Greenfield Juneteenth Cultural & Youth Event

Greenfield Juneteenth Cultural & Youth Event

Sunday, June 19, 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Energy Park

Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day” is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This holiday is considered the longest-running African-American holiday and has been called America's second Independence Day. Juneteenth was originally celebrated in Texas, on June 19, 1866. It marked the first anniversary of the day that African Americans there first learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, more than two years after it was initially issued.


Noon -12:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet (musical entertainment)

12:30-12:35 p.m. - Introductions - Mpress Bennu

12:35-12:45 p.m. - Welcome - Mayor Roxann Wedegartner

12:45-1:00 p.m. - Bud Williams (Springfield State Representative)

1:00-1:15 p.m. - Traci Talbert - Racial Justice Community Engagement Leader

1:15-2:15 p.m. - Tara Murphy and Ammaya Dance and Drum

2:15-2:30 p.m. - Meka Magee - M.Ed., J.D. Special Education Dept Lead/Amherst Regional Public Schools

2:30-2:45 p.m. - Steven Rickman - Director Greenfield Girls Club

2:45-3:00 p.m. - Style fx Hip Hop Dance

3:00-4:00 p.m. - Artspace Community Center - youth/staff performances

4:00-5:00 p.m. - Juneteenth Celebration - open floor dancing - free raffles/give-aways - Balloon Release

5:00 p.m. - End of session

Food vendors (free to all):

Hot Diggity Dog

Snow cones

Food Platters from Green Fields Market and Stop & Shop: fruit, veggie, cookies, cupcakes and sandwich platters

Ian Mckenzie - Hot and fresh West Indian Cuisine (from Baltimore, MD)


Ed Pop - Magician and Animal Balloon Twist Decor (Noon -1:30 p.m. only)

Napstar Ent from Brooklyn, NY with guest DJ ZjSteve Austin from Red Hot Radio -- featuring the best of Reggae/Culture music

Face Painting

Silkie Chickens - petting zoo

Juneteenth backdrop with balloons for pictures



Franklin Coop

Stop and Shop

Sand Table

Salasin Project

Craft table/poetry collage

Tara Murphy

Service Net

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