Juneteenth Celebration in Rockefeller Park

Sat Jun 15, 2024
2:00am to 5:00pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free
Rockefeller Park

Battery Park City’s eighth annual Emancipation Day celebration offers fun, history, art, and a performance by Juneteenth LP, whose mission is to share the music of the African Diaspora through the lens of classically trained Black musicians. The Federation of Black Cowboys shares history and horseback rides for ages 3 and up, too.

Families can also enjoy readings by Sana Butler from Sugar of the Crop, her award-winning book based on interviews with African-Americans whose parents were born before 1865, and hear dreams and determination of the first families raised in freedom.  Browse in the book tent and art exhibit tent, paint your own Juneteenth flag, and relax on the lawn. Books and art available to purchase. Juneteenth dress is welcome!

Bring a picnic!

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