s Readery in West Palm Beach will present Juneteenth: Freedom Through Joy, an evening celebration honoring Black excellence on June 17, from 4:15 to 8 p.m. The event kicks off with Beats and Sounds of African Music Dance on the lawn from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a storytime and activity for little ones from 5:30 to 6 p.m. At 5 p.m., The Readery will host a spirit walk and ancestral connection event with community advocate Blance Williams. For a full list of the evening’s activities and to RSVP for the free community event, click here. The event also marks the two-year anniversary of Rohi’s Readery.