Juneteenth Celebrations 2022

The Habitat Philadelphia team and community celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth - the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. 

June 14 – June 20th

The Habitat Philadelphia team and community celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth – the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

It is a holiday that commemorates the abolition of enslavement in the United States. To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, we encourage you to read more here, provided by The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

At Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, we close our office and construction sites on Monday, June 20th in observation and to remember the significance of Juneteenth. The ReStore will be closed in observation on Saturday, June 18. We encourage our Habitat Family to celebrate alongside us.  Celebrate, educate, advocate, and shop in ways that support Black communities in and around Philadelphia.

Resource Guide:

Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival is normally the largest annual celebration in the country to join together to embrace history. You can learn more about Juneteenth’s history in Philadelphia at juneteenthphilly.org.

 
 

Celebrate

Find a parade, festival, or event happening near you.

  • The 2022 Juneteenth Parade & Festival – The parade will commence at 52nd and Parkside with a festival at Malcolm X Park. The Festival will have activities, local merchants, food, art and health initiatives for COVID Testing and Vaccinations (if desired).
  • Children’s Village – The Children’s Village will be held in the Global Leadership Academy’s parking lot and will include a carnival, games, face painting, photo booth, and more!
  • Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival in Germantown – This year, Johnson House Historic Site will host its 16th annual celebration of Juneteenth. Johnson House Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, Underground Railroad Station, and Center for Social Advocacy, represents what everyday people have done and can do to make a difference in their community and beyond.
  • Cecil B. Moore Library Events – Friday, June 17, 3 PM – 7 PM: start the day with a cooking program at 3 PM, followed by storytelling, art activities, music, and dance! More information is in the PDF link.
 
 

Educate

 
 

Advocate

Equitable Housing: Habitat Philadelphia believes everyone deserves to build the foundation for a stable, healthy future for themselves and their families. Visit our advocacy page to raise your voice for affordable housing!

  • Whole-Home Repairs ActThe Whole-Home Repairs Act would make funding available to Pennsylvania homeowners who need critical repairs to maintain their greatest asset, their home. Tell your elected officials to pass Whole-Home Repairs!
  • Increase PHARE Funding Raising the cap on PHARE funding will allow this sustainable program to grow to meet the housing needs of families across Pennsylvania, without raising taxes.

Shop

Support Black business owners on Juneteenth and continue to support them throughout the year. Below are some places Black-owned businesses will be open on Juneteenth, or their online platforms you can shop with year-round.