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“Freedom Forward” Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  Join the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) Juneteenth celebration, “Freedom Forward,” a family-friendly event that aims to educate, celebrate, and promote unity and cohesion within our culturally diverse community.

The event will feature music by the Jon Ware Quintet featuring Gina Ware, a youth rock band from the Allegra School of Music and Arts, opera singer, Dr. Sonya Headlam, an original play written by Ryan Kilpatrick and performed by youth actors from the Allegra School of Music and Arts, original poetry by Olivia Altidor, a youth poet from Hillsborough High School, a stone mosaic workshop from Emmy award-winning educator and artist, Dr. Ronah Harris and a family tree heritage workshop led by the Morven Museum.
Enjoy African American barbecue from The Big Easy of Trenton and vegan food options from Mukolee Food Truck. The day will also include activities in our Heritage Garden and tours of the grounds. This family-friendly event will have fun games and activities for all to enjoy!
The event will take place at SSAAM, a National Historic-Registered Mt Zion AME church in Skillman and the adjacent True Farmstead, a historically African American-owned farmstead. For more information on how to sponsor SSAAM’s Juneteenth “Freedom Forward,” volunteer, purchase a vendor table, and tickets, click the links below.


June 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Greater Mt. Zion AME Church
42 Pennington Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618 United States
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(609) 695-4475
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