SJM Juneteenth 2022 will offer a variety of educational, arts, and sports activities around our theme of “In Solidarity, We are One.” Activities will engage families in a Juneteenth-themed carnival atmosphere, encouraging them to know the history, applaud the achievements and tenacity of the Black population, and recognize relevance to the challenges we face together as a community. This community event welcomes and embraces all.
The SJM Juneteenth Committee has partnered with the Township of Scotch Plains, Fanwood Borough and other Union County organizations to bring this celebration to our community. The 2022 Juneteenth Celebration will take place at historic Shady Rest Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Activities will include speakers and performers from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s Black Student Union (BSU), who will present/speak/interpret the history and meaning to them of Juneteenth. There will be live music, Juneteenth collage workshops, mini golf, a double dutch exhibition with crowd participation, carnival and lawn games, tours of the historic Shady Rest museum, face painting, food trucks, vendors and more.
There is no admission charge. Attendees can choose to buy refreshments and novelties. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic meals.
The event venue is accessible to people with disabilities. BYOC (Bring your own chairs)
REGISTRATION is only required only for the Family Collage Workshops with Mansa Mussa and the tours of Shady Rest Museum.