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Juneteenth Community Picnic
June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We are gathering as a community to celebrate African-American culture and the historical significance of Juneteenth. Picnic attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage of Juneteenth through music, art and other activities. This event is free with reservations to the Conservatory. Community members can also register for a “Picnic Pack” (sandwich, chips, fruit leather, & water). Please bring your own blanket or feel free to sit on the grass in the Conservatory’s outdoor City Garden. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move indoors.
About Juneteenth: Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced to the more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state, they were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth”.
We look forward to you joining us!
This event is included in your reservation to the Conservatory. If you are a Garfield Park resident please fill out the community interest form for more information about free add ons!
Contact Dslaughter@garfieldpark.org with any questions.
Accommodations: Please let us know on the order form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require accommodations.