Jun/19/2011 June 18 – 19 | The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Posted by Richard • June 19th, 2011

WHAT: The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2011, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
WHERE: Historic Fillmore District, Fillmore St between Geary Blvd and Fulton Street

Celebrating The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2011 marks the 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, the largest gathering of African-Americans in northern California. It is a popular event among the more than 440,000 black households in the Bay Area because of its historical significance to the community. This year the event returms to the Fillmore with a Parade beginning at Civic Center Plaza June 18 @ 11am, Health Fair. Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, 3 on 3 Basketball, Skate park, Games2u, and of course live entertainment, food vendors, Arts & Craft Vendors, and Community Information booths.

The mission of The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee Inc. is to continue the historical tradition of our ancestors by celebrating this holiday through education, recreational and entertainment events targeting both the African American community and the general public focusing on youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the greater Northern California regions. The San Francisco Juneteenth celebration is a multi-cultural event drawing attendees not only from local African-Americans, but all San Francisco citizens and ethnic groups. In addition, San Francisco city tour bus operators make stops at the festival bringing national and international attendees. Festival brochures are placed at the San Francisco Visitors Center. The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee maintains an office at the African American Art and Culture complex @ 762 Fulton Street that serves as administrative space and distributes SF Juneteenth year-round events information.

The “Back on the Block” theme will increase the knowledge of all Juneteenth festival attendees and website visitors about the rich past and ongoing contributions and prominence of San Francisco’s African American citizens and institutions in economic, educational and civic activities.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Office: 415.931.2729
Louis Garrett-Chairman 415.515.5732
Kevin Jefferson-Vice Chairman 510.435.8551
Website: www.sfjuneteenth.org
Email: sfjuneteenth@sbcglobal.net
762 Fulton Street, 3rd Fl, San Francisco, CA 94102
www.sfjuneteenth.org

Jun/18/2011 June 18 – 19 | The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Posted by Richard • June 18th, 2011

WHAT: The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2011, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
WHERE: Historic Fillmore District, Fillmore St between Geary Blvd and Fulton Street

Celebrating The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2011 marks the 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, the largest gathering of African-Americans in northern California. It is a popular event among the more than 440,000 black households in the Bay Area because of its historical significance to the community. This year the event returms to the Fillmore with a Parade beginning at Civic Center Plaza June 18 @ 11am, Health Fair. Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, 3 on 3 Basketball, Skate park, Games2u, and of course live entertainment, food vendors, Arts & Craft Vendors, and Community Information booths.

The mission of The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee Inc. is to continue the historical tradition of our ancestors by celebrating this holiday through education, recreational and entertainment events targeting both the African American community and the general public focusing on youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the greater Northern California regions. The San Francisco Juneteenth celebration is a multi-cultural event drawing attendees not only from local African-Americans, but all San Francisco citizens and ethnic groups. In addition, San Francisco city tour bus operators make stops at the festival bringing national and international attendees. Festival brochures are placed at the San Francisco Visitors Center. The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee maintains an office at the African American Art and Culture complex @ 762 Fulton Street that serves as administrative space and distributes SF Juneteenth year-round events information.

The “Back on the Block” theme will increase the knowledge of all Juneteenth festival attendees and website visitors about the rich past and ongoing contributions and prominence of San Francisco’s African American citizens and institutions in economic, educational and civic activities.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Office: 415.931.2729
Louis Garrett-Chairman 415.515.5732
Kevin Jefferson-Vice Chairman 510.435.8551
Website: www.sfjuneteenth.org
Email: sfjuneteenth@sbcglobal.net
762 Fulton Street, 3rd Fl, San Francisco, CA 94102
www.sfjuneteenth.org

 

Mar/27/2011 West Coast Blues Hall of Fame & Awards Show 2011

Posted by Richard • March 27th, 2011


Bay Area Blues Society and the City of Oakland present the Annual “Blues in the Schools” Fundraiser

West Coast Blues Hall of Fame & Awards Show 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011
6:00 to 10:00 pm – Awards Show
10:00 to 11:00  pm – After Party

Hilton Oakland Airport
Grand Ball Room
One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621

This event is being held to support the Bay Area Blues Society’s ongoing programs and notably, the “Blues in the Schools” Program which uses local blues musicians to teach the history of the Blues to young students and to provide instruction on the playing of musical instruments.

