Event OverviewFrom 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church will host the following ongoing performances and speakers:Participatory Performances by Daansekou Cultural Arts Collective of Los Angeles (African Drums & Dance Troop), J. Rich & The Free Agents Drumline, and Gospel Line Dancing with Sean DennisMusical Performances by Ryann Daniels, the Calvary Baptist Church Choir, Darrel Sims, Synai Obney, Tim Williams & CFC, and Dave Broussard & FriendsStep Shows by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Kappa Alpha Psi FraternityGuest Speakers: Dr. Lance Robert, President of 100 Black Men of Long Beach, Inc., Dr. Naomi Nightingale, Santa Monica Historian and Activist, and Mrs. Laverne Ross, Historic Santa Monica resident & Juneteenth OrganizerFood provide by Food Trucks: I Love Funnel Cakes and Belly’s Sliders & WingsOnsite Community Vendors including artists, Alva Knowles and Stella Singleton, YM Jewels, Cheryl Manor, SunkistUSA, A Marker Magic, and Elijah’s Pantry Submitted by Patsy Cobb, Member of Calvary Baptist ChurchTags :briefsNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWhy Experiment?City opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall4 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press8 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author8 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours ago HomeBriefsJuneteenth at Calvary Baptist Jun. 04, 2021 at 1:00 pmBriefsNewsJuneteenth at Calvary BaptistGuest Author6 days agobriefsNews A historic event in the City of Santa Monica, A Juneteenth Heritage Celebration, is scheduled to take place on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church, 1502 20th Street. Calvary Baptist is the oldest African-American Baptist church in the city of Santa Monica. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.