The first Boston JUNETEENTH inaugural celebration chose Nubian Square as ground zero.

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Well it was the first official Juneteenth celebration in Boston after the Governor’s office made Juneteenth a state holiday when the Federal government designate it a Federal holiday. This is what the programming looked like in Black Boston.

location: FRIDAY JUNE 18 6:30 pm, in Nubian Square under a partial full moon.


theme:One Night In Boston

JazzUrbane Cafe

2300 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02119

ENTERTAINMENT AND PERFORMANCES: The organizations BAMSfest, Boston Children’s Chorus, Boston Ujima Project, Boston While Black, Jazz Urbane, Project Step, and Roxbury Cultural District will help launch an annual Juneteenth collaboration titled:

The night will include musical performances, a film premier and is an in-person event that will follow the latest Massachusetts guidelines. This weekend will also serve as a tribute to Black Music Month and part of All-Inclusive Boston.

King Boston

King Boston is a privately funded non-profit working closely with the City of Boston and the Boston Foundation to create a living memorial and programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and their time and work together in Boston. 


On Saturday, June 19th — in near Boston

The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture and collaborators are presenting: