Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Liberation Day, is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Join us as we come together to celebrate this historic and momentous occasion and kick off a month-long series of Juneteenth activities around Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Westchester & Rockland Juneteenth Kick-Off Event

June 1 | 6-7:30pm
*Rain location: Thomas H. Slater Center
2 Fischer Avenue |
White Plains

Please be advised that FREE PARKING is available on Quarropas Street in from of the building. NO PARKING is allowed in the Slater Center lot. Metered street parking and parking at the Longview Municipal loare are also avaialble in the immediate area.

Presented by ArtsWestchester, with the support from the Westchester County Government, and the Juneteenth Committees of Westchester and Rockland County (Ardsley Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Bedford IDEA Committee, Haverstraw African American Connection, Irvington Juneteenth Committee, Lincoln Park Conservancy, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, OneMamaroneck, Ossining Juneteenth Committee, Peekskill Juneteenth Heritage, Pelham Juneteenth Committee, Town of Greenburgh, White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Inc., Yonkers African American Heritage Committee), in concert with the Westchester County African American Advisory Board

This event kicks off a month-long series of Juneteenth activities around Westchester and Rockland Counties. The program features a keynote talk by esteemed urban anthropologist Dr. Sherrill Wilson and a reenactment of Harriet Tubman by Alvenia Smith. Music and dance performances by regional artists include Baba Abishai, Selah Armstrong, Shirazette Tinnin, Minister Angel Hill Brooks, and more.

ARDSLEY

Juneteenth Celebration 2022

June 18 | 5-9pm
Pascone Park
638 Ashford Ave

Presented by Ardsley Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

A day filled with food, music, dancing, art and speakers, including local elected officials. X-Factor Marching Band will open the festivities and DJ Kasino and local food trucks will be offered into the night.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/ardsleymdicommittee

BEDFORD

Celebrate Juneteenth

June 19 | beginning at 3pm
Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah

Presented by Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts in collaboration with the Town of Bedford

Esteemed speakers, performance from internationally acclaimed vocalist Jeremiah Abiah, and family-friendly activities including double-dutch, games and arts and crafts.

More info: https://caramoor.org/event/celebrate-juneteenth-summer-2022/

DOBBS FERRY

June Celebration 

June 17 | 1-4pm
The Children’s Village
1 Echo Hills Road

Presented by The Children’s Village

This celebration will include speakers, music, dancing, and arts and crafts – including painting, drawing and African beading – and more.

GREENBURGH

3rd Annual Juneteenth Event

June 17 | 5:30-8pm
Location TBD

presented by Town of Greenburgh

A celebration filled with educational fun-filled activities.

More info: www.Greenburghny.com

HASTINGS ON HUDSON

Juneteenth Celebration & Food Truck Event

June 26 | 1-5pm
at Zinsser commuter parking lot, across from the Hastings on Hudson train station

presented by P-CoC – Parenting Children of Color

Featuring food and live music from around the world to celebrate Juneteenth. Musicians include a Brazilian group, Japanese Taiko drummers, a Sitar player from India and an R&B singer.

More info: sites.google.com/p-coc.org/p-cocgeneralforumsevents/future-events?authuser=0 

HAVERSTRAW

Haverstraw 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Presented by Haverstraw African American Connection

June 17 | 5:30pm
Flag Raising and Dancing Under the Stars at Village Hall
40 New Main Street

June 18 | 3-7pm
Juneteenth “Generations” Celebration
Haverstraw African American Memorial Park
41 Clinton Street

June 19 | 1:30-3:30pm
Father’s Day “Gospel in the Park” Celebration
Haverstraw African American Memorial Park
41 Clinton Street

More Info: thehaac.com

IRVINGTON

Celebration of “Yesterday”

June 18 | 2-6PM
at Main Street School parking lot

Presented by Irvington Juneteenth Committee

African music, drummers and dancers from the renowned Nkumu Katalay & The “Life Long Project” Band, Afro-Caribean food, artists, craft vendors, crafts for kids, student art and historians sharing Irvington’s history of slavery and newly discovered enslaved African burial ground in Irvington. The event also includes a groundbreaking ceremony for artist Vinnie Bagwell’s “Yesterday” sculpture (3pm), which was commissioned to commemorate the lives of the enslaved Africans who lived in what is now Irvington.

MAMARONECK

Mamaroneck Juneteenth 2022 | An Ancestral Spiritual Awakening

June 18 | 12-6pm
Columbus Park
Van Ranst Place

Presented by OneMamaroneck

Conceptualized and led by African American and Black leaders from Mamaroneck, the Juneteenth 2022 festival and celebration will be centered around the five pillars of food, family, music, education and faith. OneMamaroneck is facilitating as a member of the planning team.

