Brooklyn vendors and restaurants host Juneteenth food festival
Dozens of vendors and restaurant owners gathered in Crown Heights to celebrate Juneteenth through music and food on Saturday.
Event organizers Black Owned Brooklyn and the Weeksville Heritage Center say the festival is aimed at honoring the past while creating new traditions in the present.
Twenty different Black-owned food vendors offered cuisine from across the African diaspora, serving foods like South Carolina fried chicken and biscuits, Jamaican patties and plantain ice cream.
The Juneteenth food festival will continue Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7p.m.