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Juneteenth Events & Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Good Morning, Savannah. Another scorcher of a day ahead with a heat index of up to 107 degrees.


In Today’s Gumption Savannah:

  • Juneteenth Events
  • Natalie Goodman’s residency in Plant Riverside
  • Opening Reception: Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic

Let’s get to it.

– Jay H Paszamant

P.S. Happy National Prune Day. It’s time to include prunes in your meals for a healthier diet and to…well…you know.


Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 95 🌡️ | 💨West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Tonight – ☁️ Cloudy | 76 🌡️ | 💨  East wind 5 to 9 mph.


Quote of the day

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

-Michael J. Fox

Juneteenth events happening this week in and around Savannah


Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States and is observed each year on June 19. Last year, Juneteenth was officially made a federal holiday by President Joe Biden – the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday was approved in 1983.

Ongoing

  • “Past Presence: Commemorating Juneteenth” is an exhibition at Sulfur Studios featuring artists from across the country whose work takes into consideration their own personal history – present or past – as it relates to the Black experience in the United States.
  • Past Presence is a declaration of PRESENCE – of artists claiming space and demanding to be heard.

Events on Thursday, June 16

  • “Turning Freedom Dreams into Reality: Black Activism in the Georgia Low Country” Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.
  • Juneteenth Soiree
  • A night of entertainment, libations, and commemoration at The Culturist Union’s Grand Opening

Events on Saturday, June 18

  • Tybee Juneteenth Celebration: Black Art Festival on Tybee’s 16th Street Walter Parker Pier and Pavilion
  • “Juneteenth Celebration Festival: Daffin Dog Park, 1301 E. Victory Dr.”
  • The Daughters of Mary Magdalene and the City of Savannah presents the Cultural Juneteenth Music Festival on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Wells Park.
  • Juneteenth Free Family Day at Telfair Museums: The Bryan County NAACP Young Adult Committee will host the 2nd annual Juneteenth: A Celebration of Culture event in Richmond Hill. The event will feature live entertainment, Gullah Geechee culture, an arts and crafts fair, and more. Admission is free and open to the public.

Events for Sunday, June 19

  • Tybee Wade In and Juneteenth Celebration: Tybee Beach Pier, Tybrisa St., Tybee Island, Ga.
  • The Tybee MLK Human Rights Organization will host an event where they will host a Wade In followed by an official Juneteenth celebration, featuring vendors, entertainment, guest speakers, live music, and performing artists
  • Pooler Juneteenth Festival: Tanger Outlets Savannah
  • Free and open to the public and includes a health fair and vendors

Around Town


Award

Music

  • Natalie Goodman is playing weekly at Plant Riverside. “Any support I get means the world to me,” said Goodman. She entered a contest to write a song and sing it in front of a panel of industry executives. She won and has since released an EP and several singles co-written with her sister. Goodman will perform some of her original songs at her weekly Plant Riverside residency, but she will also perform some pop stuff. She will be in the Plant Riverside pavilion every Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. until the end of the year, and then she will go into emergency medicine. (SavannahNow)

Walking Dead

  • AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” is looking for extras in the Hostess City. The open casting call is on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Empowerment Center, 4704 Augusta Road, in Garden City. (WTOC)

Nature Trail

  • The Savannah City Council approved a nearly $170,000 project to build an interpretive nature trail near the new Enmarket Arena in the city’s Canal District. The City of Savannah is building a park to hold stormwater and mitigate flooding in the Canal District. The park will include a trail, community engagement, and engineering services. Wetlands Preserve Park is part of a larger revitalization effort by the city that also calls for Canal Park and several smaller-scale “pocket parks”. (The Current)

Civic

  • The City of Savannah now offers an expanded pool schedule. City of Savannah’s Recreation and Leisure Services department now offers expanded pool hours to include Sundays beginning June 19 through the end of summer. See schedule. (Savannahga.gov)

What’s happening


Today

LBGTQ POP OFF
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Flow with your Bliss
Join Jessica owner of Bliss Reiki Arts & Chrissy owner of Flow of Light for an amazing healing event that combines multiple wellness forms! Read more.
Flow with your Bliss
Join Jessica owner of Bliss Reiki Arts & Chrissy owner of Flow of Light for an amazing healing event that combines multiple wellness forms! Read more.

