Juneteenth at the African Burial Ground
June 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
African Burial Ground National Monument
290 Broadway between Duane and Reade
New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Honor Juneteenth at the African Burial Ground National Monument with lectures, live music, dance, spoken word, and a Ranger-led tour of the space. See tap dancing accompanied accompanied by a live band at 12 pm, Spoken word and drumming at 12:30 pm, sorority and fraternity step at 1 pm and more.
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