The 13th Annual Juneteenth NY Festival gathers thousands of attendees in Brooklyn for a vibrant day of rich culture through music, dance, poetry, skits, history, vendors, and families. This year, it will happen over the course of three days (June 17-19), kicking off virtually on Friday, June 17, and then for in-person gatherings in Brooklyn on June 18 and June 19. This year's theme is "Unity in the Black Family Unit," and it will feature the best in Black culture with a performance from Renée Neufville, exhibitions, authentic local cuisine, wellness activities and a fashion exhibition highlighting today’s hottest emerging Black designers. The Brooklyn Nets and the New York Liberty will also be on hand to host a basketball clinic for children aged 6-17. New this year, Juneteenth NY will host an awards luncheon in recognition of Father’s Day and in honor of Black men who have been working to make a difference in the Black community. There will also be a new component—"Libation & Liberation: The Quilt Project," a multi-city community-based initiative channeling the cultural legacy of Black American textile-making, where you can design a block in memory of loved ones lost to COVID-19.