On Friday, June 18th, 2021, the city came out in force for the first national celebration of Juneteenth at St. Nicholas Park on a fantastic lawn in Harlem, NY.
The event took place on a beautiful day where the city came out in celebration with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and first lady Chirlaine, Darcel D. Clark, Don Thomas, Sylvia Austin, Herb Boyd, and his wonderful wife, Princes Jenkins owner of Brownstone Clothing, Senator Chuck Schumer majority leader, Senator Brian Benjamin, George Hulse, st.VP with Emblem Health, NYC Choir & Dancers, and many many many more.
Here are the great images:
Looks like attendees were ready to re-connect and be social with each other during a year-long plus lockdown in this new normal era as we live with COVID.
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Photographs by Seitu Oronde. 1-13) Attendees.