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Juneteenth Celebration

June 15, 2 pm5 pm.
Juneteenth in BPC-5

Juneteenth originated in 1865 in Galveston, Texas. Battery Park City’s 8th annual Emancipation Day celebration offers fun, history, art and a performance by Juneteenth LP, whose mission is to share music of the African Diaspora through the lens of Black classically trained musicians. The Federation of Black Cowboys share history and horseback rides (ages 3 and up). Enjoy readings by Sana Butler from Sugar of the Crop, her award-winning book based on interviews with African-Americans whose parents were born before 1865, and hear dreams and determination of the first families raised in freedom. Browse in the book tent and art exhibit tent, paint your own Juneteenth flag, and relax on the lawn. Books and art available to purchase. Juneteenth dress is welcome! Bring a picnic!


Chambers St. & River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States