Juneteenth in Queens

When:
June 19, 2021 all-day
2021-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
2021-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Roy Wilkins Park
Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The office of NYS Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman(D29)
3474757684
Juneteenth in Queens @ Roy Wilkins Park | New York | United States

QUEENS CELEBRATES #JUNETEENTH

Commemorating 156 years of Black Power on Juneteenth at Roy Wilkins Park since the last enslaved people in Galveston, TX was freed.

A sustainable and historic festival for the South East Queens community that highlights, celebrates, and commemorates our Black Ancestors and their journey to liberation through Juneteenth. In partnership with community leaders, elected officials, community organizations, Black Greek life, public safety, parks, small businesses, and more, the collective committee will execute Juneteenth’s worth remembering for years to come.

Assembly Bill A10628, sponsored and introduced by our very own @aliciahyndman State Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman of the 29th Assembly District in June 2020 to finally have Juneteenth recognized as a New York State Holiday.

On October 14, 2020, this empowered bill was signed into law. 156 years later, in 2021 we will celebrate Black Power, and Liberation for the first time as an NYS Holiday on Juneteenth at Roy Wilkins Park!

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