Juneteenth Events & Path Through History Weekend

By 6/13/2024 02:55:00 PM

Looking for Juneteenth celebrations? Path Through History has event reenactments, guided tours and exhibits, that highlights Black history and culture.

Juneteenth Events and Path Through History Weekend

Many of the events offer free admission, making it the perfect choice for all history lovers.

Juneteenth Week (Finger Lakes)

Date: Wednesday, June 12 – Saturday, June 15
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, daily
Location: Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford

Genesee Country Village & Museum’s fourth annual celebration honoring Juneteenth is a week jam packed with events and experiences that help emphasize the collective understanding of what freedom really means.

Activities include learning and tasting recipes and dishes from customed historic cook, Malinda Russell, the first known female African American published cookbook author.

Underground Railroad In the Lake Champlain Area (Adirondacks)

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Ausable Chasm

Through this tour, visitors will have the chance to learn about the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad. With onsite exhibits detailing the lives and stories of fugitives from slavery to sculptures of those who represented hope and freedom, guests will have the opportunity to learn what it was like to be a runaway.

Colonial Crossroads – A Concert! (Hudson Valley)

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery

Once the scene of a fierce Revolutionary War battle, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site will be the stage for an African and European music concert.

A family-friendly musical presentation, concertgoers will be treated to a vibrant intersection of European and African musical traditions established during Colonial New York that laid the foundations for blues, jazz and rock and roll.

The event will feature music performed on banjos, guitars, recorders and African gourd-made banjos.

Special Exhibit - "From Sea to Shining Sea: Whalers of the African Diaspora" (Long Island)

Date: Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring

The Whaling Museum and Education Center will host an exhibition exploring and detailing the important role of African American mariners.

The whaling industry was a large employer, and it is estimated that between one-quarter and one-third of all the American whaling crews were people of color.

Stop by the museum for a firsthand look at the contributions African Americans had in whaling history

History Lessons in the Great Outdoors

This year also marks New York State Parks and Historic Sites’ Centennial. Path Through History Weekend adds to the celebration with family-friendly events at many of New York’s 180 state parks that are sure to get everyone enjoying the outdoors.

With over 150 Path Through History Weekend events taking place across the state, there is something for everyone’s individual interests.

Hike Through History (Greater Niagara)

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls

Take a guided walking tour through the history of Niagara Falls State Park, the nation’s oldest state park. Grab your best set of comfortable sneakers and head outdoors as you discover the important people and events that created and protected these now famous waterfalls.

History Hidden in the Woods: Guided Trail Hike (Hudson Valley)

Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburg

Take part in this 90-minute guided walk where you will have the chance to tour and learn about Mills-Norrie State Park.

Once the setting of the luxurious Hudson River-front estates, the hike will guide you through the historic site, uncovering the history of three estates including Staatsburgh and the Stonehurst estates.

Make sure to dress comfortably as the hike is 1.5 miles of uneven terrain. While the hike is free, reservations are required.

Children's Day at the New Windsor Cantonment (Hudson Valley)

Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, New Windsor

Perfect for the little ones, this historic site is hosting a fun-filled Children’s Day. Spend the afternoon petting animals thanks to the Two by Two Animal Sanctuary, watch magic tricks from celebrated magician Robert Olson and play games like field hockey and military drill with wooden muskets.

Make sure to stop by the New Windsor Cantonment Visitor Center where you’ll find exhibits telling the stories of the men and women who lived at the 1782-83 cantonment and another on General Henry Knox's New Windsor Artillery Park.

NYS Parks Centennial Community Day Celebration! (Capital Saratoga)

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Historic Site, Gansevoort

Celebrate 100 years of New York State Parks and Historic Sites at Grant Cottage State Historic Site. The perfect setting for a fun family outing, the event will feature music, food, exhibits, reenactors, entertainment and walkthroughs of the historic Grant Cottage.

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