Celebrations and reflections highlight Irvington Juneteenth festivities

Organizers said now that it is a federally protected holiday, this year's celebrations were extra meaningful.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2022, 9:57 PM

Updated 700 days ago

Share:

Irvington kicked off Juneteenth celebrations at the Main Street School on Saturday.
Organizers said now that it is a federally protected holiday, this year's celebrations were extra meaningful.
There were vendors, music and a variety of foods at the event.
Attendees reflected on the holiday as well as celebrated it.
This was the Juneteenth Committee's Third annual event in Irvington.
Vendors featured many Black-owned products as well as Black artists.
The community also had a groundbreaking for the future piece of public art by Black sculptor Vinnie Bagwell. The sculptor will commemorate the lives and resilience of the enslaved men women, and children that lived in what is now Irvington.


More from News 12