Juneteenth Events 2022

Juneteenth Events 2022

This is the third year that Mark Morris Dance Group will be officially celebrating Juneteenth since making it a holiday at the Mark Morris Dance Center back in 2020. As we continue to work on moving our organization forward, we invite you to celebrate and learn about Juneteenth with us. 

Below is a list of local arts Juneteenth events if you’re looking for ways to celebrate. Happy Juneteenth!

Juneteenth: Examined

Time: June 16th @7pm

Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse

Price: FREE

Description: Harlem Stage Associate Artistic Director and Curator-in-Residence, Carl Hancock Rux moderates a panel discussion featuring journalist New York Times columnist, MSNBC political analyst, and best-selling author, Charles Blow, award-winning producer, director, and scholar Dr. Indira Etwaroo, and award-winning author, curator, and critic Tavia Nyong’o. The panel will discuss some of the myths of the Emancipation Proclamation and the truth of modern-day slavery, examining Juneteenth and emancipation, and its history — past, present, and future.

Website: Juneteenth Examined — Harlem Stage



Time: June 17th @6pm- June 19th @ 8pm

Location: CITY POINT BKLYN [445 Albee Square, West Brooklyn, NY 11201]

Price: FREE

Description: This 3-day long community event will feature 50+ curated local, black owned and POC independent creative brands, live arts exhibitions, panel discussions, wellness workshops, NFT workshops, among so much more!

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-creatives-culture-market-juneteenth-edition-22-tickets-335826394787?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Screening: SUMMER OF SOUL (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) / DJ Boogie Blind

Time: June 17th @7pm-10pm

Price: FREE

Location: Marcus Garvey Park Accessible [West 122nd Street in Manhattan]

Description: Celebrate Juneteenth in Harlem with a free, outdoor screening of Oscar®-winning documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Programming will begin at 7pm with the screening beginning at 8pm.

Website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2022/06/17/screening-summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised-dj-boogie-blind 


Juneteenth Summit 2022: The Black Family- Equipping the Black Family For Changes in Stages

Time: June 17th – June 19th 

Price: FREE

Location: Gershwin Park/Linden Blvd Vermont St. (Saturday), Prospect Park (Sunday), Brooklyn, New York 11207, United States

Description: Our annual Juneteenth Family Fun Day Festival gathers 5,000+ attendees local to the NYC community to enjoy a vibrant day of rich culture through music, dance, poetry, skits, history, vendors, and family activities for single-family homes, married with children, and extended family.

Website: https://www.eventeny.com/events/juneteenthny2022-1553/


Juneteenth Skyscraper Yoga

Time: June 18th @ 10:30am-12pm

Price: FREE

Location: The Skyscraper Museum [39 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280]

Description: This Family yoga class will first explore the history of Juneteenth before a 30-minute yoga session with poses inspired by skyscrapers.

Website: Juneteenth Skyscraper Yoga (Family Program) Tickets, Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite


Farmhouse Family Day: Juneteenth with the Community Legacy Project

Time: June 18th @ 11am-3pm

Price: FREE

Location: Wyckoff House Museum [5816 Clarendon Road]

Description:  Participants will have the opportunity to work on arts as advocacy creative expression projects; in solidarity to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable future for ALL people. 

Website: Farmhouse Family Day: Juneteenth with the Community Legacy Project Wyckoff House Museum 06/18/22 (nymetroparents.com)


Celebrate Juneteenth 2022 with KowTeff!!

Time: June 18th @ 12pm-8pm

Price: FREE

Location: Restoration Plaza [1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11216]

Description: This outdoor celebration will feature free dance classes, a lineup of vibrant musicians, and an African marketplace among other events where individuals from all five boroughs come out to celebrate Black Independence Day. 

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-juneteenth-2022-with-kowteff-tickets-335898269767?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


(Be)Tween Time – Juneteenth

Time: June 18th @ 1pm-2pm

Price: FREE

Location: Urban Farm [Randall’s Island Park]

Description: For ages 8-13, Tweens can come and hang out for books, cooking, art, and movement

Website: (Be)Tween Time – Juneteenth – Jun 18, 2022 : NYC Parks (nycgovparks.org)


651 Arts Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Time: June 18th @ 1pm-9pm

Price: FREE

Location: The Center for Fiction [15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217]

Description: Co-presented with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and The Center for Fiction, this event explores how sound and music play a part in liberation. 

Website: The day long event occurs on June 18 from 1-8:30p @ The Center for Fiction. Tickets, Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite


Juneteenth Celebration

Time: June 18th @2pm-4pm

Price: FREE

Location: Lewis H Latimer House [34-41 137th St, Flushing, New York 11354]

Description: All ages are invited to join in this celebration of African American culture! Activities include art workshops and a self care Reiki healing workshop!

Website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2022/06/18/juneteenth-celebration


Juneteenth Art Exhibition: Images of the African Diaspora

Time: June 18th @3pm-6pm

Price: $20

Location: The Palace [713 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216]

Description: Brought to you by the Daniel Taylor Group and the Order of the Feather Fraternity, come view an art exhibition displaying “Images of the African Diaspora,” featuring paintings by Kalif Ausby, photography by Allen Lloyd and video art by Khadim Diop.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-art-exhibition-images-of-the-african-diaspora-tickets-345134425357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


2nd Annual Juneteenth Family Day 

Time: June 19th @ 11am-4pm

Price: FREE/donation

Location: Pelham Bay Park- Bronx, NY

Description: Join Bronx Poetry, Canvas Culture LLC, The Rose Garden Events & I am Lit as we celebrate our 2nd Annual Juneteenth family Day at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx!

Website: 2nd Annual Juneteenth Family Day Registration, Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite


Juneteenth: Celebration of Black Excellence

Time: June 19th @ 12pm-4pm

Price: FREE/donation

Location: Cadman Plaza Park- Brooklyn, NY

Description: Lineup of music, dance, performances, and more!

Website: Juneteenth: Celebration of Black Excellence Registration, Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite



JUBILEE 2022: – A Juneteenth Celebration of Black Excellence

Time: June 19th @ 1pm-9pm

Price: $100 per ticket

Location: The Atrium- Brooklyn, NY

Description: This Black excellence affair incorporates an amazing venue, beautiful décor, grand photo installations, specialty crafted cocktails and of course scrumptious brunch bites! 

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jubilee-2022-a-juneteenth-celebration-of-black-excellence-tickets-308878753667

*Must be 21 years old to attend


Honoring Juneteenth | Brooklyn Museum

Time: June 19th @12pm-6pm

Price: FREE

Location: Brooklyn Museum

Description: Brooklyn Museum will be hosting a full day of activities for the whole family that is centered around self-expression, community, and Black liberation.

Website: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/honoring_juneteenth_2022/


Archer Aymes Retrospective: A Juneteenth Exhibition

Time: June 19th @3pm

Price: Free with RSVP

Location: Park Avenue Armory 

Description: Audiences explore the story of Juneteenth through a critical fabulation of what freedom might have felt like to the emancipated. Carl Hancock Rux creates an art installation of newly discovered works by Archer Aymes, protagonist of Rux’s Obie-award winning play Talk, which had its premiere at the Joseph Papp Public Theater.




Date: June 20th @9am-3pm

Price: $20-135

Location: Art Strong NYU (LIC)

Description: Art Strong is hosting a day of art making that includes painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and more.

Website: https://www.artstrongnyc.com/event/juneteenth-art-camp/