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LOUISVILLE, KY - JUNE 19: Complex Collaboration Step Team performs a dance during the Juneteenth Unity Parade at Shawnee Park on June 19, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, commemorates the end of chattel slavery on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, in compliance with President Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. US President Joe Biden subbed legislation into law as Juneteenth National Independence Day on June 17th, 2021. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

Where Are The Juneteenth Events This Weekend?

Originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865, Juneteenth is an annual commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

Last year, President Biden signed legislation that made Juneteenth which falls on June 19th, a federal holiday. Since then, there have been an increase in celebrations across the nation. It is a day or weekend full of celebrations that include, picnics, speakers, panels, and family gatherings.

This year, Juneteenth takes place on a Sunday. If you are in the New York or New Jersey area, here are some events to take your family or Hinge dates:

 

Juneteenth in Queens 2022

Sunday, June 19th

Juneteenth NY

Sunday, June 19th

 

 

The Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, June 18th

 

Seneca Village

Sunday, June 19th

 

Yoga, African Dance & Drumming by Harlem Wellness in 2nd Annual Historic Harlem Parks Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18th

JUBILEE 2022 – A Juneteenth Celebration of Black Excellence

Sunday, June 19th

Juneteenth: Celebration of Black Excellence

Sunday, June 19th

 

Jollof n Chill NY: Juneteenth Weekend NYC

Sunday, June 19th

Juneteenth Celebration NJ – American Dream

Sunday, June 19th

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Farmhouse Family Day: Juneteenth w/ the Community Legacy Project

Saturday, June 18th

Brown Sugar Bounce @ the BK Museum w/ The Culture LP

Sunday, June. 19th

Apple Music created a special playlist to commemorate the day.

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