The inaugural event will feature dance and musical performances, food trucks, historical reenactments, pop-up exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and much more. Performances will include Melvin Smith Jazz Ensemble, Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble, St. Augustine High School Jazz Band, and storytellers James Bullock and Charmin Russell of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum “I Lived Here, As Well” program. The event takes place from noon-4 p.m. and admission is free. Masks and social distancing are recommended; free masks will be available while supplies last. Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.resilienceblackheritageinstaugustine.wordpress.com
The event is a part of “Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine,” a collaborative project between cultural and academic institutions that began in 2021 as a celebration of the history and culture of Black St. Augustinians.