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BY CLYDE HUGHES | AC JosepH Media

ATLANTIC CITY – With Juneteenth being celebrated as a state and national holiday, we expect a record number of Juneteenth events spread over two weekends and even on June 19 despite it falling midweek.

Many in South Jersey have started to embrace Juneteenth as a meaningful holiday and observation ending slavery.

Here is a list of Juneteenth events being celebrated this year. If your event is not listed, please let us know and we’ll add it.

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Quick Reference


Tuesday, June 4


Middle Township: United Young Generation Juneteenth Show/Dinner, Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m.


Friday, June 14


Bridgeton: Freedom Ride/Walk, Sunset Lake, 4:30-7 p.m.


Saturday, June 15


Bridgeton: Juneteenth Celebration, Bridgeton Midget Football Field, Noon-Dusk

Bridgeton: Big Jim Edwards Auto Show, Bridgeton Riverfront, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Glassboro: Juneteenth Festival, Glassboro Sports Complex, Noon-5 p.m.

Moorestown: Juneteenth Celebration, Perkins Center for the Arts, 2-5 p.m.

Vineland: Daychet Lit Juneteenth Block Party, 619 E. Landis, 3-9 p.m.

Washington Township: Gloucester County NAACP Juneteenth Celebration, Lake Park, Noon-5

Westampton: Underground Railroad Museum Juneteenth Freedom Walk, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Westampton: Juneteenth Celebration, 710 Rancocas Road, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Willingboro: Juneteenth Celebration, Millcreek Park, Noon-4


Sunday, June 16


Camden: Juneteenth Independence Day Celebration, Farnham Park, 2-8 p.m.

Collingwood: Unity in the Community Juneteenth Celebration, Downtown Collingwood, 11 a.m.


Monday, June 17


Atlantic City: Stockton University Juneteenth Commemoration, Kesselman Hall, 1-5 p.m.


Tuesday, June 18


Evesham Township: Evesham Township Celebrates Juneteenth, Gibson House, 5-8 p.m.


Wednesday, June 19


Camden: Juneteenth Celebration, Roosevelt Park Plaza, 4:30-9 p.m.

Riverton: Palmyra Riverton Cinnaminson Juneteenth Celebration, Riverton Memorial Park, 4-8 p.m.

Mays Landing: Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, Gaskill Park, 3-8 p.m.

Voorhees: Juneteenth JewBilee, Congregation Beth El, 6-9 p.m.


Saturday, June 22


Cherry Hill: Juneteenth Parade and Festival, Croft Farms, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Friday, June 28


Millville: Fourth Friday, Captain Buck Park, 5-8 p.m.


Detailed Information on Celebrations


June 4


MIDDLE TOWNSHIP

United Young Generation Juneteenth Show/Dinner

Sponsored by: Middle Township Education Association

Where: Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive

Time: 6 p.m.

Narrative: The event is free but should RSVP.

More info: farrowd@middletwp.k12.nj.us


Friday, June 14

BRIDGETON

4th Annual Freedom Ride and Walk

Sponsored by: Minority Leadership and Recruitment Committee

Where: Bridgeton Amphitheater at Sunset Lake

Time 4:30-7 p.m.

Narrative: Educators celebrate Freedom with the community by Cumberland County Council of Educational Associations. Helmets are required and refreshments will be served.

More info: tthrbak@njea.org and lindanay5@yahoo.com


Saturday, June 15

BRIDGETON

Tri City Juneteenth Celebration Fighting For Freedom

Sponsored by: Tri City HOPE

Where: Bridgeton Midget Football Field, 4 Burt Street

Time: Noon to Dusk

Narrative: Awards, food and vendors and music will mark this day of celebration. Traditional amateur boxing, organized by Tri City Boxing, will also be a main attraction.


GLASSBORO

Glassboro 5th Annual Juneteenth Festival

Sponsored by: Queen’s Initiative

Where: Glassboro Sports Complex, 230 Wilmer Street, Glassboro

Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Narrative: Join us for the 5th Annual Juneteenth Community Event in Glassboro on June 15. Enjoy live entertainment, keynote guests, cultural dance, family activities, food, games and prizes. Plus, support black-owned businesses at our marketplace. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of freedom, culture, and togetherness. See you there.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/glassboros-5th-annual-juneteenth-festival-tickets-889916051867?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


MOORESTOWN

Juneteenth Freedom Day

Sponsored by: Perkins Center for the Arts, Moore Unity and Curate Noir, Inc.

