Event Will Coincide with a 24-Hour Miami-Dade Countywide Cease Fire to Prevent Gun Violence
The community is invited to a free Juneteenth Family Fun day powered by radio vet, Papa Keith, 103.5 the Beat, Attorney Big Al and Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime.The event will take place Friday June 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, Fla.
The Juneteenth celebration will include a Kids Zone filled with rides, free food for kids, and games. There will be a 3 on 3 Father and Son Basketball tournament and a celebrity basketball game with professional and college athletes. Guests will have their choice of a variety of delicious food from local food trucks as they vibe out to music by some of the top DJs in the market.
In addition to all the family friendly fun, attendees will be treated to a special performance featuring Hip-Hop and R&B artists from South Florida and headliner, Rap star Tafia.
What makes this event extra special is Papa Keith ensures that he promotes celebrating with a purpose. He and Commissioner Monestime have teamed up again along with 103.5 the Beat and Papa Keith 4 People Matter Foundation (PK4PM) to host a 24 Hour Cease Fire to stop gun violence in Miami-Dade County.
“Hosting this event in Liberty City means so much to me because we get to provide a fun and safe experience for the youth in this community,” said Keith. “The inner-city deserves to have world class events and entertainment like this right in their own backyard.”
Keith went on to share his mission behind the event.
“For me it’s so important to share with the youth the intention of the 24-Hour Cease Fire. With this initiative, we’re hoping to save lives and bring peace in the community. We know during the summer months when school is out, youth and gun violence increases. We’re hoping that this events helps to change that and change the minds of people who might not make the best decisions when it comes to using a gun to commit crimes. We know one event won’t solve all the community’s problems in one day, but we hope that we can help be the catalyst to spark change.”
The 24 Hour Cease Fire will begin Thursday June 16th at 7pm and end June 17th at 7pm at the close of the family fun day celebration. Event organizers ask that the community helps them in spreading the word to make the 24-hour Cease Fire a success.
The Juneteenth Weekend Jumpoff event is made possible by the generous support of Attorney Big Al, PK4PM, The office of Commissioner Jean Monestime, 103.5 the
Beat, Foot Locker Miami, Miami Pro League, Made in Phlly, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade Parks, Miami-Dade Police Department, The Miami Dolphins, Attorney H.T. Smith and Auto Nation.