Long Islanders are banding together to virtually commemorate Juneteenth. We applaud Governor Cuomo’s recent Executive Order making Juneteenth an official holiday for state employees. Join in virtual celebrations of the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States with the following events across the region.
While the museum is currently not yet open due to the pandemic, The African American Museum of Nassau County promotes the understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and tradition through education, interpretation, exhibitions, collections and programs for the enrichment of the public with an emphasis on Long Island.
Check out our guide for how to celebrate Junteenth:
- Unity March: Celebrate community and progress. Join fellow Long Islanders today at 6:00pm for a unity march from Amityville High School to Cedar Creek Park. Meet up throughout the march at 7:00pm at Massapequa High School or join the last leg of the march at 7:50pm at the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve.
- Virtual Concert: Celebrate culture, Hofstra University is co-sponsoring the Sweet Honey In The Rock live performance today at 8:00pm streamed from the Lincoln Theater in Washington DC. The event will feature music, poetry and discussion during an uplifting evening with special guests.
- Every Breath We Take Virtual Celebration: Nassau County in conjunction with the Office of Minority Affairs presents a virtual celebration today at 5:00pm. The positive programming will include a kick-off from County Executive Laura Curran, professional storyteller; Terri Banks, spoken word and musician performances, and selections from the Morrow Family artifact collection.
- Town of Brookhaven Zoom Celebration: For family fun, tune in on Saturday, June 20th from 12:00pm – 1:00pmfor Juneteenth trivia games, Sunday best hat competition, historical cooking demonstration and past celebration video highlights.
- Uniondale Public Library Family Celebration: Become inspired, login to the Zoom event from 1:00pm – 2:00pm for a performance by professional musician Matthew Beauge who will play songs rich in African American culture and read the award-winning book Undefeated written by Kwame Alexander.
- Alicia A. Ray Concert: On Facebook Live today at 6:00pm, Alicia. A Ray, will be hosting a virtual fine art studio launch and artist talk.
- Juneteenth March & Parade: Celebrate black culture, independence and have a good time. The march will begin today at 12:00 noon meeting in the Island Cinemas Parking Lot on Montauk Highway and will march Westbound using sidewalks.
- Open Mic Night: Have your voice heard. Starting at 7:07pm, Kristin M.R Bennett and Mark Quasim Bennett of Nassau County will host an Instagram Live Open Mic Night of Positive Lyrics with poets, singers, dancers and lyricist. To get on the list email firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Economic Empowerment Committee: Join the Facebook Live for a celebration today at 7:00pm led by Long Island community economic leaders.