Stop by The Field Library Children’s Room tomorrow at 11 am for Saturday Crafts and make a shaker with streamers for the Juneteenth Parade! And while you’re at it, make a Father’s Day card for the best dad in the world (yours, of course!).
June 18 at 11 am
And don’t forget to join our youngest Presidents on Saturday, June 18th at the Juneteenth Parade Reviewing Stand on the Library Plaza!
Juneteenth is the oldest continuously celebrated African American Holiday commemorating the Emancipation from slavery. Juneteenth is an official holiday in 36 states in the United States, including New York. Congress has officially proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day. Richard Jackson, the first African American Mayor of New York State and of Peekskill, NY, is the Grand Marshall of the first Juneteenth Parade in Peekskill.