Events

Check back soon as additional exhibitions and programs are being planned for 2019!

September 10-October 30, 2019: Baseball Dreamers (Exhibition): Featuring works recently donated to, or acquired by, the Baseball Reliquary. Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, California. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; closed Sunday. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

Monday, October 21, 2019, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: A Life Set to Jazz: A Hundred Years of Jackie Robinson (Concert and Conversation): KPCC-FM Southern California Public Radio presents a live performance of Bobby Bradford’s jazz suite, Stealin’ Home, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary in memory of Jackie Robinson. The performance will be preceded by a conversation with Bobby Bradford, and will be followed by a panel discussion, hosted by veteran journalist Nick Roman, examining Robinson’s impact on American culture. Panelists will include Tommy Davis, former Major League Baseball star; Peter Dreier, author and political science professor at Occidental College; Byron Motley, documentary filmmaker, author, and singer; and Kathy Robinson-Young, niece of Jackie Robinson. Free admission; seating is limited, so please RSVP for tickets. Get tickets here. Crawford Family Forum, 474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, California. Further information, phone (626) 583-5100.

— THE OCTOBER 21 PROGRAM IS NOW SOLD OUT —

November 1-December 12, 2019: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? (Exhibition): The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary present an exhibition of artifacts, artworks, and photographs spotlighting the life and times of Jackie Robinson. Wardman Library Lobby, Whittier College, 7031 Founders Hill Road, Whittier, California. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Further information, phone (562) 907-4247.

“Jackie Robinson Brand,” painting by Ben Sakoguchi.

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:00 p.m.: San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third-Place Baseball Team (Discussion & Book Signing): The Baseball Reliquary and Allendale Branch Library present a discussion and book signing with Lincoln Mitchell, author of San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third-Place Baseball Team (Rutgers University Press, 2019). Copies of the book will be available for $28.00. Light refreshments will be served. Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, California. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m.: Stealin’ Home: A Musical Tribute to Jackie Robinson (Concert, Poetry, and Conversation): The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary present a live performance of Bobby Bradford’s jazz suite, Stealin’ Home, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary in memory of Jackie Robinson. The performance will be preceded by a selection of poetry from Michael C Ford, and will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with Bobby Bradford. Before and after the concert, visit the exhibition Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? in the Wardman Library Lobby. Free admission and parking. Whittier College Memorial Chapel, 12901 Philadelphia St., Whittier, California. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647 or (562) 907-4803.

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100 (Concert): The Baseball Reliquary presents a live performance of Bobby Bradford’s jazz suite, Stealin’ Home, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary in memory of Jackie Robinson. In addition, the Donavan/Muradian Quintet will perform songs played at Jackie and Rachel Robinson’s inaugural “Afternoon of Jazz” concert in 1963. Free admission. Boston Court Pasadena, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, California. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00 p.m.: A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100 (Concert): The Baseball Reliquary, City of Pasadena, Councilmember John J. Kennedy, and NAACP Pasadena Branch present a live performance of Bobby Bradford’s jazz suite, Stealin’ Home, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary in memory of Jackie Robinson. In addition, singer-songwriter Byron Motley will perform a collection of songs reflecting Jackie Robinson’s historic debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 through the emergence of the artistry of Nat King Cole. Free admission, but please RSVP for tickets at sporras@cityofpasadena.net. Light refreshments will be served. Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The Baseball Reliquary presents a display of Negro Leagues memorabilia, and Jackie Robinson artworks and artifacts, including Michael Guccione’s “Jackie Robinson Icon” and William Robert Steele’s replica of Ebbets Field.  Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.  For further information, phone (626) 744-7300.

Display of Negro Leagues memorabilia at Jackie Robinson Center, Pasadena, California.

Display of Negro Leagues memorabilia at Jackie Robinson Center, Pasadena, California.

 

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