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Celebrating Juneteenth in East Aldine

Vendors, food trucks, music, crafts, and more were present at the BakerRipley Juneteenth celebration.

BakerRipley, East Aldine, and Studio 59 host Street Festivities

EAST ALDINE – Last Saturday, June 19th was busy with public events all over the district, including a Juneteenth celebration at BakerRipley in Town Center on Aldine Mail Route, and a Studio 59 Market Square monthly event on the southbound frontage road of US59.

Both events took place in stifling 100 degree heat, but lots of shade from the tents and BakerRipley’s open building helped the crowds be comfortable.

BakerRipley provided two hours of dancing, crafts and game participation, music and food to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday and the end of the school year.

BakerRipley has music and dance performances, including these authentic African dance moves.

Studio 59 holds their Market Square event on US59 frontage road near Aldine Mail Route every month, and dozens of vendors of all types show up with their particular specialties. From food to jewelry, toys, clothing and artwork, there is an enjoyable variety of exhibits to either view or purchase.

Also part of the event was a public display of the East Aldine Living Centers Study, with the consulting group and the district asking for public input on what they think should be included in the district to enhance the quality of life. Many suggestions were recorded, including shopping and transportation improvements, more sports venues, and activities for youth, especially when school is not in session.