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Juneteenth in Jersey:
Freedom Day Party

African American residents with raised fists at Juneteenth celebration.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Price: $45

South Valley BBQ and Lounge

34 South Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Organizer:
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,
Gamma Omicron Zeta Chapter

Event Description

This year's festivities honor the remarkable Opal Lee, affectionately hailed as the Grandmother of Juneteenth, and her timeless advocacy for commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Invite your friends to help celebrate freedom and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon!

Disclaimer: Opal Lee will not be present at this event.

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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