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Celebrate Juneteenth

Presented in collaboration with the Town of Bedford

Sunday June 19, 2022 at 4:00pm

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Sunday June 19, 2022 at 4:00pm

A Day to Energize and Recognize!
Join Caramoor as we celebrate African American freedom and achievement! Known as our country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and honors their families, heritage, and resilience. Millions celebrate this nationally and globally significant American holiday. Jeremiah Abiah — international acclaimed recording artist, vocal coach, and songwriter — performs a soulful set. Family-friendly activities complete this annual June jubilee steeped in tradition and joy. All are welcome!

3:00pm / Activities begin.
4:00pm / The performance begins.

Join regional jump-step star Nethmi De Silva and fellow Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester educators as they show you and your family how to Double-Dutch rope jump and learn the art of stepping. A game and a style of dance, both richly steeped in Black history, Double-Dutch and stepping may just become your favorite party moves!

Guided by Antioch Baptist Church master quilters, learn how pieces of fabric, joined together with love and bravery, helped Miss Harriet and many enslaved people find their way to freedom. Combine your art with your neighbors’ to create a community quilt!

With our friends from the Katonah Museum of Art, create paper quilt designs and celebrate the jubilation of the moment way back in 1865 when newly freed people cheered in excitement by unraveling the secret freedom codes—including the brilliant North Star!

Start your Juneteenth off right with a special Sound Art guided exploration with friendly Caramoor teaching artists.

About the Artist

Enjoy a well-rounded musical performance by Grammy Award, Latin Grammy Award, and NAACP Image Awards Nominee, Jeremiah Abiah. Recognized as one of the great vocal stylists of our time, he explores the depths of jazz and soul while creating a world distinctively his own with an ethereal six-octave range. 

Inspired by Nina Simone and Anita Baker, his stellar recordings include Chasing Forever, Life As A Ballad, Bottles, Abiah Sings Nina and numerous collaborations with Robert Glasper, Common, Brandy, Cynthia Erivo, and other notable artists. Jeremiah is also a passionate voice educator at Berklee College of Music, Western Carolina University, while also teaching masterclasses around the world and private coaching. A truly global artist gifts us today at Caramoor with a soulful set fit for a jubilant Juneteenth.

To learn more about Jeremiah Abiah, please visit his website

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