June Park Events – Parkways

We’re offering a variety of free events in the parks this summer for the whole family, including dance lessons, plays, cultural celebrations and more. See below for our Arts in the parks and Welcome to Seattle June events.

Arts in the Parks Events:

  • Kathya Alexander – The Negro Passion Play. Seward Park, June 10,11 & 12* I 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 12 p.m.-8 p.m.*. The Negro Passion Play is a historical account of the birth, life, death and resurrection of black Jesus, whose name is Emmanuel. It is set during the civil rights movement with real leaders of the movement as followers, including Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcom X and other lesser-known activists.
  • Praxis Essentials – the Circle: an exploration of rhythm and performance. MLK Jr Park. June 11, 18 & 25 I 12pm-2pm. The Circle is a space where culture engages the community through music and performance in a participatory way, through celebration and story. We will also have a table of art supplies available and large banners for people to paint, draw and add in response to the performance, the story, the feeling they want to express.
  • It Takes A Village AMSA Edition – My Black is Beautiful. Othello Park June 18-19 I 8am-8pm. Ezra Dickinson & Nahaan Edie: Bring Back the Salmon 2019. Celebration of music, freedom, camaraderie, around June 19th in the Central District, a space for exploring rhythm and diverse performances embracing, elevating the arts as an expression of community.
  • Kevin Connor – Park Swing. Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park June 30 I sa-7 p.m.. A series of community swing dancing events at Dr Blanche Lavizzo Park, in Sea>Jazz’s original epicenter, the Central District.
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