Juneteenth

Rahway Freedom Week (June 12-June 18) is a weeklong celebration of the principals of Juneteenth, with a block party taking place Friday, June 17 at City Hall Plaza and Rahway Train Station. The events will also include activities and resources targeted to our youth.

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Thursday, June 9AnkaraPaj: Join fiber artist Lisa Shepard Stewart and learn basic decoupage techniques to create a gorgeous freestyle art piece using African (Ankara) print scraps. The colors, patterns and overall energy of African/Ankara prints (even in tiny pieces) will elevate any creative project, and decoupage is no exception! Recommended for teens & adults. Limited space, sign ups required.Rahway Public Library10am - 12 noon
Sunday, June 12Weeklong Balloon Installation at Beauty & The ChicBeauty and the Chic Salon - 84 E. Cherry Streeton going 
Monday, June 13Lets meet to share all things about our favorite books that were adapted into movies. Light refreshments will be served.Rahway Public Library6-7pm
Wednesday, June 15Discovery Studio Teens: Bring a white t-shirt and decorate it with our Juneteenth Flag transfer! Or design your own using our supplies. Wear your design to celebrate freedom on our newest federal holiday. For teens 13-17.Rahway Public Library3:30:00 PM
Wednesday June 15Reader’s room book discussion: Join us in reading The Vanishing Half by New York Times Bestselling author Brit Bennett. This stunning novel is about twin sisters that choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. Please register to reserve your copy at https://bit.ly/RahwayLibrary.Rahway Public Library6:30 - 7:30pm
Thursday June 16Family Fun Night: Bring your family to the library for a fun activity and a special Juneteenth themed storytime! All ages.Rahway Public Library6-7pm
Friday, June 17Flag Raising and Block PartyRahway Train Station 3-8pm
Saturday, June 18Tours of selected gravesites in Rahway Cemetery, including: Ambo, an enslaved womanMerchants and Drovers Tavern Museum10am-11am & 2pm-3pm