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Newton Juneteenth Celebration Returns

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Juneteenth Celebration Steering Committee, who plan and oversee Newton’s Juneteenth Celebration on behalf of FORJ, invites you to join us for this annual, fun, family event! This Celebration marks the national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Americans and invites all residents and visitors to celebrate African-American heritage and culture through food, music, dance, and story-telling. Our partners include the Newton Coalition of Black Residents and FORJ NNHS.

This year we feature the historic Myrtle Baptist Church to honor their 150 Year Anniversary. That’s a huge milestone and one that deserves recognition, especially as it coincides with Newton’s 150 Year Anniversary. The Myrtle Baptist Church Choir will take center stage for a headline performance.

The event is free and easily accessible by public transit. Register with Eventbrite to help us plan so you won’t miss the… 

  • Delicious Food Truck flavors of Zaz and Gourmet Kreyol!
  • Children’s Reading with Story Starters!
  • Free Face Painting!
  • Children’s Reading with Myrtle’s Youth Pastor!
  • African Drumming and Dance!
  • DJ Firestarta Dance Party!
  • Shopping over 20 Local Black-Owned Businesses!

We are grateful for the generous support from the Harmony Foundation, Village Bank and Newton Cultural Council.

Here are the ways you can get involved: 

  • Help fund the festivities! Please click hereto donate.
  • Are you a Black-owned business or a community partner? Request a boothhereor email questions to vendor@forj.org.
  • Want to help with preparations beforehand and/or join our fun crew on the day of the event? Volunteer here.

Help spread the word! Please share this information widely with friends and neighbors and, if you’re active on social media, please post about it!

More details available at https://www.forj.org/juneteenth


June 15
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hyde Community Center
90 Lincoln Street
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