Our America Now Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network

Our America Now Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network
July 2nd, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Philadelphia

Our America Now Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network Featuring Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia Supported by Comcast NBCUniversal

Wawa Welcome America joins forces with the Barnes Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia for Our America Now & Barnes on the Block! This free block party celebrates diverse multi-sensory stories and offers something for visitors of all ages—from a variety of food trucks and a beer garden by Constellation Culinary Group to art-making demos, a film screening by BlackStar Film Festival, and live performances by several notable poets, including Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson and Ursula Rucker. Curated by We The People Stage with the Barnes and Mural Arts Philadelphia, this event is designed to inspire guests to share their own stories from this unique moment in our shared American history.

During the event, guests can also enjoy free admission to the Barnes collection and the critically acclaimed Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint exhibition. Registration is required for collection and exhibition access, and capacity is limited. Free tickets will be available online beginning at 9am on Friday, July 2. Register for a chance to win a Barnes on the Block prize package, including a one-year Contributor membership to the Barnes; four general admission tickets to the Barnes; and a complimentary virtual tour of the Barnes collection for up to four guests. Three winners will be selected by a random drawing. Additional information will be available on the Barnes website.

Guests can also enjoy free admission to the Barnes collection and the critically acclaimed Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint exhibition. Registration is required for collection and exhibition access, and capacity is limited. Free tickets will be available online beginning at 9 am on Friday, July 2.

Our America Now is supported by Comcast NBCUniversal. Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia is presented through PNC Arts Alive.

More Information for Barnes on the Block

2021-07-02 2021-07-02 America/New_York Our America Now Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network Our America Now Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network on July 02, 2021 @ 12:00 am --- Our America Now Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network Featuring Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia Supported by Comcast NBCUniversal Wawa Welcome America joins forces with the Barnes Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia for Our America Now & Barnes on the Block! This free block party celebrates diverse multi-sensory stories and offers something for visitors of all ages—from a variety of food trucks and a beer garden by Constellation Culinary Group to art-making demos, a film screening by BlackStar Film Festival, and live performances by several notable poets, including Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson and Ursula Rucker. Curated by We The People Stage with the Barnes and Mural Arts Philadelphia, this event is designed to inspire guests to share their own stories from this unique moment in our shared American history. During the event, guests can also enjoy free admission to the Barnes collection and the critically acclaimed Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint exhibition. Registration is required for collection and exhibition access, and capacity is limited. Free tickets will be available online beginning at 9am on Friday, July 2. Register for a chance to win a Barnes on the Block prize package, including a one-year Contributor membership to the Barnes; four general admission tickets to the Barnes; and a complimentary virtual tour of the Barnes collection for up to four guests. Three winners will be selected by a random drawing. Additional information will be available on the Barnes website. Guests can also enjoy free admission to the Barnes collection and the critically acclaimed Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint exhibition. Registration is required for collection and exhibition access, and capacity is limited. Free tickets will be available online beginning at 9 am on Friday, July 2. Our America Now is supported by Comcast NBCUniversal. Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia is presented through PNC Arts Alive. More Information for Barnes on the Block --- The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 --- Philadelphia --- https://welcomeamerica.com The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Hosted by Aunyea Lachelle

NBC10 Philadelphia, Host

Aunyea Lachelle is a lifestyle & entertainment reporter for NBC10 Philadelphia. You can watch her reports weekdays on Philly Live at 11:45 a.m.

“Having been born and raised here, I know this area is bursting with entertainment! There’s so much to do and see, from music and food to sports and events, we’ve got it all,” said Aunyea.

Aunyea joined NBC10 in July 2019 and enjoys showing viewers the amazing, hidden gems our region has to offer. During her time at NBC10, she has covered a variety of subjects, from highlighting local businesses and owners during the Coronavirus pandemic, to interviewing sports legend Billie Jean King, and Philly’s own music legend Patti Labelle. Aunyea enjoys highlighting the work of local non-profits and community groups who she believes are the true champions of the city.

Prior to joining NBC10, Aunyea worked as a community affairs coordinator, programming producer and digital reporter at WPVI. 

A native of Northeast Philadelphia, Aunyea earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from West Chester University. She is a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and is passionate about women’s rights, equality, and access to education.

When she is not reporting, Aunyea enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping up with the latest celebrity news and trending topics, listening to music and even writing her own songs now and then

PhillyGoes2College: I Am Philadelphia Contest Winners

Candelaria Beatty

Winner, I Am College Bound Spoken Word Contest

 

Born and raised in Germantown, Candelaria is a rising sophomore at Masterman High School, a devoted ballet dancer, and a lover of poetry. She was excited to enter the contest to reflect on her own motivations and challenge herself to write and perform a passionate piece. After high school, she hopes to study science and pursue a career in research. See a clip and full-length video of her piece here.

Isabel Rose Catalan

Finalist, I Am College Bound Spoken Word Performance

Isabel Rose Catalan is a Philly born and raised aspiring writer and artist. She majored in Creative Writing at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) and will continue to do so at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts starting this fall. She entered the contest aiming to have her voice heard in tribute to this city steeped in creativity. See a clip and full-length video of her piece “Sentence Kisses for a City” here.

Teyanna Stone

Winner, Great Things Are Happening in Philadelphia Video Challenge

Teyanna grew up loving all forms of entertainment. Her first love is music, but she loves creating stories and worlds through film, video, and theater. Teyanna attended Central High School and will be graduating in May of 2021 from Temple University, having studied media production, theater, and music. Her mission is to tell a tale that creates an impact on people and she is striving to make a massive impact on the industry. See her piece “Philly Calls” here.

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