Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout New Jersey

Juneteenth marks the 1865 emancipation of the last group of enslaved people, who were in Texas, 2.5 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
On this day General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas informing the last group of enslaved people that they were freed.
Here are events around New Jersey to mark the date.

June 18

Juneteenth Arts Festival
Where: 1 Swanstrom Pl E, Union, NJ
Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Juneteenth at the Park
Where: Riverside Park, 430 River Rd, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 12-6 p.m.
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Juneteenth Community Celebration Event
Where: Glassboro Sports Complex, Glassboro, NJ
Time: 1 p.m. (Rain date June 25)
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Red Bank Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Johnny Jazz Park, Red Bank, NJ
Time: 12-5 p.m.
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Metuchen Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Metuchen Downtown Alliance, 10 Station Pl, Metuchen, NJ  
Time: 6-8p.m.
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Juneteenth Celebration in Bayonne
Where: G. Thomas DiDomenico Park
Time: 12-5 p.m.
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Inaugural Long Branch Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Long Branch Free Public Library
Time: 1-4 p.m.
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2nd Annual Juneteenth Event
Where: 3111 New Jersey 38, Mount Laurel Township, NJ 08054
Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
First Juneteenth Black Business Expo in Mercer County Area
Where: RWJ Conference Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Rd, Hamilton Township, NJ
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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New Brunswick Juneteenth Parade & Festival
Where: George Street and Remsen Avenue
Time: 11 a.m.
Juneteenth Flag Raising
Where: Perth Amboy City Hall
Time: 3-4 p.m.
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Juneteenth Celebration in Trenton 2022
Where: Mill Hill Park
Time: 12-8 p.m.
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June 19

Burlington Freedom Day 2022: A Juneteenth Celebration!
Where: Burlington Riverfront Promenade
Time: 2-7 p.m.
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Juneteenth and Father's Day Celebration
Where: 1169 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ
Time: 1-5 p.m.
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Juneteenth with the Red Bank Chamber Music Society
Where: United Methodist Church of Red Bank, 247 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
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