Where: Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway.

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Narrative: The Perkins Center joins Moore Unity and Curate Noir, Inc. to celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day. This event will feature music and dance performers, poetry, community art making, family-friendly activities, a bounce house, and food and vendor offerings from some of our favorite local Black-owned businesses. This year we will dedicate the Juneteenth planter that will feature tiles created by community members to form a beautiful design commemorating the celebration of Juneteenth in Moorestown.

More info: (856) 235-6488


VINELAND

Dayche Lit Juneteenth Block Party

Sponsored by Supreme Events LLC

Where: 619 East Landis Avenue

Time: 3- 9 p.m.

Narrative: Get ready for an epic celebration! ? Join us for a Juneteenth block party like no other, featuring the electrifying beats of Afro beat music. Experience the ultimate fusion of culture, music, and fun. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event. #JuneteenthCelebration #AfroBeatFest


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

Gloucester County NAACP Juneteenth Celebration

Sponsored by Gloucester County NAACP

Where: Lake Park, 636 Hurfville Cross Keys Road, Sewell

Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Narrative: One of the top Juneteenth celebrations in New Jersey. Food vendors, speakers, entertainment is just a start of the festivities. This event has also been one of the top attractions for vendors as well. Get ready for an epic celebration! Join us for a Juneteenth block party like no other, featuring the electrifying beats of Afro beat music! Experience the ultimate fusion of culture, music, and fun. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event.  #JuneteenthCelebration #AfroBeatFest

More info: go wo. www.gloucestercountynaacp.org


WESTAMPTON

Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County Juneteenth Celebration

Sponsored: Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County

Where: Rancocas State Park, 794 Rancocas Mount Holly Road, Westampton

Time: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Narrative: This is a 3.5-mile trail walk

For more info: Deborah Price 609-233-7000


Juneteenth Celebration

Sponsored by Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County

Where: Timbuctoo, 710 Rancocas Road (Church Street)

Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Narrative: Entertainment, storytellers, dancing, music, vendors, food truck and a Gospel concert will make up much of the entertainment. Bring your own chairs.

For more info: Deborah Price, 609-233-7000


WILLINGBORO

Juneteenth Celebration

Sponsored by: City of Willingboro

Where: Millcreek Park, 300 Beverly Rancocas Road, Willingboro

Time: Noon-4 p.m.

Narrative: Performers, food vendors, merchandisers and nonprofits welcome.

More info: www.willilngbororec.com or call 609-877-2200, ext. 1115.


Sunday, June 16


CAMDEN

Juneteenth Independence Day Celebration

Sponsored by Camden City African American Commission

Where: Farnham Park, 1648 Baird Avenue

Time: 2-8 p.m.

Narrative: Get ready to celebrate freedom and unity at the 22nd Annual Juneteenth Independence Day. It’s going to be an epic event hosted by the Camden City African American Commission, Inc. Don’t miss out on the fun, let’s make history together.


COLLINGWOOD

Unity in the Community Juneteenth Celebration

Sponsored by: Collingwood Community Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

Where: Downtown Collingwood

Time: 11 a.m.

Narrative: Sunday marks the start of week-long series of celebrations for Juneteenth. This series of events, activities, and educational opportunities will culminate with a vibrant outdoor event in downtown Collingswood. This local celebration aims to honor the rich cultural heritage of the Black diaspora, promote unity, and educate the community about the significance of the holiday. This year’s Juneteenth events will be filled with opportunities for families, residents, and visitors to immerse themselves in the history, and traditions of Juneteenth and Black Americans. A full week of events and activities will provide platforms for learning, cultural appreciation, and support for local Black-owned businesses and artists.

