Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 11:00a -
1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, MA 02143
Alcohol, Art, Business, Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Food, History, Kid Friendly, LGBT, Meetup, Music, Nightlife, Party, Performing Arts, Social Good
Join us in commemorating and celebrating Juneteenth at Bow Market through a showcase of Black Art and Culture
Music and performances coordinated by Brandie Blaze
11am - 5pm || Black Owned Bos. Retail Bazaar featuring House of Art & Craft, Adorn Me Africa, Ankhara by Luciana, and B. Royal Boutique
6pm - 7pm || Index - Black Like Vinyl: Spin Party w/ Vinyl Index
June is Black Music Month – circa Jimmy Carter in 1979 – and our intention is to honor the legacy of Black musical expression as an essential conduit for Black strife, melancholy, joy, and celebration. Few articulate the cultural symbiosis of music and Blackness like Hanif Abdurraqib (Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest) and Stephanie Phillips (Why Solange Matters) – two of our spotlight authors for the day. In the spirit of the best musical collabs, we’ll be partnering with Vinyl Index to offer some irresistible vinyl + book bundles because it’s Juneteenth and we love us some bundles.
7pm - 9:30pm || Index - Steam Power Hour: Black Poetics After Dark
If Stacey Abrams can write romance novels, even the most ardent activists among us need that steamy good-good. Join us for salacious readings of romance novels, stories, and poems that center Black love, joy and pleasure. The evening will feature a rotation of readings from Black writers, dreamers, and kinksters that sent us their best smut. The wine will be pouring and Maxwell is queued.