Honoring Juneteenth


Jun. 18 2021, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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COST: free

VENUE: Brooklyn Museum Plaza

ADDRESS: 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

11 am and 6–8 pm
This event is free and takes place outdoors.

Honor Juneteenth—the annual holiday commemorating the end of legal slavery in the United States—and support the ongoing movement for Black lives and liberation. Come together on the Museum steps to hear music and remarks by local community leaders before Good Company Bike Club kicks off their Freedom Ride, a daylong tour of historic Brooklyn locations and landmarks relevant to the Black community, including stops at Black-owned restaurants to rest and replenish.

In the evening, enjoy live music, food provided by Black Chef Movement, and mindfulness at sunset with Meditating for Black Lives, who use the principles and practices of various meditation traditions to support community efforts to heal oppression. All day long, stop by to share what honoring Juneteenth means to you and participate in community portraits by Brooklyn photography collective Souls in Focus.


Brooklyn Museum creates inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities.



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