Access for All Community Day | Juneteenth



Access for All Community Day | Juneteenth

Join us for the NBMAA’s 23rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration! This day-long event features artistic performances, music, in-gallery experiences, and of course artmaking. Shop from local Black-owned businesses, support independent artists, and grab a bite from regional food trucks. The Museum was one of the earliest institutions, if not the first, to hold a Juneteenth celebration in New Britain. In 2001, in collaboration with its African American Advisory Committee, the Museum worked with New Britain residents to host a celebration for the holiday. 


11 a.m. 

  • Event Begins: Shop from Local Vendors, Stop by the Activity Table, and Visit the Galleries

12 p.m. 

  • Welcome and Introductions

1 p.m.

2 p.m.

3 p.m.

3:45 p.m. 

  • Closing Remarks

Event DJ: DJ MDot

Event emcee & co-organizer: Adrian Elliott

Live painting by local artists: 

Food Vendors:

  • Café Takeover: 881 New Britain Avenue Russel Grab & Go
  • Food Truck: Seaside Creamery
  • "Cookout" Tent: Bigalow Catering Company/Chef Rasheem Terry


  • Creative Cards by Vicki
  • Royal Lifestyle clothing
  • African Attire
  • African Adornments
  • Tafika Arts
  • Cecilia Imports
  • NB Democratic Town Committee
  • Aspenne's Library
  • Sandy’s Bead Collection
  • Jodi Cup of Health, LLC
  • Connecticut Center for Nonviolence
  • NB Public Library
  • A Bar for Your Thoughts
  • First Group Bus Company
  • It's Just Common Scents

You and your family can enjoy Free Admission all day once a month, thanks to generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.


The NBMAA’s 23rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration is made possible through the generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

Additional programming support provided by Arbella Insurance Foundation, New Britain Commission on the Arts, Hartford HealthCare, The Bristle Cone Pine Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, and Duane L. Hughes In Honor of Amy Holmes' 50th Birthday in Celebration of Juneteenth.

Registration and Ticket Purchasing


FREE Admission

To speed up your check-in process on the day, pre-register for the day by clicking the button above!