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!
Time: June 16th @7pm
Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
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
BLACK CREATIVES + CULTURE MARKET: JUNETEENTH EDITION ’22
Time: June 17th @6pm- June 19th @ 8pm
Location: CITY POINT BKLYN [445 Albee Square, West Brooklyn, NY 11201]
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!
Screening: SUMMER OF SOUL (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) / DJ Boogie Blind
Time: June 17th @7pm-10pm
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.
Juneteenth Summit 2022: The Black Family- Equipping the Black Family For Changes in Stages
Time: June 17th – June 19th
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.
Juneteenth Skyscraper Yoga
Time: June 18th @ 10:30am-12pm
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.
Farmhouse Family Day: Juneteenth with the Community Legacy Project
Time: June 18th @ 11am-3pm
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.
Celebrate Juneteenth 2022 with KowTeff!!
Time: June 18th @ 12pm-8pm
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.
(Be)Tween Time – Juneteenth
Time: June 18th @ 1pm-2pm
Location: Urban Farm [Randall’s Island Park]
Description: For ages 8-13, Tweens can come and hang out for books, cooking, art, and movement
651 Arts Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Time: June 18th @ 1pm-9pm
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.
Time: June 18th @2pm-4pm
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!
Juneteenth Art Exhibition: Images of the African Diaspora
Time: June 18th @3pm-6pm
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.
2nd Annual Juneteenth Family Day
Time: June 19th @ 11am-4pm
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!
Juneteenth: Celebration of Black Excellence
Time: June 19th @ 12pm-4pm
Location: Cadman Plaza Park- Brooklyn, NY
Description: Lineup of music, dance, performances, and more!
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!
*Must be 21 years old to attend
Honoring Juneteenth | Brooklyn Museum
Time: June 19th @12pm-6pm
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.
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.
JUNETEENTH ART CAMP
Date: June 20th @9am-3pm
Location: Art Strong NYU (LIC)
Description: Art Strong is hosting a day of art making that includes painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and more.