June 19th is celebrated and commemorated in the United States as the anniversary of when enslaved persons in parts of Texas first learned of their liberation in 1865. Juneteenth, as this annual event is named, is observed in Boston and all over our nation in a festive and poignant way with food, art, music, dance and remembrance of the history of slavery and freedom… a day to celebrate emancipation, freedom, Black history and culture.

We know there is still so much work to be done in the fight to end racial injustice, but at Healthworks Group, we continue to push for equality for all and educate ourselves. Please join as us as we celebrate and support our incredible Black community far and wide.

Juneteenth Events Happening Around Our Clubs:

  • Juneteenth: A Block Party – June 18 (Coolidge Corner)
    • We’re excited to have a table at this year’s Brookline Juneteenth celebration. The block party takes place at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School (345 Harvard St.) from 12-3pm and includes vendors, games, food trucks, a live DJ and more!
  • Brookline Freedom March – June 19 (Coolidge Corner)
    • The Town of Brookline will also host a Freedom March on Juneteenth, beginning at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School at 10am and proceeding to the Brookline Avenue Playground (575 Brookline Ave.), where a celebration will be held.
  • The 2023 Juneteenth Freedom Parade – June 19 (Cambridge)
    • Presented by the City of Cambridge, the Juneteenth Freedom Parade will begin at Cambridge City Hall at 10am, ending at Riverside Press Park. All BIPOC members of the community are invited to march and meet at City Hall by 9am.
  • Embrace Ideas Festival – June 14-16 (Boston)
    • Embrace Boston will host its 2nd annual Juneteenth celebration with 3 days of keynotes, panels and live music that will shine a light on how to interrupt zero-sum game thinking in relation to racial justice and realizing a democracy worthy of its communities through this year’s theme – “Here and Present, The Art of Reclaiming Space and Time.”
  • Free MFA Admission – June 19 (Boston)

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