Juneteenth – June 19, commemorating the day in 1865 that slaves learned they’d been proclaimed free in the United States – has been named a holiday at Lesley University recognized in the academic calendar, “now and forever.” There are other recognitions set for Friday too.
The City Council teams up with The Brattle Theatre starting Friday to host a citywide “Dinner & a Movie Night,” with the Brattle picking the programming (one family-friendly film, and one more mature) to stream at home with takeout from a favorite local restaurant.
The 2020 Cambridge Arts River Festival scheduled for June 6 has been canceled. The funds that would have been used to produce it has been contributed to the Cambridge Artist Relief Fund, and an online “Cambridge Arts Stream Festival” is planned instead.
Twenty-five bands from as far away as Brazil and Berlin strutted their stuff down Massachusetts Avenue from Somerville to Cambridge on Sunday, dancing, shouting and, well, honking as part of the year’s Honk! events and Oktoberfest.
Two events this weekend celebrate women of color and other underrepresented peoples, starting with educator Maria Baldwin at Women’s Equality Day in Boston, and finishing with the first Black, Brown & Queer Festival in Somerville’s Union Square.