On Saturday, June 17 at 4 p.m., Greenwich House will host a “Juneteenth Jubilee” ahead of Juneteenth Independence Day (June 19) outside of 16 Jones St. in Greenwich Village. This commemorates the date in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger, accompanied by federal troops, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation from 1863.
The free outdoor celebration for New Yorkers of all ages, hosted in partnership with Ars Nova, Little Mozart Foundation, and The Door, will honor Black American culture.
This educational, multigenerational block party is being organized by Greenwich House Music School and is produced and curated by Mahayla Laurence and David Adewumi. The family-friendly interactive performances will investigate the struggle toward freedom, the joy of liberation, and value of Black cultural exploration with storytelling & games, music, African drumming, and a multitude of activities.