Six Art-Filled Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in New York City #Juneteenth2023
There are tons of options for celebrating the June 19 holiday across the five boroughs, Via Hyperallergic
This Monday, June 19, Juneteenth will be observed in the United States. The holiday marks the day in 1865 when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved people in Texas, nearly two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the decree. More than 250,000 enslaved people were finally freed. In 2021, President Biden declared June 19 a federal holiday.
But it’s worth noting that Juneteenth celebrations have been ongoing for more than 150 years. This year, art organizations across New York City are honoring the day in a variety of formats — from film screenings to dance performances to portrait making. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s most exciting and art-filled Juneteenth events, many of them open to the public and free of charge.
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