BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott and the Division of Recreation and Parks on Thursday introduced the schedule for this yr’s hybrid AFRAM Pageant, a lineup that features an artwork present, a film night time, a motorcycle celebration, a household skate night time, and digital live shows from rappers Busta Rhymes and Wale and R&B singer Chaka Khan.
Try the main points under:
AFRAM Gallery: Artwork lovers get the chance to journey by way of the historic Druid Hill Park which can be reworked into an in-person artwork showcase. On view are pictures and historical past of AFRAM’s previous, amongst different artwork submissions. Friends may also get to take pleasure in dwell performances from Rufus Roundtree and Janelia Soul and choices from different native expertise and makers.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Mayor Brandon Scott Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa To Provide COVID-19 Update Thursday
Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: Druid Hill Park
Tuesday, Aug. 17
AFRAM Film Night time: Among the best elements of the annual AFRAM Pageant is its skill to carry all the household collectively. Be part of the AFRAM staff and different film lovers at Herring Run Park for a double characteristic of “A Wrinkle in Time” and “One Night time in Miami.” Every characteristic is adopted by a panel dialogue by native black filmmakers. Friends can unfold out with blankets, meals, drinks and benefit from the night.
Time: 6-11 p.m. Location: Herring Run Park
Wednesday, Aug. 18
AFRAM Bike Celebration: We encourage our #AFRAMILY to hitch their favourite bike group and take part a motorcycle trip to or in Druid Hill Park. Please be aware: a portion of the park can be closed off from vehicular visitors and the again roads will shut at 8 p.m. After the trip, be a part of us in Druid Hill Park for an after-party to rejoice neighborhood with meals, buying with native makers and music by DJ Ty Alexander.
Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: Druid Hill Park
Thursday, Aug. 19
AFRAM Alfresco: The AFRAM competition will head over to Center Department Park to host a night of dwell, native music and native fare on the water. Friends can carry blankets and luxuriate in meals from native meals vehicles, buying with small enterprise homeowners and extra. Enjoys sounds with DJ Mighty Mark and a rebroadcast of the Cherry Hill Arts and Music Waterfront Pageant from 3-5 p.m. adopted by dwell performances with a few of Baltimore’s favourite native expertise starting at 5 p.m.
Time: 3-10 p.m. Location: Center Department Park
Friday, Aug. 20
Friday Nite at Shake & Bake: The official AFRAM celebration will get began on the historic Shake & Bake Household Enjoyable Heart with skating, bowling, enjoyable, meals, and music. Attendees can even take pleasure in a dwell live performance from musician Pariz, amongst different enjoyable surprises. Admission: $1, skate rental $3
Time: Youth & Household Skate 5-7 p.m. Grownup Skate 7-10 p.m. Location: Shake & Bake Household Enjoyable Heart
Saturday, Aug. 21
AFRAM Live performance Day 1: The wait is lastly over as day 1 of the AFRAM Live performance kicks off with sounds from Mooski, Wale and Busta Rhymes. Seize your folks, some snacks and tune into the present out of your smartphone, pill, laptop or tv and luxuriate in from the consolation of your own home, the automobile or wherever you might be.
Sunday, Aug. 22
AFRAM Live performance Day 2: Get your week off to the fitting begin with the ultimate day of the 2021 AFRAM Pageant. Sunday’s leisure is delivered to viewers by legendary vocalists Smokie Norful, Marsha Ambrosius and Chaka Khan. Friends can benefit from the finish of the competition from wherever there’s internet or tv entry.
“We’ll rejoice black tradition right here right now in Baltimore, within the area, on this planet, honoring our historical past and displaying how far we have now come every yr,” he mentioned.
The mayor additionally mentioned that, beginning in 2022, the competition can be scheduled round Juneteenth, the vacation marking the emancipation of African-American slaves.
“The AFRAM Pageant stays Baltimore’s premier, family-oriented celebration of African-American life, neighborhood and efficiency artwork,” Scott mentioned in a press release launched Thursday. “Not solely is that this yr’s competition completely different from how we’ve ever performed it previously, however it’s modern and interesting. We invite not simply Baltimoreans however everybody, younger and previous, to expertise a jam-packed week that honors the distinctive expertise of African-People in Baltimore and our metropolis’s tradition of Black excellence.”