Westchester is Open for Fun

Westchester is bursting with arts and culture that residents and visitors alike can enjoy. Arts groups throughout the County have been working hard to #restartthearts with in-person and virtual exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the declaration that all Black people in Galveston, Texas were “free.” This announcement, made on June 19, 1865, came more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and is considered by Black people in the United States as “Emancipation Day”: The date is celebrated annually to commemorate the end of … Read More »

Haverstraw Juneteenth: An Interview with Virginia (Ginny) Norfleet

Interview with Virginia (Ginny) Norfleet, Founder and Executive Director of the Haverstraw African American Connection:  Aaron Paige (AP): What is Haverstraw’s Juneteenth origin story and what is it’s relationship to the Haverstraw African-American Connection? Ginny Norfleet (GF): In 2016, we had our first celebration here in Haverstraw. It came about because in 2005, I knocked down an … Read More »