Where Ben Cardin Pavilion-Leakin Park 4500 N Franklintown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21229, United States
Contact Bonnie Sorak [email protected] 443-799-0349

One Water Partnership Greater Baltimore Juneteenth-Solstice Walk

Enjoy & Learn about the Long Road to Freedom & the Wonders of Creation

Activities include: African and Native American Drummers, Story Telling, Fishing Lessons, Bug Hunt, Native Plant Gardening, Yoga, Guided Walks in the Woods and MORE! -- all based on themes honoring freedom, social and environmental justice. This event is FREE!

Would your organization like to have an information table OR would you like to help volunteer?


  • Bring your Own Zero Waste Picnic Dinner & Drinks
  • Bring a blanket to spread or folding chair (that you can carry or drop off at the pavilion)
  • Bring a yoga mat if you have one and want to participate
  • Carpool! Parking at the pavilion is limited
  • Read the registration confirmation email carefully as it has explicit parking directions
  • Only folks with limited mobility will be allowed to park at the Winan's Meadow/Pavilion parking lot. Others will need to park at the Eagle Drive parking lot and take the 15 minute peaceful walk through the woods (signs and guides will lead you). So plan to arrive early to allow time to walk and get to the event location in time for the great program
  • There will be a complimentary shuttle bus from the parking area to the event. Arrive by 4:45 PM so you don't miss anything 
  • Due to road repaving Windsor Mill Road to Monticello Road to Wheatly Avenue MAY be closed. Plan your travel route accordingly. (See attached). But since it is a national holiday road construction may be halted so the road might be open

Note: For walking in the woods wear long pants and sturdy walking shoes as some of the paths are not paved and steep in some areas

Once you arrive to the Winan's Meadow/Pavilion there is access to a wheelchair/stroller friendly path as well.

Dress for the weather.

Bring gardening gloves to help in the native plant garden

Be sure to include your phone number when you register in case of inclement weather cancellation. Decision to be made by noon.

Program (subject to change)

Time Event Location
5:00-8:00 Registration/Information Tables Pavilion
5:00-5:30 Welcome/African Drummers-Changa Onyango/Original People Drummers-Peter Brooks Pavilion

Land Acknowledgement/Thanksgiving Address-Peter Brooks 

Opening Prayer

6:00-6:15 Juneteenth Presentation-Charlie Dugger Pavilion
6:15-6:30 Storyteller/Juneteenth-Mama Angie



Nature Art Recycled

Native Garden Demonstration/Tour/Weeding


Forest Therapy Trail Walk

Fishing Instruction

Cemetery Tours-More Challenging Hike




Trail Head


Trail Head

7:00-7:30 Photo Walk Trail Head
7:15-7:45 Bug Hunt Trail Head


Winan's Meadow


Last Call for Shuttle Back to Eagle Drive

Closing-African & Original People Drumming

Winan's Meadow Parking Lot


Contact Information:

Luis Calderon at [email protected] or 301-592-7433

Bonnie Sorak at [email protected] or 443-799-0349

Spread the word-flyers and social media graphics to download and share:

Facebook Page: Link

Juneteenth Solstice Flyer - PDF Flyer

Juneteenth Solstice Flyer - JPEG

Parking Info: PDF

Parking Info: JPEG

Social Media Graphic: JPEG

Leakin Park Trail Map

Will you come?