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Soulful Sunday

September 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Admission is FREE!

From their first arrival in 1619, Africans & African Americans have contributed to and shaped our nation’s culture in countless ways. Their traditions reflect through art, music, food, religion, and most of all, the convictions of hope, determination, and courage. They have left an indelible and enduring mark on American society.

Come celebrate and commemorate these traditions with dance & music performances, arts & craft activities, historical portrayals, and product & food vendors! Information: sic@henrico.us

*We are fully booked on vendors. Thank you for your interest!*

Jay’s Grill
M&F Jamaican Cafe On Wheelz
Jus Cukn, LLC
Lady Sharon’s Soul Food Kitchen

Outdoor Main Stage. (times may change)
3:00pm : Highland Springs High School Cheerleaders / Ephesus Drumline
3:30pm : Speaking Spirit Choir
4:00pm : Elegba Folklore Society
4:45pm : “Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House.” A one-woman show by Morgan McCoy.
6:00 pm : Elegba Folklore Society
6:40pm : Black Awakening Choir

Outdoor Dance Floor Area
PAL Dance Team
Jumpstarz Jump Rope Lessons
DJ Brannu Sports and Entertainment
Sparklz Cheer and Danz

Ballroom Stage (Indoors). Performances followed by Q&A (times may change)
– 3:15pm : Jamar Jones as London Pleasants, 18th century free black man who fought in the Revolutionary War
– 3:45pm : Mary Carter as Aggy, enslaved woman freed by Ryland Randolph
– 4:15pm : Dylan Pritchett, renowned African American interpreter & storyteller
– 4:45pm : Willie Wright as Gabriel Prosser, freedom fighter & slave rebellion leader
– 5:15pm : Vivian Graves as Virginia Randolph, celebrated African American educator

East End Cemetery Cleanup & Restoration Project
Henrico County Public Library
– The Painter’s Poetree
– “Switchin’ in Da Kitchen with Mama ‘Nem: A Wonderful Collection of Recipes, Cooking Notions, Health, and Home Solutions” with author Ida Annette Minor Ward
“African Americans of Henrico County” by Brenda Dabney Nichols
Tree Naturals Inc. Natural Hair & Body Products
– “Oh My Dolling” Folk Art Dolls & Doll Crafts
– Margo Shorter: Magnets, Picture Frames, Wedding Planning
– Strands of Beauty: Natural Hair & Skin Care Products
Zo-Zo’s Jam
The Art of Jeromyah Jones
– EYPC: Empowering Youth for Positive Change
– Everyday Kulture Fashion Jewelry
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Library of Virginia: “Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative”
Virginia Capitol Foundation / Virginia Women’s Monument


Recreation and Parks
(804) 501-7275
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Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
1440 N. Laburnum Avenue
Henrico, VA 23223 United States
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(804) 652-1450
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