Juneteenth Celebration to return to downtown


The Alice Moore Black Arts and Cultural Center (AMBACC) will host the 20th Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Albany, starting with an Evening of Jazz on Friday, June 14, followed by the much-anticipated Juneteenth Street Celebration on Saturday, June 15. This year's event promises to be a vibrant and memorable occasion, celebrating freedom, culture, and community. Attendees can look forward to local speakers, live music performances, delicious food from local vendors, art exhibits, craft stalls, and a variety of fun activities for children and adults alike. 


On Friday, attendees will be treated to an evening of jazz and live music, local refreshments, and memorable performances. Saturday kicks off at Noon, with the arrival of the African Heritage Parade, as it finishes its march down Madison Avenue after embarking at 11:00 a.m. in Washington Park. This joyous community celebration of Black freedom features music and entertainment, delicious food and beverages, and pop-up vendors. There will also be plenty of family-friendly entertainment, such as a petting zoo, bounce house, arts and crafts, and face painting. 


AMBACC is a non-profit community-based organization located in Albany, New York’s South End Neighborhood. The Center provides opportunities and space for artistic and cultural-related activities and events, including community conversations and exhibits for all ages. The Downtown Albany BID is a proud sponsor of its Juneteenth Celebration. For more information about this event, click here


Event Details: 


An Evening of Jazz:

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024 

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

Location: Alice Moore Black Arts and Cultural Center, 135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 


Juneteenth Street Celebration:

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Location: Alice Moore Black Arts and Cultural Center, 135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY (Madison Ave to Westerlo) 


About Juneteenth: Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the United States. It is a day to celebrate African American freedom, culture, and achievements, while also reflecting on the ongoing struggle for equality and justice.