About Juneteenth Cincinnati:
Juneteenth, an annual holiday on June 16th commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. Cincinnati's Juneteenth tradition began in 1988 as a neighborhood festival in Kennedy Heights, attracting some 1500 participants to Daniel Drake Park. Over the years, the annual Festival now held in Eden Park has continued to reflect its origins in a racially integrated community, offering diverse, family-centered, free activities such as traditional storytelling, music, dance, food, cultural activities, a sweet potato pie bake-off, and more. More information at www.juneteenthcincinnati.org.
About Kennedy Heights Arts Center:
The mission of Kennedy Heights Arts Center is to enhance the life of the surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity and build community. Founded in 2004, the community arts center provides arts education programs, exhibitions, and cultural events for more than 5,000 youth and adults annually. Kennedy Heights Arts Center receives annual operating support from Artswave and the Ohio Arts Council. More information at