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Annual Juneteenth Celebration @ Carlyle House Historic Park

Wednesday, June 19, 6 to 8pm


Join us for our annual Juneteenth celebration on Wednesday, June 19 in collaboration with The Carlyle House, and poet, author, and Athenaeum Poet in Residence, KaNikki Jakarta.

The event will be held outside on the lawn of the Carlyle House located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Discover the history of Juneteenth through hands-on activities, art, history, and poetry readings. Activities are part of the planned offerings for the day that marks the liberation of Black Americans on June 19, 1865.

For this Celebration we are thrilled to present Hostess KaNikki Jakarta and three magnificent Artists: Ayanna Gallant, 13 of Nazareth, and The Healacist HipHop Momma Princess Best. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with the poets after and in-between. The Athenaeum is offering Adinkra printmaking activities for all ages and artisan vendors include Harvey Fitz, Day and Night Cereal Bar VA, RPJ Studios Reshada Pullen-Jireh, and Khush Designs. 

Carlyle House displays, include information about research to date on the enslaved individuals owned by John Carlyle and his descendants, and a scavenger hunt give visitors the chance to learn more about our country’s second independence day. 

The Carlyle house is located at 121 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA The museum will be open during the Juneteenth event.  More information can be found Here  or call 703-549-2997.

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Mask-Making Workshop with Artist David Camero

Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 21

Part 1 session: 1 - 3 pm

Part 2 session: 1 - 3 pm


Join us for an exciting and artistic adventure at our Mask Making Workshop where you can design and create unique masks that reflect your creativity! Led by a talented artist, David Camero, who is currently exhibiting Coroto: Masks of Power at the Athenaeum Gallery, this workshop is divided into two parts for mask making and drying, and decorating purposes. This free workshop promises a fun-filled experience for participants of all ages. 


Please note that space is limited and your RSVP is required.

Email to reserve your space!

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Angels and Demons: Violin Masterworks

performed by Michael De Sapio

Sunday, June 30, 2pm



Angelic sweetness and demonic fury have both been part of the violin's personality for ages. Violinist Michael De Sapio takes you down some lesser-known byways of the repertoire for solo violin. Hear works by Pierre Rode, Benjamin Godard, Arthur Honegger, Richard Rudolf Klein, and Eugène Ysaÿe's spectacular and haunting Solo Sonata No. 2 to mark the centenary of its composition.

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