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Juneteenth Celebration: At The ArtsPark At Young Circle In Downtown Hollywood

June 15, 2023

Juneteenth is an historic celebration among African Americans that honors the announcement of the end of Slavery. Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when Federal Troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African American Holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a Federal Holiday.

The Celebration will be held tomorrow, Friday, June 16th, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. This family and community event is FREE and open to the public and will feature a variety of entertainers.

The City’s African American Advisory Council and Department Of Parks, Recreation And Cultural Arts for a Juneteenth Celebration will feature:

• Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns - Mistress Of Ceremonies
• Cameron Marcel Anderson - Visual Performance
• South Broward High School Band
• Broward College Jazz Band
• Sunshine Junkanoo Band - Stilts & Drummers
• Concert Featuring Ike and Val
• Family Yoga - Limited Yoga mats available. Bring a towel or blanket
• ArtsPark Movie Night featuring “Soul” at 8:00 p.m.

This mission of the South Broward Juneteenth Celebration Committee is to actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American Heritage through educational and cultural activities that benefit the City of Hollywood and surrounding South Broward, Miami-Dade And Monroe County Communities.

For more information, call the City of Hollywood’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at: (954) 921-3404. Reminder - Single Use Plastics, including water bottles and plastic bags are not permitted at ArtsPark at Young Circle.

Climate Vulnerability Assessment
Join the City of Hollywood on the evening of Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 for a Public Workshop to discuss the recent Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Also known as the CVA, the assessment evaluates various Climate risks that affect the city’s critical Assets. The public is invited to attend in-person or virtually to view the presentation, ask questions and provide input.

In-Person Location:
Boulevard Heights Community Center - 6770 Garfield Street, Hollywood, Florida 33024.

For more information and to register your virtual attendance, please visit the City’s Website at:

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