Free Family Day at the Museum of the African Diaspora

    Free Family Day at the Museum of the African Diaspora

    Made possible by Lennar Urban in honor of Juneteenth and Father's Day, featuring the Marcus Shelby Trio

    Sunday, June 19, 2011

    PR Newswire

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A free Family Day at the Museum of the African Diaspora Sunday, June 19, 2011, 12 pm to 6 pm, offers visitors an opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth and Father's Day in an enriching setting, thanks to the generosity of Lennar Urban.

    "Lennar Urban is excited to support a fun and community-building event like Free Family Day. We're proud to partner with such a national leader like the Museum of the African Diaspora in honor of Juneteenth and Father's Day," said Kofi Bonner, Regional Vice President Lennar Urban.

    Visitors to MoAD June 19 will have much to explore. They will be able to enjoy performances from the incredible Bay Area talent, The Marcus Shelby Trio. They'll also listen to tales woven by storyteller Kirk Waller; learn the basics of how to conduct an oral history of a family or community member with Leah McGarrigle; and participate in a Free Write Family Poetry activity.

    In the Celebration Circle visitors will be able to view African American Lives and Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the Wells Fargo Heritage Center will feature Juneteenth, a documentary on the historical celebration of emancipation.

    "We are grateful to Lennar Urban for their support of MoAD and our Juneteenth and Father's Day celebration," said Grace C. Stanislaus, MoAD's Executive Director. "Lennar Urban has a long history of providing this kind of sponsorship that supports bringing diverse audiences together for fun and enrichment."

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    About the Museum of the African Diaspora

    The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) showcases the history, art and the cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of Africans throughout the world with innovative and engaging exhibitions, education and public programs. Incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, MoAD opened its doors in 2005 in space contiguous with the St. Regis Hotel and Residences and in the historic Williams Building at 685 Mission Street at Third. MoAD was conceived as a cornerstone of the revitalization of downtown San Francisco, and has become an anchor with its neighbors, the San Francisco MoMA, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Zeum, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, making this dynamic cultural corridor a premier destination.

    Museum of the African Diaspora

    685 Mission Street (at Third), San Francisco, CA 94105 | | 415.358.7200

    Museum Hours

    Wednesday?Saturday: 11:00 am?6:00 pm | Sunday 12:00?5:00 pm | Monday?Tuesday: CLOSED

    Admission Prices

    General Admission $10; Students and Seniors $5; Members and Children 12 and under w/adult FREE

    MoAD is easily accessible by Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and Caltrain. Hourly, daily, and monthly parking is available within 1 ? 2 blocks of the museum.

    Contact: Michael DeFlorimonte
    michaelD. Communications

    SOURCE Museum of the African Diaspora