STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The Jubilee Collective will host the first Juneteenth Freedom Parade on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
All are welcome to share in the jubilation and be a part of the Jubilee Collective inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Parade! Sign up your organizations, schools, faith based churches and families by clicking here: https://forms.gle/8JsNRHx8gxoN3DMY8
Line up will begin at 85 Snug Harbor Road (West Gate) Staten Island, NY 10301 at 8:30am and step off at 10:00am and end at 10 Richmond Terrace near Borough Hall around 12:00pm.
Juneteenth (a contraction of June and nineteenth) – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with varying official recognition.
It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.
For more information, contact Dorcas Meyers, Jubilee Collective Co-Chair, 917-406-7736 and Teresa Parnell, Jubilee Collective Co-Chair, 646-283-7371.
Click here for additional details of Juneteenth Weekend events: https://www.thejubileecollectivesi.com/venue
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