Celebrate the iconic Harriet Tubman with a day of music, dance, and activities inspired by her legacy and African traditions.

This event is part of a series of celebrations surrounding the unveiling of the  Harriet Tubman monument in the Spring of 2023 at the recently renamed Harriet Tubman Square. Click here to learn more about the project.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, along with creative offers by local vendors.

This event is for all ages.

Enjoy free general admission to the Museum all day during Community Day!


  • 12-12:30pm: DJ Sienna
  • 12:30-1:00pm: African Dance workshop with Zawadi
  • 1:00 –1:30pm: Haitian dance performance with Jessica “Teallocks”
  • 1:30 – 2:00pm: African Dance performance with Zawadi
  • 2-2:30pm: Negus Ballerina Project with Cortney Key
  • 2:30-3:00pm: Gospel singers
  • 3-3:30pm: Capoeira with Contramestra Amazonas & GLDC
  • 3:30pm: Jazz Sounds from Jamale
  • 3:45-4:15pm: The Scarf Diaries with Antoinette Ellis (Excerpts from her one-woman play)
  • 4:15-4:40pm: Haitian Dance workshop with Jessica “Teallocks”
  • 4:15-5pm: DJ Sienna

Artmaking Activities  

  • Adinkra stamps
  • Make a lantern
  • Self-portrait – I see myself in her

Public Tour: Abolitionism and the Civil War
1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Location: Meet at the Welcome Center

Skywatchers of Africa
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Location: Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium

This show highlights the diversity of African astronomy, examines cultural uses of the sky that developed throughout history, and celebrates our shared human experience. Great for families with kids ages 5+.

Documentary: Harriet Tubman, Visions of Freedom
Every 30 min, starting from 12pm
Location: Billy Johnson Auditorium

Directed by Stanley Nelson (25 min). Not rated.
Join us for a screening of the original documentary that sheds new light on the life of Harriet Tubman.


Familiarize yourself with our visiting guidelines before you arrive at the Museum.