Juneteenth Celebration with Jazz & Poetry at The Florence Griswold Museum

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

The celebration in honor of Juneteenth—a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans—will take place on the north lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum. The event features a quartet led by legendary bassist Nat Reeves and new work by Connecticut poets Marilyn Nelson, Kate Rushin, Rhonda Ward, and Antoinette Brim-Bell, who in 2021 created a tribute in verse to those enslaved in the historic town of Lyme. The jazz quartet includes world-renowned saxophonist Abraham Burton, celebrated pianist James Austin, Jr., and impressive percussionist Michael Ode. For more information