Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout New York City

Saturday, 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.

June 18

Mind, Body, Soul Day 1
Where: Online
Time: 9-6 p.m.
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Juneteenth Rally
Where: 4101 White Plains Road, the Bronx
Time: 12- 2 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION
Where: The Plaza at 300 Ashland Place
Time: 8-11 p.m.
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June 19

The Unsung Collective Performance
Where: Main floor of the Oculus
Time: 1-2 p.m.
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Juneteenth Celebration Day 2
Where: Herbet Von King Park and online
Time: 9-6 p.m.
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Consecration of African Burial Ground in Van Cortlandt Park
Where: Online - Facebook Live
Time: 11 a.m.
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Peace BBQ
Where: East 226th Street
Time: 12-5 p.m.
Juneteenth Double Dutch
Where: Belmont Park
Juneteenth BBQ
Where: Sotomayor Center
Time: 12-3 p.m.
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Freefest 2021
Where: Domino Park
Time: 4-10 p.m.
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Brooklyn Juneteenth Love Day
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Belmont Avenue Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Belmont Avenue between Rockaway Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard
Time: 11-4 p.m.
Crown Heights Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Lincoln Terrace Park
Time: 2-8 p.m.
National Action Center Juneteenth Celebration
Where: House of Justice
Time: 12 p.m.

June 20

Youth Pomp Day 3
Where: Bed-Stuy Restoration and online
Time: 9-3 p.m.
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