What is Juneteenth anyway? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States of America.
Background: It was on June 19, 1865, that the Union soldiers got the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This came two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.
Celebrate our freedom at these events across the Island.
2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration – June 15th
Celebrate Juneteenth with the Nassau Alumnae Chapter and Jackson Memorial AME Zion Church! Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
There will be food, dancing, music, poetry, and vendors! There will be family fun for everyone! Bring your blanket, lawn chair, and basket. Bring a friend.
Juneteenth Book Discussion and Tea – June 15th
To honor and celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, we’ll be catering to the community with an afternoon tea and book discussion of Charles Blow’s “Fire Shut Up In My Bones”.
Town of Brookhaven 2019 Juneteenth Celebration – June 15th
Join us for a delicious lunch and then test your knowledge of history for a chance to win great prizes*. We have music, dancing, and games for the whole family.
A Celebration of Freedom Hosted by the Office of Minority Affairs – June19th
Town of Hempstead Juneteenth Celebration – June 22nd
Join the Town of Hempstead for a community commemoration of Juneteenth!