FIRST ANNUAL Juneteenth March on NYC Hall, June 19, 2020, 2-4 pm

Join the coalition of activists across Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, & Queen to protest for justice!

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About this Event

When: June 19, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: New York City Hall, New York, NY 10007 | Starting Point is Broadway and Park Place, marching Southwest. The march will travel west along Barclay Street, then turn north along Church Street, then turn east along Chambers Street, then turn south along Centre Street, and loop again west along Barclay Street.

Registration: This event is FREE. Registration is encouraged. Register HERE.

About: Join a coalition of activists across Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, & Queens to protest and celebration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to June 19, 1865, Juneteenth celebrates the day that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. In celebration of Juneteenth and in continuing protest against police brutality, and the sanctioned murders of Black people by the actions of white people, institutions, and systems, we invite dance workers and organizations to join this march in solidarity. The march aims to gather 1,000,000 people at City Hall, centering the stories and collective power of Black people. We also encourage you to join any of the actions taking place across the week in commemoration of Juneteenth either in person or from home in continued support of the Movement for Black Lives in the United States and in the dance community.

Accessibility Station:

A Rest and Accessibility Station is available for disabled, elderly, and immunosuppressed participants, and parents with children in front of 53A Chambers Street, on the north side of Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street. Please check out the section below on Supplies and Aid Stations for more information or view the map below.

The Rest and Accessibility Station will be equipped with a limited seating area for intermittent breaks, snacks, masks, and supplies.

Gibney staff members will be present to support participants.

For questions on accessibility please contact Dance/NYC via text or voice at 917-830-4838.

ASL Interpretation

ASL interpretation will be provided by LC Interpreting Services.

The march will begin with opening speeches via megaphone on the west side of Broadway, between Murray Street and Park Place, closest to Park Place. There will be a designated area reserved to allow members of the community who need ASL interpretation to be near those services. To reserve your spot or find your way to the area designated for ASL interpretation for opening speeches, please can contact Dance/NYC via text or voice at 917-830-4838.

After opening speeches, the march path will include three soapbox areas where organizers and march participants can communicate with the crowd. Each soapbox area will also include ASL interpretation. No amplified sound will be available at soapbox areas. Megaphones may or may not be available. Please view the map below for a visual representation of their location.

  • Soapbox #1: Southwest corner of Chambers Street and Centre Street
  • Soapbox #2: West side of Centre Street, East of City Hall
  • Soapbox #3: Northwest corner of Broadway and Barclay Street

Bathrooms

Please note that due to permitting restrictions, at this time, the march will not provide designated bathroom locations for participants.

Bathrooms may be available on a very limited basis to disabled, elderly, and immunosuppressed participants and parents with children attending the march. To find out if bathrooms are available please contact Dance/NYC via text or voice at 917-830-4838

Masks and Social Distancing

Given the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, this march requires all of its participants to use a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.

Please check out the section below on Supplies and Aid Stations for more information on how to obtain your mask.

Participants are encouraged to socially distance throughout the course of the march.

Media/Press:

Given the size of the march, please note it is possible the media or members of the press may be present.

If you are a member of the media or press and wish to contact organizers, please contact Peter Willumsen at peter@keithinstitue.com, 917-744-1641.

If you are a local photographer or artist who has captured images of or footage of the march and are interested in sharing your materials with march organizers please contact Peter Willumsen at peter@keithinstitue.com.

Medical Assitance

The march will not provide medical services or assistance. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911.

Mobility Accessibility

March route includes curb cuts on all sidewalks.

Please note, the areas surrounding City Hall are sometimes barricaded by NYPD which may change mobility and access to sidewalks. Sometimes these areas are barricaded without prior communication to organizers.

This page will be live updated with information as it becomes available.

Supplies and Aid Stations

The march will include multiple Supplies and Aid Stations throughout the march path. You can view a map below for a visual representation of their location. Supplies stations are located:

Supplies and Aid Station 1: South West corner of Chambers Street and Broadway

Supplies and Aid Station 2: South East corner of Chambers Street and Church Street

Rest and Accessibility Station for disabled, elderly, and immunosuppressed participants, and parents with children in front of 53A Chambers Street, on the north side of Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street.

Supplies stations include masks, hand sanitizers, and snacks to participants who may need them.

Sound:

Please note that due to sound permitting restrictions, at this time, the march will not include amplified sound.

The main speaking area and the march start point are located on the southwest corner of Broadway and Park Place. Opening speeches will be provided orally via megaphone and include ASL interpretation. Please check out the section on ASL Interpretation above for more details.

The march path will include three soapbox areas where organizers and march participants can communicate orally with the crowd. Megaphones are not guaranteed in every soapbox area. Each soapbox area will also include ASL interpretation. Please check out the section on ASL Interpretation above for more details. Soapbox areas are located:

  • Soapbox #1: Southwest corner of Chambers Street and Centre Street
  • Soapbox #2: West side of Centre Street, East of City Hall
  • Soapbox #3: Northwest corner of Broadway and Barclay Street

Contact Us:

For questions on accessibility please contact Dance/NYC via text or voice at 917-830-4838.

Please note this line will only provide details on the accessibility features of the march and is not a general information line.

The call-in line will prioritize the needs of disabled, elderly, and immunosuppressed participants and parents with children attending the march.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911.

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