More info: https://www.collingswood.com/things_to_do/arts_and_events/unity_in_the_community_.php


Monday, June 17


ATLANTIC CITY

Juneteenth Commemoration

Sponsored by Stockton University

Where: Stockton University, Atlantic City campus, Kesselman Hall Quad, 3711 Atlantic Avenue

Time: 1-5 p.m.

Narrative: Lt. Gov. Tahesha Way will be the keynote speaker at the event, entitled “Black Power and Appreciation.” Exhibits will be on display by Ralph Hunter, founder of the  African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. As part of Stockton’s commitment to the Atlantic City community, attendees will have the opportunity to directly support local vendors and small businesses. The event is also sponsored by the  Unified Black Students SocietyCommuters on the Go, Stockton’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Office of Student Development and the Multicultural Center.


Tuesday, June 18


EVESHAM TOWNSHIP

Evesham Township Celebrates Juneteenth

Sponsored by Evesham Township and Human Rights Advisory Council

Where: Gibson House Community Center, 535 E. Main Street

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Narrative: Evesham Township’s annual Juneteenth event at The Gibson House Community Center. Help us celebrate the nation’s oldest commemoration to the end of slavery. Enjoy vendors, live entertainment, food, games, fun and the history of Juneteenth.

More info: Contact (856) 985-4338 or webbs@evesham-nj.gov, Vendors Click here for the registration link.


Wednesday, June 19


CAMDEN

Juneteenth Celebration

Sponsored by: City of Camden

Where: Roosevelt Park Plaza, 12-98 Fifth Street

Time: 4:30-9 p.m.

Narrative: Get ready to groove and celebrate freedom at the Juneteenth Celebration! Join us on at Roosevelt Park Plaza. It’s going to be an epic event piresented in conjunction with the City of Camden.

More info: Go to the City of Camden’s website


MAYS LANDING

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Sponsored by Agape Water International Safe Haven

Where: Gaskill Park, 40 Farragut Avenue

Time: 3-8 p.m.

Narrative: There will be music, games and food along beautiful Gaskill Park across from a lake in Mays Landing. This is an event that is free to the public.

More Info: Aseealah Davis, 609-418-3034, agapewater4@gmail.com


RIVERTON

Palmyra-Riverton-Cinnaminson Juneteenth Celebration of Culture

Sponsored by PRC Juneteenth Committee with Southern Burlington County NAACP and Diversity Equal Opportunity Network, DEON

Where: Riverton Memorial Park, Cedar Street

Time: 4-8 p.m.

Narrative: Organizers are expecting 800 to 1,000 people for their celebration filled with music, led by Michelle “Songbird” Ray and the Ain’t Noting But Party Band. Patrons will get a chance to visit and patronize Black-owned business vendors (www.tinyurl.com/prcjccvendors2024), food, speakers, and more.

More info: PRCJuneteenthcelebration@gmail.com, Donate at https://tinyurl.com/DonatePRCJuneteenth


VOORHEES


Juneteenth JewBilee

Sponsored by Congregation Beth El

Where: Congregation Beth El, 8000 Main Street

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Narrative: Live music, food, speakers and vendors will highlight the evening in celebration of Juneteenth. Music by Elle Gyandoh and the John Doe Band.

More info: achimshelicbe@gmail.com


Saturday, June 22


CHERRY HILL

Juneteenth Parade and Celebration

Sponsored by the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association

Where: Croft Farms, 1000 Bortons Mills Road

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Narrative: The community parade starts at 10 a.m. The day will include live entertainment, music by DJ Bishop, songstress Dioana Gayle, Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Broadway performer LaVon Fisher, the Cecil Leonard Ensemble, local vendors, food trucks, games, face painters, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Cosponsors include the Cherry Hill Township, Haddonfield Education Association, Cherry Hill Education Association, Haddon Township Equity Initiative and Penn Medicine.

More info: tina.truitt@chaaca.org or cathy.jenkins@chaaca.org.


Friday, June 28

MILLVILLE


Fourth Friday Juneteenth Celebration

Sponsored by: Bully Pest Management, City of Millville

Where: Captain Buck Park, corner of Main Street and Buck Street at Maurice River

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Narrative: Singers, dancers, drill team performance and awards in what has become Millville’s official Juneteenth celebration.

More info: 856-507-3022


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