Juneteenth Celebration



Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The holiday ommemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas on June 19, 1865, nearly 3 years after Pres. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth has remained a day to celebrate African American history and culture.

For many years, New Londoners celebrated Juneteenth at Riverside Park, a recreation spot frequented and beloved by the city's African-American community. Sponsored by the Kente Cultural Center, this year's event being held from 11am - 3pm at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 60 Blackhall Street. The event is free and open to the public.

11:00 AM Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Food, New London Fire Department, Jumping Castle, Handprint Mural 

11:30 Drum Circle with Dwight “The Professor” Baldwin (bring your drum)

12:00 PM Performance by Writer’s Block Ink 

1:15 Cupid Shuffle Flash Mob 

2:00 Drum Circle with Dwight “The Professor” Baldwin (bring your drum)