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Freedom Day Celebration

African American residents with raised fists at Juneteenth celebration.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Price: Free

Edison Job Corps Center

500 Plainfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08817

NAACP Metuchen-Edison-Piscataway Branch

Event Description

Experience the inspirational presence of Dr. Opal Lee, the "Grandmother of Juneteenth," as she opens the event with her words of wisdom and passion for Juneteenth.

Enjoy a lineup of sensational live performances on the main stage, hosted by WBLS Radio Personality Dr. Bob Lee, showcasing the rich diversity of African American culture.

Groove to the beats of DJ Sequence, spinning the best in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and more.

Savor a variety of delicious cuisines from local vendors, offering a taste of traditional and contemporary African American dishes.

Children can enjoy a wonderland of activities, including face painting, pony rides, mini sports, and photo opportunities with beloved characters.

Witness the thrill of the High School Boys Basketball 4-on-4 Freedom Day Cup Tournament, showcasing the talents of young athletes under the guidance of celebrated coach Darius Griffin.

Discover a wealth of attractions, including vendor booths, educational exhibits, and interactive experiences that celebrate the spirit of Juneteenth and the pursuit of freedom and equality for all.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with various community events throughout New Jersey, including business expos festivities honoring African-American culture and history. NJ legislation declares the third Friday in June as a paid state holiday, while a federal proclamation deems June 19 as a federal holiday.

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