On Monday, June 19, 2023, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., gather at the Hyde Playground just down Lincoln Street for a city-wide (and nationwide) celebration of the day of liberation. This special event will include food, music, and children’s activities. Bring your own story and begin a new story.
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It was designated a federal holiday in 2021 and is celebrated on the anniversary of the date in 1865 when slaves in Texas were freed.
Newton Highlands Congregational Church will honor the day in worship on Sunday, June 18, and continue the celebration on Monday.