Our second annual Juneteenth Celebration is coming up!!
This year we will host a "Second to Seventh Ocean City Family Reunion" Cook-out on Saturday, June 2 12pm-5pm at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at 840 E. 6th Street in Ocean City! The event will feature a live DJ, bouncy houses, treat machines, face painting, games, raffles, vendors, and informational booths! Cost is $5/person and free for kids under 5 with discounts available for multi-ticket purchases.
If you would like to purchase tickets, or host a vendor or informational table, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also need lots of volunteers - if you're interested in helping out, let us know!
The Black community in our hometown, Ocean City, NJ, has a rich history.
To honor, maintain, and share that history, we have begun an annual Juneteenth Celebration & Brunch. During this celebration, we share photographs, documents, and other artifacts chronicling the Black community in Ocean City and the town history overall. We also honor the elders of our community and share oral and written histories from families in our community spanning many generations.
The Ocean City Juneteenth Organization is made up of a number of current and former residents of Ocean City with strong and heartfelt ties to the community in which we were born and raised. Learn more about our organization on the About Us page.
Each of our 2017 honorees contributed immensely to the development of the thriving Black community in Ocean City. We recognize them for their love, their spirit, and their greatness. Learn more on the Honorees page.
Juneteenth represents the day, June 19, 1865, that enslaved Africans in Texas finally learned of their freedom, more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This day has been celebrated in the Black community since then. Learn more about Juneteenth on the History of Juneteenth page.
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