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County Sets Juneteenth Event At Overpeck Park

This photo is from a 1900 celebration of of Emancipation Day.
This photo is from a 1900 celebration of of Emancipation Day. Photo Credit: Austin History Center, via Wikimedia Commons

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- Bergen County is celebrating the 155st anniversary of Juneteenth -- celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S. -- with "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories," on Saturday, June 18.

County Executive James Tedesco III, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the African American Advisory Committee are inviting the public to a Juneteenth celebration.

The event will include entertainment, food, children's games, cultural and historical displays, vendors and exhibitors, a tour of the historical Gethsemane Cemetery and a Martin Luther King Jr. statue. "Jazz Under the Stars" will feature "Jazzy Bear."

The festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Bergen County's New Overpeck Park, in Ridgefield Park. For more information, call Thedora Lacey at 201-833-9180 or Arnold Brown at 201-745-6975.

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