Wednesday, June 19th -Juneteenth — a celebration of the abolishment of slavery, through General Order No. 3, issued by U.S. Major General Gordon Granger — June 19, 1865. The order informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free. Banks, government offices, Kansas City Public Library branches and US Post offices will be closed in honor of the holiday.

Thursday, June 20 – Chill Out, 6 p.m. at the North-East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Rd. Stop by for a cold treat and fun activities. For ages 8 to 12. Free.

Friday, June 21 – Pop in at the Park, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Lykins Square Park, E. Eighth St., and Myrtle Ave. Fun activities and a free book, free meals for kids ages 1 to 18. Held each week through Aug. 16. Sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library.

Friday, June 21 – Summer Solstice Party, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pendleton Heights Community Garden, Brooklyn & Minnie Avenues.  Celebrate the longest day of the year outdoors with neighbors for a potluck dinner and bonfire. Free, all are welcome.

Friday, June 21 – Summer Dusk Concert, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Colonnade in Concourse Park, St. John Ave & Gladstone Blvd. Celebrate Make Music Day with the soothing sounds of the Beau Bledsoe Trio. Sponsored by Northeast Arts KC.

Saturday, June 22 – La Pulga Flea Market, 9 a.m., to 12  p.m., 2203 Lexington. Come enjoy food, music and shop from unique vendors. Sponsored by Latinx Education Collaborative.

Saturday, June 22 – A Taste of the World, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 711 Benton Blvd. Come taste foods from the United States, Mexico, and Liberia. Fun crafts for the kids. Free.