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Juneteenth Block Party

African American residents with raised fists at Juneteenth celebration.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price: Free

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867 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey

Event Description

Celebrate Juneteenth and support sickle cell awareness with a world-themed festival, educational presentations on sickle cell disease treatments, and international cuisine.

Enjoy book readings, free book giveaways, a drum circle, face painting, crafts, a DJ, and games with prizes.

Don't miss this day of fun, learning, and engaging with your community.

All activities are free with registration.

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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