July 12, 2023

A park-based cultural activation and creative placemaking initiative. We are bringing joy back—don’t miss it!

Live music, art stations, giveaways, food carts, photo booth, line dancing, haircuts/braiding, group aerial photo, face painting/henna, honoring of elders and black youth.

Free. Everyone welcome!

Find Us At

Dawson Park | Friday, July 28, 4-8pm
1 N Stanton St, Portland

Ventura Park | Saturday, August 26, 1-5pm
460 SE 113th Avenue Portland

Downtown Rockwood | Sunday, September 24, 1-5pm
458 SE 185th Ave, Portland

Peninsula Park | Saturday, September 30, 1-5pm
700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland


Want to get involved? Our many volunteers make it all happen! We have these volunteer opportunities at each event:

  • Set up tables, chairs and tents
  • Vendor check in
  • Greeters
  • Event breakdown
  • Clean up

 Sign up to volunteer»

More Information

Reclaiming Black Joy Flyer (115.1 KB)
Reclaiming Black Joy 2022 Report (6.02 MB)