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Juneteenth events and celebrations



Juneteenth events and celebrations


Juneteenth, first recognized as a national holiday last year, celebrates June 19, 1865, the date when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to free the remaining enslaved people in the United States. Here are some events where you can celebrate this momentous day.


June 18


Juneteenth Celebration Outdoor Concert. Join us for an outdoor concert with Hudson Valley singer, songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist, E'lissa Jones. 3pm. 124 Grand Street, Newburgh. 845-563-3600.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION-The Resistance Revival Chorus. The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 womxn, and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center womxn's voices. Tickets start at $30. 7pm. 272 Wall St, Kingston. .

Juneteenth Festival. Come and Enjoy Live Music, Local Singers, African Dance Group, Kids' Activities, and more!! 1pm. 356 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville.

New Paltz Community Juneteenth Celebration. 12–1pm Commemoration Ceremony at New Paltz Rural Cemetery

 2-6pm Come and celebrate Juneteenth in a community-wide, weekend-long celebration! Speakers, Tours, Exhibits*, Live Music & Buffet-Style Picnic Lunch (by donation while supplies last), and Children's Crafts, at Historic Huguenot Street.

7:30–9pm Juneteenth Movie Screening at Elting Memorial Library. 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz. (845) 255-1660.

June 19


Family Day: Free Admission. Free Admission Family Day is back and, this year, coincides with the New Paltz Community's on site Juneteenth Celebration! Join our neighbors in a celebration of freedom and family with live music performances, presentations, a community potluck, and more. HHS is excited to offer free tours to all visitors on June 19, 2022. Explore New Paltz's multi-cultural past through our historic interpretation that covers the lives of the region's Indigenous people, the French Huguenot colonists, the Africans they enslaved, and the free Black community. 10am., New Paltz.


P.O.W.E.R Juneteenth Celebration

The P.O.W.E.R Collective will be holding an event celebrating the BIPOC members of our community. There will be music, dancing, and live performances. All are invited! Railroad Green. 11am.

Celebrate the resilience of black freedom journeys at our Juneteenth Block Party. We have a roster of local musicians performing, craft vendors, and wellness practitioners offering healing experiences. QPOP will have food on the grill and local farmers will be present with fresh food to take home. Free and open to the public. 2pm. Kingston.

Hubby Jenkins. Join us at Unison at 4 PM for a concert by Hubby Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops!. 4:00pm. 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. (845) 255-1559.

Juneteenth Celebration. Celebrate Juneteenth with live performances. Father's Day raffle and tons of activities for the kids. 10am. Downing Park, 181-141 Carpenter Ave., Newburgh.



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