In April 2023 the City of New Bern Board of Alderman voted to make the JONB Celebration festival a city-sponsored event and gave city employees a 13th holiday (flex) in honor of Juneteenth! Additionally, in the fall of 2023, we finally received our New Bern Juneteenth Community Bear, which is currently being painted and will be unveiled in 2024 in its forever home on Broad St. Stay tuned for more great news to come in 2024.
Juneteenth of New Bern exists exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Powered by volunteers, its mission is to actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole. Juneteenth of New Bern is a nonprofit that partners with existing organizations with similar community-based objectives to help achieve its mission.
We're now a certified 501(c)3! Any '22-'23 donation over $100 will include the donor or sponsor's name on the Juneteenth Bear!
Vintage t-shirts from the 2021 Celebration ($5) and the 2022 Celebration ($10) can also be purchased through our donation button below (sizes limited; submit size request with donation)
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