Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center is kicking off its “More Than a Month” campaign with the Juneteenth Celebration beginning on Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. with a Sunday Scholar Brunch for $25. The theme for the brunch is “Fatherhood: the significance in the 21st century.” It will be a biographical and historical evaluation of the concept of fatherhood with Robert Rouse, a native Washingtonian.
On Wednesday, June 19, from 6 to 9 p.m., experience “From U Street to the Cotton Club” for $10. “Take the A-Train” on a musical journey through The District’s thriving live music scene. Hear song covers of Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and D.C.’s own Duke Ellington from “In Series” local talents Krislynn Perry, Nigel Rowe and Reenie Codelka on piano.
On Thursday June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., Synatra Smith, the museum’s education curator, will take on a journey of “The Observable Universe.” Reimagine time and space through technology and fantasy. The Observable Universe is an interactive discussion of Afro-futurist films from the 1970s to the present.
On Friday, June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy the Summer Solstice Fashion Show for $15.
The week is capped off with the museum’s free Block Party on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 7 p.m. Music, games, trivia, food, vendors and live art will fill the museum’s parking lot and outdoor pavilion. And if you can’t take the heat come inside and experience the three galleries, with exclusive talks with artists and community leaders on education, wellness and financial literacy.