MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER VOLUME 5  ISSUE 5




2016 FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL 
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Denver Arts & Venues' 13th annual Five Points Jazz Festival returns 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, celebrating the music, culture and roots of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood. 
Come out to Five Points to enjoy this free festival of music, food, culture, and fun. 

The free festival takes place on Welton Street between 26th and 29th streets, and features more than 30 bands playing live music on eight stages throughout the day.
 
Five Points Jazz Festival offers a culturally diverse lineup providing Denver with an afternoon filled with several types of jazz to experience -- Latin, blues, funk, trios, youth-focused programming and more. Other activities include an art and food marketplace, a youth area featuring a bounce house, a stilt walking clinic, face painting, a caricature artist, cornhole, and sidewalk chalk artists throughout the festival. 

New to Five Points Jazz Festival this year, is a New Orleans style parade starting at 11 a.m. May 21 to open the festival. The parade starts at 26th and Welton streets -- the Arts & Venues Stage -- and will march up to 29th and Welton streets -- the Main Stage. The parade will be led by grand marshals, and prominent Five Points community members, Charles Burrell and Cleo Parker Robinson. Following the musicians, the community is encouraged to join in the second line of the parade led by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. 


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FIVE POINTS BUSINESS DISTRICT
MONTHLY COMMUNITY ACTION MEETING

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

AGENDA
Affordable Housing 
Business Improvement District (BID) Update
Five Points Jazz Festival

2444 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80205
Stroud Conference Room

A  LIL' BIT OF FIVE POINTS HISTORY

LIFE IN FIVE POINTS...1880s

Houses of Worship

Temple Emanuel - 2400 Curtis St

Much of Five Points large Jewish population went to Temple Emanuel at 24th and Curtis Streets. Temple Emanuel is the oldest Jewish congregation in the state of Colorado, founded in 1874. The congregation grew and prospered with the community. It soon outgrew its original home. By 1882 a new synagogue was erected at 24th and Curtis Streets. Even though this structure was gutted by fire in 1897, the building still stands today.

Zion Baptist - 24th & Emerson St

The Black Population increased to 146 mulatto or Black men, and ninety-one mulatto or Black women in Denver by 1870. A slow, but steady increase in the number of residents began to fill the memberships in the churches. Zion Baptist Church was organized November 15, 1865, with a membership of 9 persons. After renting space for more than two years, the congregation built a church on the corner of 20th (L street in 1873) and Arapahoe Streets in 1868.



Shorter African Methodist Episcopal Church

The July 14, 1873 edition of the Denver Daily Times published a brief article about Shorter A.M. E. Church.  In 1878, the church built a new structure at Stout Street and Nineteenth Street, and changed their name in 1880 to Shorter Chapel in honor of the Right Reverend James A. Shorter, ninth Bishop of the A. M. E. church. The church purchased land at Cleveland Place and Twenty-Third Street (Twentieth Avenue and Park Avenue West) with two homes, and later one became the parsonage. 
   
                         
Lupus Colorado and
The Urban League Guild of Metropolitan Denver 
Proudly Present  
Second Annual Health Awareness and Educational Symposium:

SATURDAY, MAY 21 * 10 A.M. - NOON 
AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER 
9900 E COLFAX AVE, AURORA, CO 80010

LUPUS:  Invisible No More

COME BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION
J oin us for this live interactive presentation featuring doctors and health professionals with a focus on lupus  and the effects it has on people living with the disease, specifically in the African American Community.  The symposium is open to lupus patients, caregivers, family members and medical professionals.  For more information, call 303-377-2790, ext. 5

LUPUS FACTS: 
* 2 million Americans, including 30,000 Coloradans, have been diagnosed with lupus.
* 1 out of every 185 people - 90 percent of whom are women - are affected by lupus.
* Lupus is 2-3 times more prevalent in African-Americans, Latinos, Native    Americans and Asian-Americans.
* More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the      country.
 * There is no known cause or cure for lupus.

Free Event | Light Refreshments

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GET RID OF THAT JUNK!

SATURDAY, MAY 21st
9 AM - 2 PM

FREE DROP OFF SITES
&
FREE TRASH BAGS*

Register at Denvergov.org/kdb by May 2nd
*while supplies last


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2016 ANNUAL JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH

Miss Juneteenth Nominees


Youth Engagement Zone

Juneteenth Music Festival

Juneteenth's Green Zone

Contact Information
Tracy J. Winchester                                                                Nell Washington
Executive Director                                                                   Project Manager
tjwinchester@fivepointsbiz.org                                                 nwashington@fivepointsbiz.org
        
                                       
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Councilman Albus Brooks (Chairman), Ryan Cobbins (Vice Chairman), Joel Noble (Secretary), David Hicks (Treasurer), Wil Alston, Paul Books, Alison Corrigan, Jill Dorancy-Williams, Norman Harris III, Terry Nelson
 
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