An aerial view of vibrant green garden beds

Juneteenth Weekend

June 17–19, 2023

12–5 p.m. | At the Garden

Join us for hands-on gardening, crafts, and exploration throughout the state-of-the-art Edible Academy campus. Enjoy cooking demonstrations featuring special guests and the plants of the African American Garden: The Caribbean Experience.

Make a Pan African Flag

June 17 & 18
10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Learn about the Pan African Flag and its significance by making a mini flag from popsicle sticks. Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

a young person in a pink top creating art with yellow and red stampers

Mertz Library Display

Throughout the month of June, the Mertz Library is featuring highlight items for visitors to read during their visit, including Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson and Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors by Rue Mapp. Come have a look during Library Open Hours.

cover image of the book Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson featuring a portrait of a young child and various people outdoors in nature


Throughout the weekend, stop by in person or visit NYBG Shop online for a selection of books from celebrated authors, selected for visitors of all ages.

NYBG Shop display of Juneteenth-related books for sale

The African American Garden is made possible with support from the Mellon Foundation.

Generous support provided by The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.