Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island 2024: A Tribute to Freedom and Community

Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of chattel slavery in the United States, is celebrated with vigor and reverence on Staten Island. This year, Historic Richmond Town and the Harriet Tubman Purple Hat Society are leading the charge with events that promise to educate, inspire, and honor the legacy of freedom. Here’s a look at the upcoming festivities. Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island 2024: A Tribute to Freedom and Community.

 Historic Richmond Town Juneteenth Celebration

**Location:** 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
**Duration:** 6 hours
**Date:** June 19, 2024

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Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community
Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community
Learn about the history of this important national holiday, commemorating the end of slavery in America.

Visit Historic Richmond Town to honor Juneteenth, featuring a day of special programs, including demonstrations of hearth cooking, discussions of social history, and historical reenactment.

The centerpiece of the day’s events is the Juneteenth Reenactment by the Freedom Players, which re-creates the enforcement of General Orders No. 3 in Galveston, Texas in June of 1865. This immersive theatrical performance will happen at the center of Historic Richmond Town’s main village.

EVENT FEATURES:

  • Cooking Up the Past: Juneteenth Traditions – Hearth cooking program at the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House
  • An Island of Oystermen – Basket Making demonstration and discussion of the Oyster industry and oyster restauranteurs of color at the Basket Maker’s House
  • But No Man of Colour- Discussion of voter rights in New York State at the Guyon Tavern
  • Understanding Enslaved Tinsmiths – learn about enslaved tinsmiths in North America at the Tin Shop
  • Jumping the Broom (Kruser-Finley House)
  • Liberty and Liberators – discussions of the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist history on Staten Island at the Stephens-Black House

Harriet Tubman Purple Hat Society’s 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

**Location:** Li Greci’s Staaten, West Brighton, Staten Island, NY
**Date:** Friday, June 14, 2024
**Time:** 8 p.m. to midnight

Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community
Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community

The Harriet Tubman Purple Hat Society continues its tradition of honoring Juneteenth with its annual celebration. This year’s event will highlight the contributions of community advocates, including Daisy Olivencia Gregg, Minister Robert Perkins, Tonya Harrell, Neil Berry, Paulette Crosland, and Nancy Ashon-Poku.

### Honorees at the Event

– **Daisy Olivencia Gregg:** A dedicated educational professional and community leader.
– **Minister Robert Perkins:** A community leader known for his work with youth and reentry programs.
– **Tonya Harrell:** Founder of “The Community Dinner Ministry” and a tireless advocate for the homeless.
– **Neil Berry:** An executive board member of the Staten Island NAACP and advocate for human rights.
– **Paulette Crosland:** A member of various community organizations dedicated to service and support.
– **Nancy Ashon-Poku:** Former educator and president of the Harriet Tubman Purple Hat Society.

The event will also feature the presentation of the Thomasina Williams Memorial Scholarship Award to two high school seniors. Tickets are $125 for adults and $75 for youngsters 13 and under. For more information, contact Nancy Ashon-Poku at 347-729-3723.

Staten Island Community Alliance’s Juneteenth Freedom Festival

**Location:** Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden South Meadow, Staten Island, NY
**Date:** Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Staten Island Community Alliance invites you to its 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival. This event aims to celebrate and empower marginalized communities through a variety of activities including:

Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community
Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community

– **Music and Performances:** Enjoy live music and cultural performances.
– **Historical Reenactments:** Witness reenactments that highlight the significance of Juneteenth.
– **Health Pavilion:** Learn about health and wellness from local organizations.

The festival is a vibrant celebration of freedom and community, embodying the spirit of Juneteenth and its significance in American history.

Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation’s 3rd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Parade & Festival

**Location:** Tappen Park, Staten Island, NY
**Date:** Saturday, June 15, 2024
**Time:** 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrate with Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation at their 3rd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Parade & Festival. This event features:

Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community
Celebrate Juneteenth on Staten Island: A Tribute to Freedom and Community
 – Music by renowned DJ General Tactics
– Pt. Richmond High School JROTC Color Guard
– Flag Raising
– Live performances by talented local artists
– Historical Re-enactment by the SI Juneteenth Freedom Players, under the Direction of Dorcas Meyers, President, Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation Inc
– Health pavilion sponsored by Friends Who Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Organization
– And much more!

This family-friendly event promises a day of education, entertainment, and community spirit.

Join the Celebrations

Staten Island’s Juneteenth events offer a rich tapestry of history, culture, and community. Whether you attend the educational programs at Historic Richmond Town, the inspiring celebration by the Harriet Tubman Purple Hat Society, or the vibrant festivals by the Staten Island Community Alliance and Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation, you will be part of a meaningful tribute to freedom and resilience.

Let’s unite to honor the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future.

See you at the celebrations!

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