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Juneteenth Celebration

Great Lawn, Rain moves indoors
Free, and admission to the grounds is free on Thursdays
Wave hill Sunset Wednesdays 2024 credit Dave Sanders md

Celebrate Juneteenth and honor Black history, achievement and resilience with an evening of performances, artmaking and more. Picnic on the Great Lawn and enjoy a tasty treat of specialty ice cream while supplies last, courtesy of Only Rare NYC. Decorate colorful plant pots inspired by stories of hope and liberation. The celebration culminates with engaging musical and dance performances that highlight the Black experience in the United States. This is a free community event; all ages are welcome.

  • 4:30PM - 7:00PM: Plant Pot Painting Station
  • 5:00PM - 7:00PM: Complimentary rolled ice cream by Only Rare NYC
  • 6:00PM: Musical performance by Bahati Barton from Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
  • 7:00PM: Dance performance by Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet
  • Picnicking permitting all evening on our Great Lawn. Bring your own or purchase specialty menu items from our Café, including kids meal options.
  • Glyndor Gallery, The Café and Shop are open until 7:30PM.

Advance tickets encouraged, but not required; online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

The event takes place on the Great Lawn. Visitors may bring folding chairs and blankets. Picnicking is permitted for this special community event.

In the event of inclement weather, this event will move inside to Wave Hill House. Rain or shine tickets have reached capacity.

Questions? Please email us at or call the telephone number and extension above.

  • Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet

    Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet

    Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet

    Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the artistic expression of dance and other integrated art forms to uplift communities through education, performance and cultural programming. The soul of the company's work is rooted in social justice, and spiritually connecting to one another through the arts.

  • Jamel Gaines

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    Jamel Gaines

    Founder and Artistic Director, Jamel Gaines has dedicated his life to delivering artistic excellence and stirring, soaring performance to audiences everywhere. With more than 22 years of teaching and choreographing experience, Jamel seeks to inspire, motivate and nurture dancers and artists. Under his leadership, Creative Outlet has set itself apart as a highly acclaimed performing arts organization with a proven record in training the next generation of professional dancers and artists.

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