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Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A celebration throughout the Metuchen Downtown for Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? On June 19, 1865, about two years after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln. The holiday received its name by combining June and 19. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”


June 17, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Metuchen Town Plaza
33 Pearl Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840 United States