Thursmichelle spence jones_3_web.jpgday, June 28

Art on the Boulevard: The nonprofit Youth Power Movement continues its “Pull Your Pants Up” campaign for the youths in the community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, teachers and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life, 7-10 p.m. at the courtyard of the City Loft Art gallery, 2200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets $50 in advance, $75 on location; visit or call 305-469-8092.

Register for Richard
Beckford Band Camps: Learn from South Florida’s top band directors through July 1 at Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Cost is $150 for day students and $300 for overnight students. Visit

Black Generations Reception: The Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami will host its first annual “Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future” reception, 5-7:30 p.m. at Kovens Conference Center Rooftop at Florida International University North Campus, 3000 N.E. 151st St., Miami. Visit

Friday, June 29

Juneteenth Celebration: Postponed due to weather conditions, celebrate with the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum the third annual commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, 6-8:30 p.m. at Crane's Beach House Hotel & Tiki Bar, 82 Gleason Street in Delray Beach. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit

Tuesday, July 3

I’m Not Gonna Move to LA: Watch five local shorts duke it out for the Audience Award and $1,000, and support your local independent film scene, as the Indie Film Club Miami hosts an interactive event in which audience participation is coaxed, encouraged and rewarded, while showcasing bands, comedians, food and tons of fun, 7-10 p.m. at O Cinema, 90 N.W. 29th St., Miami. Cost $8, visit

Wednesday, July 4

Rib Cook-Off and Family Fest: The Office of Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones will host the eighth annual Fourth of July Rib Cook-Off and Family Fest, 4-9 p.m. at Charles Hadley Park, 1350 N.W. 50th St. With music and entertainment by Chico da Leo, the event will feature a free amusement area for kids, delicious food and fun. For more information call 305-250-5390.

Family Celebration: Enjoy a Kidz Zone, live music, fireworks, food, fun and more while fighting hunger. At 4 p.m. participants can come to Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, to donate non-perishable foods such as peanut butter, cereal, tuna, rice, macaroni and cheese, protein foods, etc. to either the south or north valet areas. No glass items, please. Donors are eligible for a $500 drawing.


Personal & Bereavement Support: Set Free Ministries through Jesus
Christ of the Apostolic Faith Church, Inc. offers personal, bereavement  support to all bereaved families, significant others and friends. The death
can be recent or in the past. For more information contact Elder George N. Gibson at 786-488-2108.

Clematis By Night: Chill out South Florida style, 6-9:00 p.m. every Thursday night in Centennial Square at the end of Clematis Street along the Intracoastal in downtown West Palm Beach. June 28: Sweet Justice, a band on the cutting edge of reggae with an energizing sound and style that has taken the South Florida music scene by storm. Free; visit

Saturday Afternoon Matinees: Each Saturday in June beginning at 1 p.m., the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, will showcase such films as Carmen Jones, Hallelujah, The Big Sleep, Emperor Jones and That’s Black Entertainment. Call

Lion County Safari:
Drive past park animals, enjoy petting zoo, rides and other attractions, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, 2003 Lion County Rd., Loxahatchee, call 561-793-1084.

Photo: Michelle Spence-Jones