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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Mayor Broome Announces Upcoming Summer of Hope Community Events

Baton Rouge, La. — June 8, 2023 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the latest events for Summer of Hope. This 15-week, community-led initiative operating under Safe Hopeful Healthy Baton Rouge aims to promote peace, create opportunities, and spread joy throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. 

"As we approach the Juneteenth Holiday, Baton Rouge is filled with even more events centered around joy, peace, and unity within our community," says Mayor Broome. "I invite all residents to join me in celebrating the significance of Juneteenth, a day that symbolizes freedom, resilience, and progress. It is a time for us to reflect on our shared history, honor the struggles and triumphs of the past, and embrace the diversity that enriches our community."

Mayor Broome encourages everyone to explore the local events and activities happening during Juneteenth and Summer of Hope at summerofhopebr.com.

The Summer of Hope initiative focuses on areas within the community that are at high risk for violence or considered at risk. Mayor Broome urges residents to actively participate, as these events will serve as a powerful means to spread joy and hope within our community.

 

Postponed event:

WHAT: POSTPONED Community Public Safety Roundtable
WHO: Baton Rouge Community Street Team (BRCST)
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 8
WHERE: MLK Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 

 

Upcoming events: 

WHAT: Neighborhood Arts Project
WHO: LSU Museum of Art
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, June 9
WHERE: Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

WHAT: The 6th Annual Pedaling for Peace
WHO: Mayor Pro Tempore LaMont Cole
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, June 9
WHERE: Shoppers' Value, 5355 Government Street to MLK Center

 

WHAT: Kid Fest 2023
WHO: CADAV, Scotlandville CDC
WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10
WHERE: Scotlandville Parkway at Bradley Rd. and Veterans Memorial Blvd.; 3200 Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70813
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kidfest-registration-tickets-624389163797?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

 

WHAT: Levitt Amp Baton Rouge Music Series: For Our Health
WHO: Scotland Saturdays
WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10
WHERE: Scotlandville Plaza, 8551 Scotland Avenue

 

WHAT: Neighborhood Arts Project
WHO: LSU Museum of Art
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 13
WHERE: New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

 

WHAT: Neighborhood Arts Project
WHO: LSU Museum of Art
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 14
WHERE: Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, 346 E. Buchanan St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

WHAT: Neighborhood Arts Project
WHO: LSU Museum of Art
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 15
WHERE: Village Resource Center, 765 N. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

WHAT: Neighborhood Arts Project
WHO: LSU Museum of Art
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, June 16
WHERE: Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St., Baton Rouge, LA 70805

 

WHAT: Juneteenth Program: The Preacher, The Performer, and The Professor: How African Americans Found Liberation Post Emancipation Through The Arts, Politics, and Religion
WHO: LSU Museum of Art, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Beta Iota Lambda and Xi Nu Lambda Chapters
WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15
WHERE: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St.

 

WHAT: Juneteenth Unity Fest: Black in Bloom
WHO: Various
WHEN: 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, 
WHERE: Galvez Plaza, 238 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70801

 

WHAT: 19th Annual Terral C. Jackson, Sr. Ol' Skool Variety Greek Show
WHO: National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Baton Rouge
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, June 16
WHERE: Southern University F.G. Clark Activity Center
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-annual-terral-c-jackson-sr-ol-skool-variety-greek-show-tickets-599979523907?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

 

WHAT: Gus Young Juneteenth
WHO: State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle
WHEN: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, June 17
WHERE: Gus Young BREC Park, 4200 Gus Young Ave.


WHAT: For Da Culture Juneteenth Celebration
WHO: Blackhouse Agency and Soulfree
WHEN: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 17
WHERE: Boil & Roux, 11777 Coursey Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

 

WHAT: Juneteenth Freedom Fund Gala "Free At Last Yet The Work Continues"
WHO: Baton Rouge Branch NAACP
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave.

 

WHAT: Levitt Amp Baton Rouge Music Series: For Our Ancestors/ Juneteenth
WHO: Scotland Saturdays
WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17
WHERE: Scotlandville Plaza, 8551 Scotland Avenue

 

WHAT: Movies on the Plaza: Space Jam
WHO: East Baton Rouge Parish Library
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, June 16
WHERE: Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

 

WHAT: The C.O.N.N.E.C.T.
WHO: Broad Innovation Marketing Firm
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18
WHERE: Longfellow BREC Park, 5201 Longfellow Dr.

 

WHAT: Old South Baton Rouge Juneteenth Art and Culture Festival
WHO: Various
WHEN: Monday, June 19, 2023, Time TBA
WHERE: Eddie Robinson Dr.

 

WHAT: Community-Based Public Safety Ecosystem Meeting
WHO: Safe Hopeful Healthy BR
WHEN: 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20
WHERE: River Center Branch Library
REGISTER: cbpsecosystem.eventbrite.com


WHAT: Light Up the Night - Youth Night Basketball League Tournament
WHO: Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor Pro Tem LaMont Cole and Jeff Jones 3D Basketball Camp
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28
WHERE: Madison Preparatory Academy, 1555 Madison Ave.

 

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