Harriet Tubman 2013 Commemorative Year HARRIET TUBMAN EVENTS Auburn, NY
Jan. 18 & 19, Fri. Sat. – Harriet Tubman Boosters Club What Would Harriet Do? Series. 1/2hr film “Not for Sale”, discussion on Tubman and Seward’s roles in abolition, Human Trafficking (modern day slavery), at Auburn Public Theater.
Feb. 26, Tues. 6:30 p.m. - Cayuga County Legislature presents Proclamation naming 2013 the Year of Harriet Tubman in Cayuga County.
Mar. 1 – Fri., 7:30 p.m. “Celebrate! A Musical Tribute to Harriet Tubman”. Auburn Chamber Orchestra and special guests People’s AME Zion Church of Syracuse Choir, historical narration by Rev. Paul G. Carter of the Harriet Tubman Home, Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward St. Suggested donation $5. www.auburnchamberorchestra.com
Mar. 7 – Thurs., 6:00 p.m. Auburn City Council presents Proclamation naming 2013 the Year of Harriet Tubman in the City of Auburn.
Mar. 8 – Fri., 6:00 p.m. Thompson
Memorial AMEZ Church presents a Community Event honoring Harriet Tubman at Booker
T. Washington Community Center. Songs
and skits by BTW Program students and Genesee Elementary After-School Program
students; members of the Roosevelt Memorial Baptist Church Choir performing.
Mar. 9 – Sat., 8:30 a.m. Wreath laying at Ft. Hill Cemetery, Convene at OLD Thompson Memorial Church at 47 Parker St. – brief service, presentation of burial wreath; Move on to Ft. Hill gravesite for wreath laying and to pay respects.
Mar. 10 – Sun. – Actual 100th Anniversary of
11:00 a.m. Morning service at Thompson Mem AME Zion Church 90
Franklin St. w/ guest speaker Auburn Schools Superintendent
Constance Evelyn; The Chosen Generation
Choir of Cornell University performing
2:00 pm and 4:00 pm Famous
Auburnians with students from The
Partnership for Results After School Program, at Auburn Public Theater.
3:00 p.m. – “Feeding
off of the North Star”, original poems inspired by the life and legacy of
Harriet Tubman. The world premier of a collection of poems in recognition of the 100th
anniversary of Tubman’s death. Written
and read by poet Cyd Charisse Fulton. An
audience Q&A will follow the reading. Free and open
to the public. Location: Thompson AMEZ
Church, 90 Franklin St. Event sponsored
by the global on-line journal aaduna,
Inc. and the Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church with the support of the
Sovereign Foundation. www.aaduna.org
5:00 p.m. Memorial
service at The Harriet Tubman Home Visitor Center sponsored
by the Western NY and NY Conference of the AMEZ church w/Hon. Bishop Rev. Roy
A. Holmes of the Northeast Episcopal District presiding. Free and open to the public.
Mar. 18-22, Mon.-Fri. – Susan Keeter illustrator, An Apple for Harriet, at AECSD Elementary schools sponsored by Auburn Education Foundation. http://www.auburnedfoundation.org/ Mar. 26, Tues. – Susan Keeter, illustrator - Evening presentation for families,
book signing at Seymour Library sponsored by Auburn Education Foundation.
17 & 18, Fri., Sat. – Annual Pilgrimage to Tubman Home and Gravesite, sponsored by Western NY and
NY Conference of the AME Zion Church.
Summer and Fall –
July 29 - Aug. 2 - HTBC “What Would Harriet
Do?” - "Auburn Heroes" week at Booker T. Washington Community Center Summer Youth Program. The children will participate in a wide variety of activities, including learning how Harriet Tubman grew food and sold it to Auburn residents, engaging in this character trait of self-sufficiency in their own lives by growing their own food in the BTW community garden. They will also visit key historical sites in Auburn, modeling Harriet Tubman’s
dedication to helping others by engaging in
Aug. 2 – Fri. 5:30pm "Walk in Harriet's Footsteps" community walk from City Hall to Tubman Home sponsored by Cayuga County Health Dept. (A Shuttle Bus will be available following the dedication for those who don't wish to walk back)Assemble in front of Auburn City Hall.
Aug. 2 - Fri. 7:00 p.m. - NYS Rt. 34Harriet Tubman Memorial Highway Dedication and Signage Unveiling Ceremony at Harriet Tubman Home 180 South St. Auburn, NY. Welcome by Mayor Quill and other dignitaries.
Aug. 2 – Fri. 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Screening of Denzel Washington movie “Glory”, about the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the 1st formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men. 8pm screening will feature local historian Tony Gero discussing US Colored
Troops regiments and separating Hollywood and reality.Additional showing 8pm Sat. night atAuburn Public Theater. $5.00 in advance on-line at www.auburnpublictheater.org or $6.00 at the door.
