While some free Black communities like Seneca Village are known to many New York history buffs, others still remain unknown to most.
The Green was a strong community of Black residents in Jamaica, Queens who fought against racism while developing its own economy.
In recognition of Juneteenth’s vital historical importance, the day was recently made an official New York State Public Holiday last year in 2020. As the first year of Juneteenth’s status as a state public holiday, MANY events across New York City will be occurring to commemorate the day.
In the midst of racial protests across the country, Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United
Historic Weeksville in Brooklyn For the last few hundred years, New York City has been one of the country’s epicenters
The Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights, on the site of one of the largest free-black communities pre-Civil War is raising funds to keep the doors open.
Crown Heights has long been on the list of up and coming areas of Brooklyn and this reputation is on track to continue. Check out our guide to Crown Heights.
Black History Month will offer trolley tours of Green-Wood Cemetery & Weeksville, Art at Riverside Church, Studio Museum & Schomburg Center, food, gospel & jazz.
OHNY released some (not all) exclusive tours during their 2014 OHNY Weekend October 11 and 12. Here are some of our favorites tour locations and some new this year.