Juneteenth Boston
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Boston Moms is committed to honoring diversity, dignity, and justice. We are proud to share some of the many Boston-area Juneteenth events that celebrate hope, independence, and achievement!

Southeast Juneteenth Coalition Month-Long Celebration of Black Art

June 8 :: Fall River 
June 15 :: Brockton
June 22 :: Attleboro

This family-friendly celebration of freedom will feature exhibits, speakers, performers, activities, and more, with a focus on economic and community empowerment.

Celebrate! Juneteenth with Benkadi Drum and Dance

June 15 :: Boston

The multicultural Benkadi drum and dance group returns to perform new dances showcasing traditional West African rhythms and movements. With vivid costumes, interpretive dance, and audience participation, let’s honor Juneteenth in Boston! The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America’s rich cultural diversity through the arts.

3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

June 15 :: Brockton

The African American Association of Brockton’s third annual Juneteenth Celebration will occur at the Brockton Fairgrounds from 12 until 6 pm!

Newton Juneteenth Festival

June 15 :: Newton

This fun family event celebrates the national Juneteenth holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Americans. Bring your kids and parents to celebrate African-American heritage and culture through food, music, dance, and storytelling for a fantastic afternoon of fun!

Soul Weekend: A Juneteenth Celebration

June 15 :: Boston

Get ready for live music, soul food delights, and joyful vibes all around. Come together to commemorate freedom and unity in style at this fun-filled weekend honoring Black culture, music, and community!

Embrace Ideas Festival

June 18-21 :: Multiple Venues in Boston

The Embrace Ideas Festival is a yearly celebration grounded in arts, ideas, culture, and public scholarship. This multi-day gathering brings together local, state, and national leaders to amplify anti-racism and create a vision for a transformed Boston by 2030.

Celebrate Juneteenth with MathWorks at Boston’s Museum of Science

June 19 :: Boston

Join the brilliant young minds of the National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Chapter for a day filled with inspiration, discovery, and hands-on learning. In collaboration with MathWorks and their Black Excellence at MathWorks Affinity Group (BEAM), this engaging event will ignite your child’s love for science, technology, engineering, and math, showing them the incredible possibilities that await them in these fields.

Juneteenth Freedom Day

June 19 :: Westford

For the first time, the town of Westford will raise the traditional Juneteenth flag. Immediately after the flag raising, guests are invited to head over to the Westford Museum to hear a spoken historical account of slavery in Westford from historian Leslie Howard and acknowledgement of a Westford-born, revolution-area Black solider. These historical accounts will add context and richness of this special inaugural celebration Juneteenth.

City of Everett Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 :: Everett

Come together to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrate freedom together. This event promises to be a memorable and joyful experience for all ages. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to honor this important day in our nation’s history. 

Juneteenth Block Party

June 19 :: Brookline

This will be a day of family-friendly fun featuring music, food, activities, and more in the form of a block party on Harvard Street! There will be something for everyone, from bounce houses and face painting for the kids, to live music and dancing for the adults.

MFA Open House

June 19 :: Boston

Admission is free at the Boston MFA on June 19 for all residents of Massachusetts in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally observed commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Juneteenth Freedom Day

June 19 :: Hingham

Head to the Bandstand at Hingham Harbor to celebrate Freedom Day with free family fun for all! Live musical performances by Booty Vortex , Lovely Hoffman, and Moussa Truore, plus kids’ bounce house and bounce obstacle course, relay races, face painting, balloon art, a sensory station, delicious food for purchase, a beer garden featuring Brockton Beer Company, and more!

Juneteenth Celebration

June 22 :: Lynn

Come to the Lynn Museum for a day filled with joy, music, and community to celebrate this important day in American history. Honor and remember Black Americans’ emancipation, strength, and pride at this family-friendly event. 

Deanna Greenstein
Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com


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