More Info: onemamaroneck.org

MAGIC CHARM … UP MY SLEEVE: a Juneteenth Celebration in Music and Word

June 19 | 4pm
Emelin Theater
153 Library Lane

Presented by Emelin Theater and Copland House

This concert by Music from Copland House features texts by Langston Hughes, Marcus Amaker, Dudley Randall, Walt Whitman, and others; and music that reaches back to late-19th-century spirituals, visits the Harlem Renaissance, and salutes 20th- and 21st-century masters. Includes a post-performance talk with the artists.

More Info: https://emelin.org/event/copland-house-jun/
Visit Copland House here.

MOUNT VERNON

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 | 10am-6pm
Brush Park

Presented by the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation

NEW ROCHELLE

Songs for Our Fathers: Juneteenth Celebration 2022

June 16-20 | Times Vary
Locations vary

Presented by The Lincoln Park Conservancy, Inc. and the City of New Rochelle

This multi-day, multi-venue celebration features a concert of international jazz greats (June 19 at City Hall). Other festivities include an opening processional by Bokandeye African American Dance Theater, raising of the Juneteenth Flag, African Marketplace, screenings of the documentary Leveling Lincoln, an expo of minority-owned businesses, family activities and more. A Trolley Tour of the Black Enclaves of New Rochelle is narrated by City Historian Barbara Davis.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/TLPCJuneteenthCelebration

OSSINING

Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony

June 2 | 9am
Market Square
Main & Spring Streets

Presented by Ossining Juneteenth Council

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/JuneteenthCouncil

Juneteenth Adult Recess

June 4 | Time TBA
Nelson Park
S Highland Avenue, corner of Washington Avenue

Presented by Ossining Juneteenth Council

Adults are encouraged to take a break for an old-school recess with games from their youth (kick ball, hopscotch, double-dutch and more).

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/JuneteenthCouncil

Ossining Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 | 12-4pm
Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Presented by Ossining Juneteenth Council

This afternoon community celebration includes local vendors, performances, special presentations, music and food.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/JuneteenthCouncil

PEEKSKILL

Peekskill Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony

June 9 | 6pm
City Hall
840 Main Street

Presented by Peekskill Youth Bureau’s Juneteenth Committee

11th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Day

June 18 | 12-5pm
Depew Park
1 Robin Drive

Presented by Peekskill Youth Bureau’s Juneteenth Committee

The celebration consists of African dance and drums, youth presentations, spoken word, gospel music, freedom tributes, marching bands, jazz, food and craft vendors, a Freedom Walk, hip-hop music and more. Grand Marshals are Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, Judge Reginald Johnson, CEO Joan Battle King and Mayor Vivian McKenzie.

More Info: https://pyouth.info/3DgVJAq

PELHAM

Juneteenth in the Village of Pelham

June 18 | 2-8pm
Wolfs Lane Park

Presented by The Village of Pelham Council on the Arts, Pelham Arts Center and The Picture House

A day of free events commemorates of freedom with artists, musicians, dancers, food and film.

More Info: https://facebook.com/VOPCA10803

WHITE PLAINS

Harriet Tubman: The Journey to Freedom Statue

On View through June 30, 2022
Renaissance Plaza
Main Street

Presented by the City of White Plains and White Plains BID

“Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom” is a nine-foot high, 2,400 lb. bronze sculpture by artist Wesley Wofford that honors and pays tribute to Harriet Tubman’s fight for freedom. A calendar of related programs and events also highlights the sculpture’s presence.

More Info: wpbid.com/tubman

White Plains Juneteenth Parade and Festival

June 11 | 11am
Downtown White Plains

Presented by White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee

This 18th Annual community event features a parade and festival in downtown White Plains, including food and entertainment for the whole family. This year’s festivities also celebrate the life and legacy of Grand Marshal (posthumously) Theodore “Teddy” Lee and honor his wife JoAnne Lee and family.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/White-Plains-Juneteenth-Heritage-Inc-101661968658520

YONKERS

Annual Citywide Juneteenth African Heritage Festival Weekend 2022

June 16-19 | More info coming soon!
Locations and times vary

Presented by The Yonkers African American Heritage Committee

This four-day celebration begins with a one-day conference and includes a pan-African flag-raising ceremony, tribute to Black Music Month, softball and basketball games, economic symposium, youth activities, unity worship service, African drum and dance sessions, Enslaved African Rain Garden public art project, performances, vendors and more.

More Info: www.yaahc.org

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