Juneteenth Events - Local Areas

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    A few people asked for a listing of Juneteeth Day Events going on in their locales, so I thought to create this thread as a reference to have for any events, meet ups, commemorations, area happenings etc. I'm posting up for DMV and NYC, but if anyone wants to include other areas, feel free to add on.

    Background:
    Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

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    From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

    Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.


    Juneteenth World Wide Celebration
     
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    Event DATE: June 15, 2019

    Time: 11AM - 6:00 PM
    10th Annual Juneteenth 2019 Festival - "Back to the Future" (Free)
    Juneteenth is the official Celebration of the Emancipation of Slavery generally celebrated on June nineteenth (19th). Think of it as the African American 4th of July (without the fireworks- that is). In honor of Father's Day and the weekend, we celebrate Juneteenth; June 15 (Fifteenth). There will be vendors selling crafts and food (really good food), activities for kids, games for parents and their children, a wonderful showcase, great raffle prizes and Trivia about the African American journey. This is just a short list of all the great things that will happen at Juneteenth so if you want to stay current on all the updates please register.

    This year, Umoja Events will be celebrating 10 Years of serving the community. The Annual Juneteenth Festival titled "Back to The Future":
    Gershwin Park
    800 Van Siclen Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11207

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    Juneteenth Arts Festival
    117 S Oxford St.
    Brooklyn, New York

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    Saturday, June 19, 8 pm-midnight (Rain date: June 20)
    227 Duffield St. (Downtown Brooklyn)

    The Abolitionist Museum hosts an annual Juneteenth Celebration, recognizing the June 19th Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, which gave African-American slaves their freedom. The evening of celebration at this historic site, where abolitionists once lived and hid African-Americans, features Shawn Lee's spiritual healing performance; Indoda Entsha, West African drumming group directed by E. Preston Riddikk; and Michael Hooper of Roots Revisited. Great food, too! $10 (includes food). Purchase tickets at door.
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    ABSW-NYC (Social Work Board) Juneteenth Celebration at 1969 Madison Ave
    Date and Time
    Sat, June 15, 2019

    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

    Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10035
     
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    DMV (and Baltimore)
    Juneteeth at Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
    This free family event is open to the public. As a part of our ongoing mission to provide exciting and unique cultural programming to county residents, the Juneteenth celebration is a must-attend event that will surely delight all.

    What is Juneteenth?

    Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 43 states and the District of Columbia.
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    Festival Information

    • Saturday, June 15, 2019, 12 noon to 5 pm
    • Watkins Regional Park
      301 Watkins Park Drive
      Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

    This free family event is open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. This must-attend event offers exciting and unique cultural programming to celebrate this important date.

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    Juneteenth Celebration, Lexington Park

    June 15, 2019
    Celebrate African American Heritage, take an African dance class or participate in workshops. You can also attend performances, hear storytellers and enjoy the variety of interesting items for sale.
     

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