In addition to the Clearwater Festival and Father’s Day, this weekend we celebrate our newest federal holiday, Juneteenth National Independence Day.

Carnegie Hall presents Live with Carnegie Hall: Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 19, 7:30pm
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. leads this celebration, along with Tamara Tunie and special guests Wayne Brady, Martin Luther King III, and Annette Gordon-Reed — to recognize the importance of this historic day and to acknowledge the long road still ahead.
Click for more information about the Juneteenth Celebration at Carnegie Hall

Jacob Burns Film Center presents Daughters of the Dust: Juneteenth Screening
One Night Only: Saturday, June 19, 7:30pm
Live at the JBFC Theater in Pleasantville
Julie Dash’s landmark film, Daughters of the Dust, was the first feature directed by a Black woman filmmaker to receive a wide release. It was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991 and resonates today, most recently as a major influence on Beyoncé’s video album Lemonade.
Click here to buy tickets for Daughters of the Dust

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents Ailey Celebrates Juneteenth
Now through Tuesday, June 22, 7pm
Streaming on-demand
The Ailey Juneteenth Celebration features performance highlights from Alvin Ailey’s Cry and Revelations, as well as Rennie Harris’ Lazarus. It also features a discussion of the historical significance of Juneteenth and why Americans of all races should celebrate it. Free to watch on the Ailey website and YouTube.
Click here to view on Ailey All Access

International Festival of Arts & Ideas presents the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Friday, June 18, 8:30-10pm
The curated evening includes an additional event, Imagine Beginnings, from 7-8:30pm. These free virtual events will be streamed live on Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, and the Festival’s Virtual Stage.
Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Livestream here

International Festival of Arts & Ideas presents Kodo
Wednesday, June 23, 3-4:30pm
This Japanese drumming group is a perennial audience favorite! This free virtual event will be streamed live on Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, and the Festival’s Virtual Stage.
Click to view the Kodo livestream

Our newest weekly feature, Culture Picks, celebrates the performing arts. The arts are back and there is so much to take in, both live and virtual. PAC staff member Coni Guhl is here to help you sort through it all. Each week we will post her curated selection of events featuring the artists you know and love from our Center Series, plus a sampling of stellar local experiences. Enjoy!

Photo: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (c) Paul Kolnik