Thursday

Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Tell Scarlet
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Tell Scarlet!Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE at… Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Tell Scarlet
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Tell Scarlet!Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE at… Read more.
YBP June Mixer
Join YBP for our June Happy Hour Mixer at Jazz’d Tapas Bar as we kick off the Juneteenth Weekend Celebration! Start your Juneteenth Celebration off with YBP at Jazz’d Tapas Bar… Read more.
YBP June Mixer
Join YBP for our June Happy Hour Mixer at Jazz’d Tapas Bar as we kick off the Juneteenth Weekend Celebration! Start your Juneteenth Celebration off with YBP at Jazz’d Tapas Bar… Read more.

Friday

The Haus of Azaleas Drag Show at Eclipse of Savannah!
The Haus of Azaleas has a brand new show at Eclipse of Savannah !! A Savannah-based Drag Troupe of Drag Queens & King! The Haus of Azaleas Drag Revue… Read more.
The Haus of Azaleas Drag Show at Eclipse of Savannah!
The Haus of Azaleas has a brand new show at Eclipse of Savannah !! A Savannah-based Drag Troupe of Drag Queens & King! The Haus of Azaleas Drag Revue… Read more.
Andrew Sleighter in Savannah, GA
From Dry Bar, Conan and the Late Late Show with James Corden, comedian Andrew Sleighter performs one night only!Straight from Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and millions… Read more.
Andrew Sleighter in Savannah, GA
From Dry Bar, Conan and the Late Late Show with James Corden, comedian Andrew Sleighter performs one night only!Straight from Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and millions… Read more.
Dog Days Presents.. cumgirl8 / BASICALLY NANCY / NOSEBLEEEEED
NYC’S ART PUNK ROYALTY WITH DA FUCKIN NANCIES Read more.
Dog Days Presents.. cumgirl8 / BASICALLY NANCY / NOSEBLEEEEED
NYC’S ART PUNK ROYALTY WITH DA FUCKIN NANCIES Read more.
Savannah Metal Scene and WrightLane Productions present Defy the Tyrant
Metal is alive and well at The Wormhole! Savannah Metal Scene and WrightLane Productions present Defy the Tyrant, with support from Fighting Giants, Shadow the Earth, and Soniq Armada. Doors… Read more.
Savannah Metal Scene and WrightLane Productions present Defy the Tyrant
Metal is alive and well at The Wormhole! Savannah Metal Scene and WrightLane Productions present Defy the Tyrant, with support from Fighting Giants, Shadow the Earth, and Soniq Armada. Doors… Read more.
Thomas Claxton & The Myth
Back again for your musical enjoyment, THOMAS CLAXTON & THE MYTH will be here for a Fantastic Friday Show! Join us for a mid-summer’s night of great music! Thomas and… Read more.
Thomas Claxton & The Myth
Back again for your musical enjoyment, THOMAS CLAXTON & THE MYTH will be here for a Fantastic Friday Show! Join us for a mid-summer’s night of great music! Thomas and… Read more.
Opening Reception: Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic
Opening Reception “Rising to the Surface: a summoning of Savannah’s Titanic” RISING TO THE SURFACE: A SUMMONING OF SAVANNAH’S TITANIC New York Times Best-Selling Author Patti Callahan Joins Ships of… Read more.
Opening Reception: Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic
Opening Reception “Rising to the Surface: a summoning of Savannah’s Titanic” RISING TO THE SURFACE: A SUMMONING OF SAVANNAH’S TITANIC New York Times Best-Selling Author Patti Callahan Joins Ships of… Read more.
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)®
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® workshop will introduce skills to help you become “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed”.Our guest speaker will be Ms. Vira Salzburn, Program Director, Safety and Resilience Programs Vira… Read more.
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)®
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® workshop will introduce skills to help you become “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed”.Our guest speaker will be Ms. Vira Salzburn, Program Director, Safety and Resilience Programs Vira… Read more.

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