Juneteenth Coming Saturday, June 17

Juneteenth is a holiday we celebrate every year in the garden. Although it is traditionally held on June 19, this year, Saturday, June 17 is the day, from 12 to 3.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that all enslaved people were now free. Juneteenth is a commemoration of African-American heritage, and a celebration of self-development and respect for all cultures.

Join us and your neighbors for music, readings and arts projects centered around the special meaning of the day.

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