Images Courtesy of Shelly Ferrell of ,LegitMindzMedia Juneteenth NJ Celebration is a three-day event that celebrates the emancipation of African Americans in the United States alongside community and culture, founded by Isaiah Thomas, Jola Babalola, and Stevens Germain. From June 17-19, the entire community came together to celebrate the Jersey way. It kicked off with the pop-shop and block party at Brown Mill located at 49 Halsey Street in Newark which gave guests a chance for networking among peers before heading into the festival weekend with an opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise that will be available only during this time celebratory time of the year. Each day of the 3-day event was full of excitement. The audience was left smiling, dancing, and singing to the culture's sound. After picking up our media passes, our team had the chance to indulge in the fun. 3 Day Juneteenth NJ Festival Event Schedule Friday, June 17 Pop-Up Shop and Block Party From 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM located at BrownMill Company Storefront 49 Halsey Street Newark, NJ, 07102 United States Saturday, June 18 Just Between Us: Live Panel and Networking Event 1:00 PM 8:00 PM Mana Contemporary 888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ, 07306 Sunday, June 19 Juneteenth Celebration 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM IZOD CENTER PARKING LOT American Dream Mall, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Exclusive Interview with Adrianna Lea and Brown Mill Company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX6Of_d3XwM "When we all come together, we know how to have a great time!" Adrianna Lea expressed enthusiastically about her experience overall with Juneteenth NJ for 2022. Juneteenth was previously held in Jersey City at Liberty State Park, but this year, their biggest day took place at American Dream Mall in East Rutherford. Over twenty thousand people were estimated to have attended Sunday's festival as they enjoyed everything from food trucks and authentic cuisine to black-owned business vendors with incredible deals on their products. There were also live performances throughout the day; some of our favorites for the culture such as Unicorn, and Chad Piff with Snatched Agency's dancers, Kia Bhn, Topaz Jones, Just Blaze, Dana Lu, AmNija, and more took the stage. With host Moneta-Kai, the crowd stayed engaged meanwhile the DJs' Kia Bhn, LilMan, Flygerian, Beloved, MoreSoupPlease, and Showcase kept the crowd dancing and turn't with energy during the 9-hour show. There was music and dancing all day long, as well as delicious food and drink vendors to keep everyone happy on that beautiful sunny day. The atmosphere and energy was electric, and it was clear that everyone was having a great time in the crowd. If you missed out on the Juneteenth New Jersey Celebration this year, be sure to mark your calendar for next year. It's an event you won't want to miss!