A Guide To New York City's Juneteenth Events And Celebrations 1 BROOKLYN. Join for community service on Friday at 5:00 p.m., a cookout on the Long Meadow on Saturday at noon, and skate night at the LeFrak Center at 7:00 p.m. ... 2 MANHATTAN. ... 3 THE BRONX. ... 4 STATEN ISLAND. ... 5 QUEENS. ... 6 LIVESTREAMING. ...What is junjuneteenth and why is it important?
Juneteenth, which a portmanteau for June Nineteenth, honors the emancipation of those enslaved in the U.S. and is particularly important for African American communities. Every year events take place all over the country to celebrate, usually on the nearest weekend.How many days does the Juneteenth Festival last?
Atlanta, Georgia: The Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival takes place over three days with two large stages of music. See the festival website for more details.Is Juneteenth a paid holiday this year?
Even though Mayor Bill de Blasio recognized Juneteenth as a city holiday last year, city employees do not have a paid day off on Friday this year and students will have to wait until next June to celebrate the day. Companies are also starting to incorporate Juneteenth as a holiday in their calendars