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"Hearts of Freedom" Juneteenth Community Celebration

S.T.A.R's 3rd annual Juneteenth Community Celebration is fast approaching and we cannot wait to see everyone!  

 

This free-to-attend celebration will once again take place on the lawn at The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society at 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. We'll start at 3pm and end at 7pm. There will be live music from local band, The Misfits, arts and crafts and more! 

 

Bring a picnic or buy delicious soul food from one of several local food trucks.

 

Walk ins are welcome, but we kindly ask that you register in advance so we have enough supplies. Click here to register.

 

We are grateful to the sponsors of this increasingly popular local event:  The Glass House, Walter Stewarts Market, The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and Newcanaanite.com.

 

Note:  Due to construction, St.. Marks church. which is right next door, has generously allowed Juneteenth attendees to park in their lot.  New Canaan's Service League of Boys (SLOBs) has generously volunteered to help direct traffic to the church parking lot.  

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According to ChatGPT, “Red foods can have symbolic meaning for Juneteenth. Red is a significant color associated with Juneteenth as it represents resilience, perseverance, and the bloodshed of enslaved African Americans in their struggle for freedom. Many people incorporate red foods into their Juneteenth celebrations as a way to honor and remember the sacrifices and resilience of their ancestors. Red foods such as red velvet cake, red punch, watermelon, red beans and rice, and red barbecue dishes are commonly enjoyed during Juneteenth gatherings. The color red serves as a powerful reminder of the history and significance of Juneteenth.”

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