Umoja Events to Host 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

2017 Juneteenth NYC

We believe that youth should embrace different trades in life so that while in their prime, they are able to live in their fullest potential. It’s my goal that the annual Juneteeth event will support our youth toward tapping into their talents.

Umoja Events to host the 8th annual Juneteenth NYC celebration, focusing on youth empowerment and community building, on June 17th, 2017 at Linden Park in Brooklyn, NY.

With more than 2,000 registered to attend, this year’s Juneteenth NYC aims to unite and empower the East Brooklyn community with a dynamic celebration featuring a community talent show, exhibitors, health and wellness screeners, plus a full day roster of entertainment, including performances by DJ Annie Red, Success Academy Prospect Heights Dance Team, Leaders of Tomorrow Step Team, New Explorers Step Team, New Wave Dance Youth and Community Development, Queen Diva and a Magic Show. Confirmed speakers include NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Councilmember Inez Barron and Assembly Member Charles Barron.

As this year’s Juneteenth theme focuses on youth empowerment, the event will feature an interactive education marketplace that offers resources and support programs for youth entrepreneurship, self-help, goal setting and planning for the future. In keeping with the Juneteenth tradition of promoting unity and building self-esteem through reflection, education and through acknowledgement of achievements, several youth will be honored with awards for their service in their communities.

Juneteenth NYC organizers present the annual celebration in an effort to build the economic and cultural arts scene in underserved communities by creating holistic and dynamic events that present a platform for…

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