Celebrate Juneteenth in Seneca Village

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and free the nation’s last enslaved people. Today, Juneteenth celebrates Black culture and accomplishments while acknowledging the systemic injustices people of color continue to face.

The Conservancy's Juneteenth Celebration offers an opportunity to not only consider the origins and meaning of this day, but to reflect on Seneca Village, a predominately African-American community that existed before New York City created Central Park and long before we celebrated Juneteenth.

Visit the Seneca Village landscape in Central Park this June 19 for a family-friendly event showcasing world-renowned artists as they interpret the fascinating history and significance of Juneteenth and Seneca Village through dance, poetry, music, storytelling, and art activities.

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To learn more about Seneca Village, visit: www.centralparknyc.org/senecavillage.