With 27 years of experience, the planning team for the Manhattan Juneteenth Celebration had something for everyone. The day started with a new event, the 1st Juneteenth Unity Walk in celebration of the life of former Juneteenth Committee Chair, Don “Donnie” Slater.

A Soul Food Cook-off was an early and big draw, especially with just $5 to sample. The day continued with vendors, a bike rodeo, car wash contest, talent show and concluded with the sounds of crowd favorite the Charles Walker Band.

The event, held at City Park, was co-sponsored by the Manhattan Juneteenth Committee and the City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department.