Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout Westchester

Saturday, June 19 marks Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. After the Emancipation Proclamation declared all slaves free in 1862, the news took time to travel. June 19, 1865, is the date when word of the proclamation reached enslaved African Americans in Texas.
Here are events around Westchester to mark the date.

June 18

Westchester Community College Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Zoom
Time: 11-1:30 p.m.
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June 18-20

Juneteenth African Heritage Festival Weekend
Where: Trevor Park, Yonkers
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June 19

Juneteenth in Ossining
Where: Ossining Riverfront
Time: 12 p.m.
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Passion and Perseverance
Where: New Rochelle City Hall
Time: 9-9 p.m.
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Juneteenth Freedom Day
Where: Depew Park, Peekskill
Time: 1-3 p.m.
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Juneteenth Program With Artist Atiba Wilson
Where: Pelham Public Library
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
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Juneteenth Celebration Concert
Where: Westchester Conservatory's Recital Hall
Time: 7 p.m.
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Peekskills NAACP's Juneteeth Celebration
Where: YouTube
Time: 6 p.m.
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