The West Coast Blues Hall of Fame & Awards Show honors blues, jazz and gospel artists for their contributions to the art form called Blues and to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s inductees will cover a very broad array of greats who helped to keep blues alive. Eighteen extraordinary artists will be inducted into the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame and the Bob Geddins Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the artist who has most influenced a generation of musicians. General Category Awards will be given to the best: blues singer of the year, blues guitar of the year, blues drummer of the year, etc.

This year’s show will induct notables as Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Winton Marsalis, Lonnie Brooks, Lester Chambers (Chamber Brothers), Ben Hodges (Flamingos), Minor Ellis Williams III, Barbara Taylor, Chuck Johnson (Soul Beat), Patrick Brock, Bonnie Simon, Bruno Brunecker, Church of John Coltrain and Arch Bishop Franzo King, Eddie Wilson, Henry Dalton Williams, Phil Givant and Johnny Winter.

Bob Geddins Lifetime Achievement Awarded to
Vivian Waldrup-Patterson and Julie C. Paisant

TICKETS: $30 in advance, $35 at the door – After Party Included

Purchase tickets at: www.highsierratickets.com

Feb/25/2011 Hamilton Rec Center Black History Month Celebration

Posted by Richard • February 25th, 2011

Hamilton Rec Center along with Bridge the Gap Youth Resource Agency invites you to celebrate Black History Month on

February 25
From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hamilton Rec Center
1900 Geary Boulevard

There will be artifacts, presentations, dinner, and music! Come join!

Feb/25/2011 Tribute To The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame: “Within Our Gates” and “Body & Soul”

Posted by Richard • February 25th, 2011

Details for today’s exhibit and related activities are as follows:

Mini Oscar Micheaux Silent Film Festival, “Within Our Gates” and “Body & Soul” Friday, February 25th – 7pm

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH JAZZ HERITAGE CENTER ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
“TRIBUTE TO THE BLACK FILM MAKERS HALL OF FAME, INC”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Feb 11, 2011) – The Jazz Heritage Center located in San Francisco’s Fillmore District announced that the unveiling of the newly created “Tribute To The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Inc.” exhibition will take place on Wednesday, February 16th, in the JHC’s Koret Heritage Lobby – 1330 Fillmore Street.

The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Oscar Micheaux Awards Ceremony was started in February 1974 during Black History Month by the Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Guild of the Oakland Museum to recognize the contributions of blacks to film. Because of the overwhelming support from the stars, media, community, and corporate sponsors, the programs with stated goals to research, study, teach, preserve and illuminate the contributions of Blacks to film and television, and create a change in the negative images of Blacks as they were portrayed in these powerful communication media began to encourage a new generation of independent black filmmakers.

“This story is a significant accomplishment spanning 20 years of recognition, participation and inspiration. The JHC is excited to include this tribute to its ever increasing menu of exhibits as we strive to honor the heritage of African American contributions to the arts, music and culture” – Peter Fitzsimmons, JHC Executive Director.

“Since 1974, 67 of the brightest and most accomplished actors, actresses, producers, directors and writers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. It recognizes the pioneers in the film industry who struggled against great odds to obtain a foothold in the industry.” – Douglas Rainey, Curator

Details for the exhibit and related activities are as follows:

  • The JHC’s Lush Life Gallery Opening Reception & Exhibit Viewing Kick Off on February 16th, 1320 Fillmore Street – (415) 255 7745.
  • Special Screenings in the JHC’S Media and Education Theater, 1330 Fillmore (next to Yoshi’s Box Office)
  • The History of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame – Loop DVD Presentation – from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • “A Century of Black Cinema” – Thursday, February 17th – 7pm
  • “TV in Black – The First Fifty Years” Friday, February 18th: – 7pm
  • “Oscars Black Odyssey – From Hattie to Halle” Wednesday, February 23rd – 7pm
  • Mini Oscar Micheaux Silent Film Festival, “Within Our Gates” and “Body & Soul” Friday, February 25th – 7pm

Sponsoring partner: Wells Fargo Bank

Feb/25/2011 African-American History Celebration at Cobb Elementary

Posted by Richard • February 25th, 2011

Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School invites you to our

African-American History Celebration

of recitation, poetry, and song performed by the students

Friday, February 25, 2011
1:00 pm
2725 California Street

Come be a part of this community event!
Questions? Please call 415-749-3505.

Special thanks to Vasteen Caldwell!

Feb/24/2011 Black History Celebration Event at John Muir Elementary

Posted by Richard • February 24th, 2011

Please join us for our Annual Black History celebration!

