Juneteenth at the NMOA will be an outdoor festival inspired by Harriet Tubman featuring performers, artists, and dancers from the Black community across New Jersey.

Be part of the creation of Newark’s Harriet Tubman Monument in Washington Park by decorating ceramic tiles with your stories of freedom and liberation. The tiles will later be fired and integrated into the final design of the Monument (limited availability).

Jacari Harris, Executive Director of the George Floyd Foundation, will address the general progress of the black community and touch on topics of activism and equity. Take part in step workshops, arts and crafts, great food, local vendors, and a lot more!

This event is for all ages. In case of rain, the event will move indoors. 

Enjoy free general admission to the Museum all day during Community Day!

Location: Washington Park, soon to be renamed Harriet Tubman Square (Across from the Museum)

Familiarize yourself with our visiting guidelines before you arrive at the Museum.

Timeline of Activities

12pm | DJ Shell Spin starts the party

12:30 | GIRLS OF HOPE STEP TEAM perform on the Main Stage

1pm | Aurway Performs Whispers of Jubilee on the Main Stage

2pm | An Inspirational and Uplifting Set from gospel artist Seychelle Elise! on the Main Stage

2:30pm | Teens Step Up Mini-Workshop on the Main Stage

3pm | DJ Shell Spin keeps the party going

3:30pm | Teens Step Up Mini-Workshop on the Main Stage

4pm | Divi Roxx Kids, ft. Divinity Roxx performs on the Main Stage

Seychelle Elise

Girl of Hope Step Team 

Aurway Performers

Jacari Harris, Executive Director at George Floyd Memorial Foundation, Inc

Rendering of future Harriet Tubman Monument

Artmaking Activities

1pm, 2pm, 3pm | Harriet Tubman Monument tile-making workshop: Carve your design into a tile of this future monument – limited capacity, sign up on-site

12-5pm | Block Print Tote Bags: commemorate the day with your printed tote bag

12-5pm | Flag Making: decorate a flag in honor of Juneteenth

12-5pm | Lanterns for Harriet Tubman: make your own paper lantern

Community Partners & Vendors

  • Seme Body Butter
  • Dermacare
  • Mind of Kye
  • Eyes Have Not Seen Thrift
  • Plantivia
  • Urban Glo
  • Story Bus & Recording
  • Newark Public Library
  • Artist Corey Harris and more