A Guide To New York City's Juneteenth Events And Celebrations

Juneteenth, the 19th day of June that celebrates the end of slavery, is now a national holiday, after President Joe Biden signed bill S. 475 into law Thursday.

This means federal employees will observe Juneteenth on Friday as June 19th falls on a Saturday this year. Even though Mayor Bill de Blasio recognized Juneteenth as a city holiday last year, city employees do not have a paid day off on Friday this year and students will have to wait until next June to celebrate the day. Companies are also starting to incorporate Juneteenth as a holiday in their calendars

Scenes from Juneteenth in lower Manhattan, 2020 Gretchen Robinette / Gothamist Juneteenth, the 19th day of June that celebrates the end of slavery , is now a national holiday, after President Joe Biden signed bill S. 475 into law Thursday.

This means federal employees will observe Juneteenth on Friday as […]

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