Sunday, June 19 marks Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. After the Emancipation Proclamation declared all slaves free in 1862, the news took time to travel. June 19, 1865, is the date when word of the proclamation reached enslaved African Americans in Texas.
Here are events around New York City to mark the date.
Juneteenth Summit 2022
Time: 9 a.m.
Juneteenth Paint & Sip
Where: 1450 Commerce Ave, Bronx
Time: 6-10 p.m.
13th Annual Juneteenth NYC Festival
Where: Linden Park
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
651 ARTS’ Juneteenth Celebration
Where: The Center for Fiction, Brooklyn
Time: 1-8 p.m.
Juneteenth NYC Concert
Where: Prospect Park
2nd Annual Juneteenth Family Day in Pelham Bay
Where: Pelham Bay Park
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Juneteenth: Celebration of Black Excellence
Where: Cadman Plaza Park
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Jubilee 2022 – A Juneteenth Celebration of Black Excellence
Where: The Atrium14 Park Street
Time: 1-9 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration at Van Cortlandt Park
Where: Van Cortlandt Park
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.