BOSTON — Juneteenth is being recognized as a federal holiday for the first time, and there are lots of celebrations and events happening all across Massachusetts Saturday.
The Museum of Fine Arts is offering free admission in honor of Juneteenth. While timed-entry tickets are sold out, there are free events with special exhibits and activities happening all day on the museum’s outdoor campus.
The Dorchester Art Project is sponsoring a paint party from 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and include everything needed to create a canvas painting celebrating freedom.
Massachusetts Peace Action is hosting “Black Joy” rallies at Copley Square at noon and Carson Beach at 3 p.m.
The events will feature speakers, music, information, and food, celebrating Black History and the state’s recognition of Juneteenth as an official holiday.
In Brookline, a Freedom March steps off at 10 a.m. and ends at Brookline Avenue Park.
There will be a celebration until 8 p.m. at the park that will include food, music, children’s games, and more.
In Brockton, a special pop-up shop at the Westgate Mall will feature Black-owned businesses from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
In Amherst, the town’s Juneteenth celebration features a variety of events starting at 10 a.m. and ending around 6 p.m. with a sunset reception.
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