Keep an eye out for upcoming events this July. The Greenwood Rising museum opens on July 14th. The Greenwood Business District will be setting up pop-ups for merchandise and more for the grand opening. Mr. Idea’s first Greenwood Paint and Sip is happening on Thursday, July 15, from 6:30 to 8:30, painting a piece of the Historic Greenwood district. Bring friends and family!
The Historic Greenwood district will also be opening its own exclusive merchandise store soon, located in the back of the Welcome Center. This store will feature the new Historic Greenwood logo and more pieces from Mr. Idea. Download the Shopify app, where the online store will be available, and the Emfluencer app, where business updates will start to be posted for the whole district.
This week was a very eventful week in Greenwood. This past Wednesday, June 16th, a press conference was held, breaking the news that the Historic Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Business district was added to the National Registry of Historic Places. There were dozens of speakers, attendees and local news coverage, which gave positive exposure to the amazing and growing community within Greenwood.
Juneteenth followed the press conference. The new federal holiday was another success, with many vendors selling great food, beautiful art, music and more. The main event during the day was the Black Wallstreet Alliance fashion show, with young and local runway-walkers. The nighttime event was a free concert by the multi-platinum r&b artist, Mario. This concert lasted from 10:30 to 1, and was a push to increase Greenwood’s nightlife, lead by the Greenwood Speakeasy, opening soon.
The Chamber of Commerce also recently partnered with the Tinker Federal Credit Union, located at 8920 E 61st St, Tulsa, OK 74133. Open a new bank account through TFCU to receive a free $10 into the account. TFCU is a non-profit company, and one of the various ways it returns its profits to the community is through financial education. Using their help, Greenwood plans to start a financial literacy class.
To see pictures of the press conference and Juneteenth, visit and follow @GreenwoodChamber on instagram. To learn more about the Tinker Federal Credit Union, visit TinkerFCU.org or copy and paste this URL into your browser https://www.tinkerfcu.org/
This week is Juneteenth. Juneteenth, nationally celebrated on June 19, is the annual celebration of the end of slavery, due to Abraham Lincoln’s issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration of Juneteenth on Greenwood started in 1989 by the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in conjunction with the North Tulsa Heritage Foundation. Every June, the celebration features local, regional, and nationally renowned entertainers, food venues and more. This Juneteenth celebration also features a special runway fashion show.
The Green Chamber of Commerce Business District has also finally been added to the National Register of Historic Places. There will be a press conference Wednesday, June 16th, at 10:30 in front of the Welcome Center to discuss this great news. A new official instagram account has been created, where more news and updates will be posted about this week. Follow us @GreenwoodChamber.
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This weekend in Greenwood, May 28th through May 31st, many citizens of Tulsa, important political figures, descendants, celebrities and the last survivors, gathered to remember the 100 year anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre. The high level of publicity made progress in acknowledging an unfortunate event that had been hidden from history for so long, but there is still more work to be done. Sadly, while no decision on reparations has been made, Mayor G.T. Bynum made a statement, apologizing for the city government’s role in the massacre. After the centennial, president Joe Biden visited Greenwood district. Other visitors included important figures: attorney Ben Crump and Geoffrey Standing Bear, Chief of Osage nation.
Come see the Black Wall Street Alliance walkthrough museum across the street from the welcome center to see the original Ford model T with the crank-engine mechanism, and take some selfies to picture yourself in a thriving Greenwood. Also, visit the Manhattan on Greenwood Speakeasy experience in the Black Wall Street Alliance building. For a chance to see new vendors and shops on Greenwood, come to Welcome Weekend, every Saturday and Sunday from 11-4.