Aug. 3 – Sat. - Founders Day 10:00 a.m. Annual Founders Day Kids' (ages 4-10) Fun Run at Seymour Public Library, prizes, refreshments 11:00 a.m. National Anthem performed by St. Alphonsus student choir on steps of City Hall 11:05 a.m. Welcome by Mayor Quill followed by introduction of Auburn nativeJoseph H.
Holland, J.D. Harvard Law (Harlem based
attorney, civic leader, All-American football player, playwright, son of Jerome
H. “Brud” Holland), will speak on how the legacy of Harriet Tubman helped shape his life and the life of his father. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -"Cushing's Battery" Civil War Reenactors Encampment at Seward Park 12:00 p.m. - Tug of War between City and County Employees, south lawn of City Hall, supervised by Judge Thomas Leone 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Parking lot across from City Hall - Rain location is ground level of the Parking Garage
Live music by Soft Spoken Food Artists/craft vendors Kid’s Zone, inflatables, bounce house and games by Reva Rollerdrome. Costumed student presentations at the Seward House Museum.
The Tubman Home will host a Strawberry Shortcake Social, sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Home and Downtown BID. Guided visitors tours of the property will be conducted. ***SCAT Van shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from the Harriet Tubman Home, leaving from behind City Hall
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Book signing by Joseph Holland at Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee Street 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -Akwaaba Heritage Storytellers PERFORMANCE: "Her Mind Stayed on Freedom: Moments in the Life of Harriet Tubman" on South Porch of Seward House Museum. Rain location Auburn Public Theater studio.
Sept. 15 - Sun. - 2:00 p.m. Linda Zach from Union Springs is a civil war re-enactor and lecturer. Ms. Zach’s current lecture focuses on wartime contributions by women on the battlefield, at military encampments and on the national political stage.Willard Chapel http://www.willardchapel.org/Events.htmlFree and open to the public.
Sept. 21 - Sat. - 3:00 p.m. Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America Encore Performance of "The Life of Harriet Tubman: A Spiritual Journey through Music" concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn, NY. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door. Children and students with ID $5. Available for sale on this website www.harriettubmanboosters.org via PayPal.
Sept. 23 - Mon. - 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Ghanaian cultural drumming performance by Auburn native Barry Bilderback, Ph. D. at Lionel Hampton School of Music, U of Idaho. Dr. Bilderback has many years of experience traveling and conducting workshops throughout Africa. Accompanied by Auburn's Master Drummer, Quadir Muntaqim, with an introduction by Tubman relative Pauline Copes Johnson. Ghana is the ancestral home of Harriet Tubman. Sponsored by Cayuga Community College Student Activities Board. Student Lounge - CCC.
Oct. 19 - Sat. - Performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.HTBC "What Would Harriet Do?" - "Ribbons of Hope" - Absolute Dance, Hospice of the Finger Lakes and the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club are collaborating to create a commemorative performance honoring Harriet Tubman’s work with the elderly and her creation of the Home for the Aged. An evocative performance under the artistic direction of Yvonne Villano-Hassett will meld elements from Tubman’s history and service to the elderly with contemporary dance. The event serves to commemorate the centennial of Tubman’s death, and Hospice of the Finger Lakes’ 25 years of service to the community. All proceeds will be donated to Hospice of the Finger Lakes. Location: Theater Mack at Cayuga Museum http://cayugamuseum.org/theater-mack/ Tickets: $10 for students & seniors and $12 General Admission.
Oct. 27 - Sunday 2:00 p.m. - The Excelsior Cornet Band with Jeff Stockham - Authentic Civil War era band with period instruments and music at Willard Memorial Chapel. (Mr. Stockham performed in Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln") $10.00 per person http://www.willardchapel.org/Events.html
Nov. 7 - Thurs. - 7:00 p.m. CCC Foundation sponsoring "A Change Gon' Come", multi-media play about the life of Harriet Tubman, the "Black Moses". Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College. Free to all. http://www.thefinestperf.org/
Nov. 8 & 9 - Fri.. & Sat. - "Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground - A Centennial Symposium", sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club and Cayuga Community College. Culmination of 2013 celebrations w/ panelists Dr. Doug Armstrong, Dr. Deidre Hill Butler, Elizabeth Crawford, Hon. Hugh C. Humphreys,Billie Luisi-Potts, Author/Professor Harry Bradshaw Matthews,Dr. Milton Sernett, Dr. Margaret Washington, Dr. Judith Wellman; Examining Harriet's life within the context of 19th C Auburn and CNY through abolition, women's rights and related movements; Acclaimed Tubman actress Millicent Sparks performance at 11:00 a.m. Friday at CCC; Banquet at Springside Inn - Keynote Speaker Dr. Kate Clifford Larson. Millicent Sparks will also perform for AECSD students on Thurs. Nov. 7 sponsored by the Auburn Education Foundation. Find more information and sign up for Symposium mailing list at: http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/tubman/pages.php?p=81