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Event Date: 06/17/2017
Juneteenth Celebration
Celebrate! Diverse Auburn
Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson
171 Woodlawn Ave,
Auburn, NY 13021 USA

The event is centered in downtown Auburn at Exchange and Genesee St. We will have food, music and speeches. Indoor activities are planned at Auburn Public Theatre.

Event Date: 06/17/2017
The 4th Annual Watertown Juneteenth Celebration
Watertown Juneteenth
Bianca Ellis
P.O. Box 113,
Calcium, NY 13616 USA

Event will be held at the Savory Ballroom in the Watertown Best Western on 300 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601 from 12pm - 5pm. This year's guest speaker is Mr. Hari Jones, historian/ lecturer who curated the permanent exhibit of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington D.C. Other guests include members of Roc Bottom Poetry Slam team of Rochester, NY and Brownskin Band, R&B group from Syracuse NY. Members of the Fort Drum and civilian community were invited and auditioned to showcase their own talents in the various performing arts as well during the program. Tune in to WWNYTV on June 9th (a.m. news) and June 12 (noon news) for program related interviews.

Event Date: 06/24/2017
2nd Annual Laura Lanier Juneteenth Festival
Laura Lanier Juneteenth Comittee
Saeed Mustafa
58 Center Street,
Highland Falls, NY 10928 USA
Toll free: 888-649-8889

This event was named after the Founder of Juneteenth Celebrations In The Orange County New York Area. The Late Ms Laura Lanier was an Air Force Veteran who introduced Juneteenth to the area by having a celebration at St. Marks Baptist Church In Historic Highland Falls New York in 2003. The legacy of Ms Lanier's work was rescuerected by another Veteran of military service, and native of Highland Falls upon his retirement from the US Army in 2014. Command Sergeant Major Retired Saeed A. Mustafa established the newly named Festival In 2016 with a committee which comprised members from all over Orange County New York. The 2016 Festival was recognized by New York Assemblyman James Skoufis with a formal proclamation; and additionally recognized by Orange County Legislator Chris Echus. The 2017 Juneteenth celebration will ibegin on Saturday June 24th and nclude a parade down Main Street; a flag raising ceremony; a 3 on 3 basketball tournament; a outdoor concert , and conclude on Sunday with a Gospel concert at the park. There Year is much more enthusiasm by the community at large and the local news paper has already run an article about the upcoming festival.