4. Juneteenth Celebration June 18th  2pm-4pm (Lewis H. Latimer Museum, Queens)

The Lewis Latimer House in Flushing, Queens.

The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum in Queens, named after the Black inventor and creative, will honor Juneteenth through a series of activities and workshops that draw inspiration from Latimer’s life as a poet and writer. The free event will include a workshop for poetry and portraiture led by Brooklyn-based creative consultant Quentin Felton. 

Interdisciplinary artist Dario Mohr will also host a “Sow the Seeds” workshop. Participants will write to ancestors on seed-based paper that will be planted at the historic Old Stone House in a 2023 ceremony welcoming life from Africa, in the form of African Daisy seeds, to American military and athletic landmarks. You can register here.