Juneteenth, which falls on June 19 each year, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation officially ended slavery in 1862, enforcement in all the states took several years. It wasn’t until June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached Galveston, TX, that all enslaved people in the country were finally freed.
The city will raise a Juneteenth Flag at the Penfield Tate II Municipal Building at 1777 Broadway on Friday, June 17 at 4 p.m. Remarks from local leaders will follow the flag-raising.
This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about this event and all Juneteenth 2022 events on the city's website.