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Events for Saturday June 17, 2023

Juneteenth Weekend FINALE, Mercer County Park

Saturday June 17, 2023
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (AACCofMC) in partnership with the NJ Legislative District 15 (Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson and Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli) Outdoor Equity Alliance are planning the Juneteenth Celebration. This event is scheduled for Friday, June 17 through Saturday, June 18, 2022 in the capital City of Trenton. As a Collaborative, we endeavor to be “more than just a festival,”. The goal of the Collaborative is to Educate, Empower and Unite Africans in the diaspora through cultural arts, health and wellness, entertainment and sports. The purpose of this carefully planned and socially distanced event is to highlight a few very poignant and current issues through displays of culture, collaboration, commerce, unity and education. We are working closely with the City of Trenton and other partners to ensure public safety.

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Juneteenth Special Events, Washington Crossing Historic Park

Saturday June 17, 2023
3:30 PM

In honor of Juneteenth on June 17, Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) will host several free special events and activities that will educate visitors about the contribution of African American soldiers during the American Revolution.

The day will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the park’s Visitor Center auditorium with a free lecture that will highlight the experience of Black soldiers during the American Revolution. Presenters will include reenactor and first-person historian Noah Lewis and Linda Salley, president and executive director of the African American Museum of Bucks County. This lecture is free, but registration is required at

At 5:00 p.m., jazz vocalist Joyce Simpson and The Quake Band will perform a free outdoor concert on the park’s riverbank. During the concert, park reenactors will share short presentations about the role Black soldiers played in the Revolution. During the concert, food will be available from Daddy’s Kitchen and M&E Edibles Cake DeZigns and Catering. No registration is required for the concert. Attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. Four-legged friends are welcome but must be leashed and under control at all times.

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