Free Community Day | Juneteenth

Juneteenth at the NBMAA
Juneteenth at the NBMAA
Juneteenth at the NBMAA
Juneteenth at the NBMAA
Juneteenth at the NBMAA
Juneteenth at the NBMAA
Juneteenth at the NBMAA
Juneteenth at the NBMAA


Free Community Day | Juneteenth

Mark your calendars for the NBMAA’s 22nd annual Juneteenth celebration!

Join us on this day-long event, featuring artistic performances, music, in-gallery experiences, and of course art-making. Shop from local Black-owned businesses, support independent artists, and grab a bite from regional food trucks. 



11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

  • Shop from our ShopBlackCT Vendors Market with music by DJ MDot

12-1 p.m.

  • Raising of the Juneteenth Flag
  • Singing of the Black National Anthem by Ben Righter
  • Nzinga's Daughters

1-2 p.m.

  • Ysanne
  • Dance Legacy

2-3 p.m.

  • Simone
  • Dance Legacy
  • Ben Righter

3-4 p.m.

  • Dance Legacy
  • Yellie B
  • Tang Sauce


Grab Tasty Bites and Cool Drinks from:
  • Seaside Creamery
  • RastaRant
  • House of Goats
  • Miel Coffee


Vendors Market:

2Gurlz, LLC

  • Custom Crafts - Tees, Cups, Totes

African Adornments

  • Handmade Waistbeads from West Africa, Women’s Accessories, African Inspired Cultural accessories

African Attire

  • African clothing and accessories, pillows, and jewelry

Rudy's Beautys an AVON Boutique

  • All AVON beauty products, skincare, lotions, perfumes, makeup, etc.

Creative Cards by Vicki

  • Greeting cards for any occasion - all custom made and designed. 

Diaspora Multicultural Society, Inc.

  • Non-profit organization


  • Crochet Black/Brown dolls, bag clips, market bags, cup cozies, etc.

Jarbath Art, LLC

  • Original paintings and prints

Khonda African Arts, LLC

  • Bags, crochet, hems, cardigans, headbands, miscellaneous items

Leather Witch Accessories

  • Hand-made, all leather shoes, slippers, sneakers, bags, backpacks, belts, collars, and more.

Melanin Clo

  • Apparel

NAACP New Britain Branch

  • Information and invitation to join the NAACP

Oh D'Luxe Candle Company

  • Pure soy candles, natural linen and room sprays, natural reed diffusers

Sandra Dee

  • Mixed media collage artist

Lenaj Collection, LLC

  • Apparel and accessories - ie. T-shirts, hoodies, jewelry, bags

Tafika Arts, LLC

  • Handcrafted African art, decor, and accessories.

Urban Mala, LLC

  • Urban Mala sells mindfulness and adornments made with healing crystals and woods, like waistbeads, bracelets, and malas (prayer beads).


If you would like to make a donation to support this historic day at the Museum, click here.


Sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation, Hartford HealthCare, and The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

Vendors Market Sponsored by:


FREE Admission