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Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout Hudson Valley

Juneteenth marks the 1865 emancipation of the last group of enslaved people, who were in Texas, 2.5 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

News 12 Staff

Jun 15, 2023, 8:30 AM

Updated 371 days ago

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Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout Hudson Valley
Juneteenth marks the 1865 emancipation of the last group of enslaved people, who were in Texas, 2.5 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
On this day General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas informing the last group of enslaved people that they were freed.
Here are events around the Hudson Valley to mark the date.

JUNE 1-30

TLPC’s Juneteenth Celebration 2023 - History Out Loud
Where: Various locations

JUNE 1

Westchester & Rockland Juneteenth kick-off event
Where: Bedford Hills Community House, 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Road to Irvington’s 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Irvington Public Library, 12 S. Astor Street
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

JUNE 2

Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony in Ossining
Where: Market Square, Main & Spring streets, Ossining
Time: 6 p.m.

JUNE 4

Antioch Church 2023 Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Antioch Baptist Church, 3 Church Street, Bedford Hills
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

JUNE 10

Mount Kisco’s 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration
Where: 104 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mount Vernon Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Brush Park, 555 S. Third Ave., Mount Vernon
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
White Plains Juneteenth Parade and Festival
Where: Downtown White Plains
Time: 11 a.m.

JUNE 15

Celebrating Juneteenth: African Drumming Workshop and Performance
Where: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Peekskill Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony
Where: City Hall, 840 Main St. Peekskill
Time: 6 p.m.

JUNE 16

Haverstraw 8th annual Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Flag Raising and dancing under the stars at Village Hall, 40 New Main St., Haverstraw
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Events in Yonkers:
  • Flag Raising Ceremony (3 pm - 5 pm)
  • Yonkers City Hall
  • Tribute to Black Music Month with Yonkers Downtown BID ( 6:30 pm)
  • Waterfront Amphitheater
  • Water Grant St, Yonkers, NY 10701 - Next to X20
  • Family Affair Open Mic Night (8 pm)
  • Bougie Brews
  • 52 Main Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

JUNE 17

Juneteenth Celebration in Ardsley
Where: Pascone Park, 638 Ashford Ave.
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Juneteenth Festival
Where: Haverstraw African American Memorial Park, 41 Clinton St., Haverstraw
Time: 3 p.m.
Lewisboro Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Lewisboro Town Park, 1079 Route 35, South Salem
Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Juneteenth: The Promises of Freedom
Where: Columbus Park, Van Ranst Place, Mamaroneck
Time: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Celebrating Juneteenth: Jazz Concert featuring Global Jazz Community All-Star Women Band
Where: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza
Time: 5 p.m.
12th annual Juneteenth Freedom Day
Where: A.M.E. Zion Church, 1220 Park Street, Peekskill
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Juneteenth In the Village of Pelham
Where: Wolfs Lane Park, Village of Pelham
Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
2023 Juneteenth Celebration in Tuckahoe
Where: Main Street Park, 1-25 Marbledale Ave., Tuckahoe
Time: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Events in Yonkers:
  • Unity Worship Service  (9 am - 11 am)
  • Trevor Park
  • 501 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
  • African Heritage Parade 1 PM
  • From Yonkers DMV - Dock Street to Trevor Park 
  • Juneteenth Festival (3 pm - 8 pm )
  • Summer Stage, food/merchant vendors, Arts & Crafts
  • Trevor Park 
  • 501 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
  • Softball Game  (4 pm -6 pm)
  • The Westchester/Rockland County Guardians Association vs. The Vulcan Society of Westchester County 
  • Trevor Park 
  • 501 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
  • Juneteenth Support Raffle Drawing (6 pm)
  • Trevor Park
  • 501 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 

JUNE 18

Gospel in the Park
Where: Haverstraw African American Memorial Park, 41 Clinton St., Haverstraw
Time: 1 p.m.
Juneteenth Church Service
Where: Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Ossining
Time: 10 a.m.

JUNE 19

"The Telling: A Gathering of Remembrance"
Where: Star of Bethlehem Church, 304 Spring Street, Ossining
Time: 12 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration in Port Chester
Where: Bush Lyon Homestead, 479 King Street, Port Chester
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Events in Yonkers:
  • Juneteenth Education Conference (12 pm - 4 pm )
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Alexandria Connally 
  • Nepperhan Community Center 
  • 342 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701 


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