• Guest Speakers
• Entertainment from our Beacon Youth
• Delicious catered food from Minnies Bells

Location:
John Muir ES
380 Webster Street Auditorium

For more information:
Marco Diaz
415-749-2714

Date: February 24, 2011
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Western Addition Beacon Center and Western Addition Family Resource Center

Feb/23/2011 Tribute To The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame: “Oscars Black Odyssey – From Hattie to Halle”

Posted by Richard • February 23rd, 2011

Details for today’s exhibit and related activities are as follows:

“Oscars Black Odyssey – From Hattie to Halle” Wednesday, February 23rd – 7pm

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH JAZZ HERITAGE CENTER ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
“TRIBUTE TO THE BLACK FILM MAKERS HALL OF FAME, INC”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Feb 11, 2011) – The Jazz Heritage Center located in San Francisco’s Fillmore District announced that the unveiling of the newly created “Tribute To The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Inc.” exhibition will take place on Wednesday, February 16th, in the JHC’s Koret Heritage Lobby – 1330 Fillmore Street.

The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Oscar Micheaux Awards Ceremony was started in February 1974 during Black History Month by the Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Guild of the Oakland Museum to recognize the contributions of blacks to film. Because of the overwhelming support from the stars, media, community, and corporate sponsors, the programs with stated goals to research, study, teach, preserve and illuminate the contributions of Blacks to film and television, and create a change in the negative images of Blacks as they were portrayed in these powerful communication media began to encourage a new generation of independent black filmmakers.

“This story is a significant accomplishment spanning 20 years of recognition, participation and inspiration. The JHC is excited to include this tribute to its ever increasing menu of exhibits as we strive to honor the heritage of African American contributions to the arts, music and culture” – Peter Fitzsimmons, JHC Executive Director.

“Since 1974, 67 of the brightest and most accomplished actors, actresses, producers, directors and writers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. It recognizes the pioneers in the film industry who struggled against great odds to obtain a foothold in the industry.” – Douglas Rainey, Curator

Details for the exhibit and related activities are as follows:

  • The JHC’s Lush Life Gallery Opening Reception & Exhibit Viewing Kick Off on February 16th, 1320 Fillmore Street – (415) 255 7745.
  • Special Screenings in the JHC’S Media and Education Theater, 1330 Fillmore (next to Yoshi’s Box Office)
  • The History of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame – Loop DVD Presentation – from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • “A Century of Black Cinema” – Thursday, February 17th – 7pm
  • “TV in Black – The First Fifty Years” Friday, February 18th: – 7pm
  • “Oscars Black Odyssey – From Hattie to Halle” Wednesday, February 23rd – 7pm
  • Mini Oscar Micheaux Silent Film Festival, “Within Our Gates” and “Body & Soul” Friday, February 25th – 7pm

Sponsoring partner: Wells Fargo Bank

Feb/20/2011 Black History Month Celebration at Bayview Opera House

Posted by Richard • February 20th, 2011

Infinity Productions, Inc. in collaboration with SF Arts Commission presents

Black History Month Celebration

Sunday, February 20 at 3:00 pm

Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 Third Street (at Newcomb Avenue)

Celebrations include:

  • Pastor Calvin Jones, Jr. on the African American and the Civil War. What can we learn from their experience?
  • Patricia Wilder, Blues Guitarist
  • Little Ladies of Praise
  • Providence Baptist Church Mass Choir
  • An excerpt from Playwright Georgia Webb’s play “A Little Piece of God” by Bayview Opera House & Infinity Productions, Inc.
  • Jazz, Lester Carnegie with Hammond B-3 Group “thegaldemshuga”

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be requested. For more information, please call 415-647-5743 or 415-824-0386.

Feb/19/2011 2-Day Black History Month Celebration Event at Bayview Opera House

Posted by Richard • February 19th, 2011

Infinity Productions, Inc. in collaboration with SF Arts Commission presents

Black History Month Celebration

Saturday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 20 at 3:00 pm

Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 Third Street (at Newcomb Avenue)

Celebrations include:

  • Pastor Calvin Jones, Jr. on the African American and the Civil War. What can we learn from their experience?
  • Patricia Wilder, Blues Guitarist
  • Little Ladies of Praise
  • Providence Baptist Church Mass Choir
  • An excerpt from Playwright Georgia Webb’s play “A Little Piece of God” by Bayview Opera House & Infinity Productions, Inc.
  • Jazz, Lester Carnegie with Hammond B-3 Group “thegaldemshuga”

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be requested. For more information, please call 415-647-5743 or 415-824-0386.