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To joyfully celebrate Juneteenth together through meaningful festivities.


We believe that Juneteenth is an opportunity for all to come together for celebrating, learning, understanding, and building stronger communities full of hope for the future.

Target Audience

The Pittsford community and all who want to join us.  All are welcome.

Upcoming Events

  • Pittsford Celebrates: Stories that Inspire
    Pittsford Celebrates: Stories that Inspire
    Fri, Sep 01
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    Sep 01, 6:00 PM – Oct 01, 8:51 PM
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    Sep 01, 6:00 PM – Oct 01, 8:51 PM
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  • Spoken Word Performance
    Spoken Word Performance
    Sat, Jun 17
    Jun 17, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Rochester, N Campus Dr, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
    Jun 17, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Rochester, N Campus Dr, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
    📣Don't miss out on an extraordinary afternoon of spoken word performance by the incomparable Rev. Angela Bamford! This powerhouse artist is a force to be reckoned with – a poet, writer, orator, and singer all rolled into one! Her performance is part of our Juneteenth Event at Nazareth University!
  • Juneteenth Celebration @ Garen Peace Gardens
    Juneteenth Celebration @ Garen Peace Gardens
    Sat, Jun 17
    Jun 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Rochester, N Campus Dr, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
    Jun 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Rochester, N Campus Dr, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
    Join us in celebrating Juneteenth at Garen Peace Gardens on Nazareth University Campus, featuring speakers and a performance by soprano opera singer Kearstin Piper Brown. There will be food, music, and a community art show opening at 11:00 am in the Shults Community Center. Everyone is welcome!
  • REGISTRATION - Art, Poetry, and Essays
    REGISTRATION - Art, Poetry, and Essays
    Thu, Jun 15
    Pittsford Community Library- FLETCHER Rm
    Jun 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Pittsford Community Library- FLETCHER Rm, 24 State St, Pittsford, NY 14534, USA
    Jun 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Pittsford Community Library- FLETCHER Rm, 24 State St, Pittsford, NY 14534, USA
    We invite vendors and artists to showcase their incredible talents at Nazareth University - Saturday, June 17th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Embrace the African Diaspora and art related to the African American experience in this uplifting event.
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Pittsford Celebrates Juneteenth

By Pearl Monique Cole Brunt

Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. This is a day that is not only significant for the Black community, but for all Americans who value justice, equality, and freedom.

As we celebrate Juneteenth and its meaning, we are uplifted by the resilience of our forebears and their relentless fight for freedom. While acknowledging the scars left by centuries of slavery and oppression, we are also reminded of the remarkable progress that has been achieved through their perseverance and determination, and collaboration. Juneteenth serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring us to continue the pursuit of justice and equality for all.

As human beings, our brains process around 70,000 thoughts every single day.  The vast majority of those thoughts remain unconscious with very few making it into our consciousness for consideration.  With that said, we all suffer from unconscious biases All of us.  Everything we’ve ever seen, heard, read, or experienced goes into the mix.  Let us root out all of the bad data operating in our subconscious, challenge it and intentionally replace it with a variety of new experiences.

To truly achieve a more perfect union, we must broaden our perception of community to include everyone.  Hearts. Minds. Action.  Let’s direct our energy and time to building a place we can all live happily and freely together.

As we celebrate Juneteenth, we invite you all to join us in the spirit of learning, laughing, and celebrating together. Together, we can create a brighter future where every individual has an opportunity to thrive and prosper. 

Let Juneteenth be a catalyst for positive change and a source of inspiration for generations to come.

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Nazareth University

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Town of Pittsford


Village of Pittsford



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Rotary Club of Pittsford

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CN Bank

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Can you help?

 Celebrate with us and be a part of creating an unforgettable event by generously donating, as without your contributions we won't be able to achieve our goals! 

While our planning committee has volunteered many hours to put this all together, we believe strongly that we should pay other people for their work. This includes entertainers, ASL interpreters, and everyone bringing their professional skills to make this a fantastic day. 

Nazareth College, the Town of Pittsford, and the Village of Pittsford have generously donated their space and resources to bring this event to the community.  However, we still need to fundraise to pay for the additional costs involved with organizing this event.

While volunteers are welcome and needed, we shouldn't ask or expect people to work for free.


We are very fortunate to have Community Resource Collaborative as our fiscal sponsor this year.  This means that every donation will be made to a 501(c)3 and allow all of the benefits that provides to donors.  All payments will go directly to CRC. 

Please write PITTSFORD CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH in the comment section so they can appropriately distribute the funding.



Community Resource Collaborative

100 College Ave

Ste 130

Rochester, NY 14607

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Planning Committee

We are community members who volunteer our time to organize this public event.  We really appreciate all of the support we receive from our neighbors, friends, volunteers, and of course our sponsors! 

It literally couldn't happen without you.

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