Fogo Azul celebrates Juneteenth at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Carousel!!
On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, and just two months after the Union Army won the war, Major General Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3 that read “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”
“We celebrate Juneteenth because it honors the day all of the enslaved were made aware of the Emancipation Proclamation and were officially legally released from their bonds.” write McKenzie Jean-Philippe on Oprah Daily.
In 1979, Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. Today, 47 states including New York recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday.
Fogo Azul, the city’s largest Brazilian samba reggae drumline, will play its traditional sets standing and marching.
Come celebrate with us!