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White Plains Celebrates Juneteenth With Parade, Festival

The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee will hold its 11th annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival on Court Street on June 13.
The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee will hold its 11th annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival on Court Street on June 13. Photo Credit: Contributed
Over 60 community organizations, sports teams, bands and dance ensembles marched in the 2011 Juneteenth Day parade.
Over 60 community organizations, sports teams, bands and dance ensembles marched in the 2011 Juneteenth Day parade. Photo Credit: Sarina Trangle

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee will hold its 11th annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival on Court Street from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

The free event begins with a parade on Mamaroneck Avenue from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Frank Williams Jr., executive director of the White Plains Youth Services Bureau, will be the distinguished grand marshal. Musical performers include the Music with a Message youth band of South Bronx, the Herve Alexandre Quintet and more.

A children's zone in Renaissance Park will feature animals, Regeneron science experiments, arts and crafts, face painting by GemFaceNY and storytelling by BRIO Award winner April Armstrong.

Admission to the Juneteenth Parade and Festival  is free.

For more information, click here or email Wayne Bass, festival doordinator, at festival@wpjuneteenth.com .

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