ArtsWestchester Awards Grants for 2024 Juneteenth Celebrations

ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County Government, announced that it would provide 16 grants to support the arts and cultural components of a full calendar of Juneteenth celebrations planned for Westchester and Rockland Counties. A total of $48,000 in grants will be awarded to organizations participating in a month-long celebration of Juneteenth activities.

Janet Langsam, ArtsWestchester CEO explains, “ArtsWestchester has been working with a coalition of 16 organizations which are presenting celebrations of the historic Juneteenth holiday in conjunction with their local municipalities. We applaud the work of the Westchester and Rockland Juneteenth Coalition in bringing such diverse cultural activities to the County.”

A full calendar of Juneteenth celebrations presented by the 2024 Juneteenth grantees in Westchester and Rockland Counties can be found here:

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Westchester County Government is proud to partner with ArtsWestchester in commemoration of Juneteenth, throughout the month of June. In Westchester we embrace the principles of inclusivity and diversity, and in honor of Juneteenth, we come together to acknowledge the deep-rooted history of slavery and the lasting impact it has had on our communities. I invite our residents to come out an enjoy one of the many music or dance performances, activities or events the coalition has planned, and use it as an opportunity to celebrate our shared humanity and continued work toward a more just and equitable society.”

 The following local 2024 Juneteenth Grantees have been awarded a $3000 grant from ArtsWestchester:

Tuckahoe Juneteenth

FMVARYP (Friends of Mount Vernon Arts, Recreation & Youth Programs)

Port Chester Historical Society

The Lincoln Park Conservancy, Inc.

Village of Pelham Council on the Arts

White Plains Juneteenth Heritage, Inc.

Yonkers African American Heritage Committee