Celebrate Juneteenth in NYC

June 1, 2024 Desiree Homer

It’s almost Juneteenth, and it’s time for New York City to celebrate freedom, resilience, and African American culture. Juneteenth represents June 19th, 1865, which marked the end of slavery in the United States. New Yorkers and visitors alike gather to honor and reflect on the spirit of such a historic day. NYC’s diverse neighborhoods unify to commemorate the historical significance of the day. Check out these events and festivals happening on and around Juneteenth in New York City!

Juneteenth at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center will host “Some Sing: A Juneteenth Celebration” by Carl Hancock Rux on June 19th, which will highlight various musical genres and their roots. 

Juneteenth Food Festival

Head over to Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn for their 3rd annual food festival on June 15th. With over 42 local food vendors, artisans, cooking demos, double-dutch performances, and more! It’s a full-on party you won’t want to miss!

Juneteenth Celebration at Battery Park City

Celebrate Juneteenth with this free and family-friendly event, which will include history, arts, crafts, and music. Make your way to Battery Park City on June 15th, where the Federation of Black Cowboys share history, horsemanship, and riding, plus pony rides for the kids!

Juneteenth NY Celebration

The 15th Annual Juneteenth NY Celebration is happening from June 13th to 17th. It’s a celebration full of rich culture through music, dance, poetry, and more! Attendees can also participate in a restaurant crawl, free festival with local vendors, a parade, a fashion show, and a virtual summit. 

New York City comes together to celebrate this significant and profound day with vibrant festivities, educational opportunities, and community solidarity. As we work towards a more inclusive society, commemorating Juneteenth and the freedom it represents inspires a lasting impression on future generations. 

EMRG Media is your event planning partner for all your upcoming NYC parties and events. Contact us today, and let the planning begin!

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