Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Liberation Day, is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Join ArtsWestchester as they come together to celebrate this historic and momentous occasion and kick off a month-long series of Juneteenth activities around Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Westchester & Rockland Juneteenth Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, June 1 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Renaissance Plaza, White Plains*
The June 1 kick-off program features a keynote talk by esteemed urban anthropologist Dr. Sherrill Wilson, a reenactment of Harriet Tubman by Alvenia Smith, as well as music and dance performances by regional artists, including Shirazette & Black Popped Culture Ensemble, Baba Abishai, Selah Armstrong, Minister Angel Hill Brooks, Gemstars and more.
*Rain location: Thomas H. Slater Center, White Plains
Presented by ArtsWestchester, with the support from the Westchester County Government, and the Juneteenth Committees of Westchester and Rockland County (Ardsley Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Bedford IDEA Committee, Haverstraw African American Connection, Irvington Juneteenth Committee, Lincoln Park Conservancy, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, OneMamaroneck, Ossining Juneteenth Committee, Peekskill Juneteenth Heritage, Pelham Juneteenth Committee, Town of Greenburgh, White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Inc., Yonkers African American Heritage Committee), in concert with the Westchester County African American Advisory Board