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Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Summerfest 2021
July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Northern Nevada Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee presents its first annual Dr. Martin Luther Kings, Jr., Summerfest. The Summerfest will include fun for the whole family, community fellowship, games, music, art, and food trucks.
This event will be held at Pat Baker Park on Saturday, July 24th, from 1:00-4:00 pm. It is our goal that this event will inspire the community to take action in support of human and civil rights in their day-to-day interactions and work.
The Northern Nevada Dr. MLK, Jr., Memorial Committee promotes collaborative and cooperative relations, encourages the sharing of information among all organizations and faith groups. We work with our members and the community at large to support inclusion, kindness, charity, love, and respect among all religious groups and residents of Nevada. Our goal is to understand and honor all faiths, cultures, and beliefs. We create an environment of understanding through communication, having an open mind and open heart, and joining together to focus on what unites us while respecting how we differ.
As part of the festivities, a new mural will be created at Pat Baker Park. Artist Terrence Hammond, a local muralist and painter, will lead the painting of the mural. Community members will have an opportunity to help lay the foundation for the mural during the event. The mural, funded by the City of Reno’s 2% for Public Art fund, will depict and honor local black women and men who have made a difference in our community. Hammond says, “Given Pat Baker Park as the location, the concept reflects an authentic street art style that children can understand as well as bringing an aesthetic that is unique and appreciated by all age groups. The characters are representations of Evelyn Mount, Kenneth B. Dalton, Dolores Feemster, Bernice Matthews, and Ondra L. Berry all of whom have made significant contributions to black culture and community in our city.”