New Neighborhoods proudly presents its first annual JUNETEENTH DAY celebration!

On September 22, 1862, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring that all slaves would be forever free. Juneteenth commemorates the day of Union General and 1,800 troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the emancipation Proclamation, effectively ending slavery in the United States two and a half years after the Proclamation took effect,
freeing 3.1 million slaves.

Nearly 100 years later, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight for equality for African Americans until his assassination in 1968. In 1972, New Neighborhoods opened and dedicated our first affordable multifamily property by honoring him and naming that property, Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments.

Today, nearly 50 years later, President Biden signs a bill that makes Juneteenth officially a National Holiday! New Neighborhoods celebrated both, the recognition of Juneteenth as the freeing of slaves in America, and the fact that from this day forward, Juneteenth will be forever recognized as a National Holiday!

The Juneteenth Celebration was for our tenants from all New Neighborhoods’ properties, it was held on Friday, June 18th from 12pm-2pm on the Martin Luther King Jr. Apartments parking lot. We provided food from Soul Tasty, ice cream from Mrs. Stickleys, music by One Stop Entertainment LLC, and more! Raffle tickets were given to each tenant and they won some great prizes including a 43” television, a speaker, a headset, and a New Neighborhoods back pack filled with branded items.

We had about 100 people at the event including tenants and staff. We want to thank everyone who attended the event and a special thank you to our Stamford Mayor, David Martin, for always supporting us. We are delighted to see that the event was appreciated by all and we hope to continue the event for years to come.

Social distancing, masks and hand sanitizer were provided at the event. The health and safety of our tenants continues to be our primary concern.

For more details on the event, please contact Jamey Healy at jhealy@newneighborhoods.org or by phone at 330-685-8700.

For photos on the event click here.

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