EDISON, NJ – The sponsors of the 10th Annual Juneteenth Food & Music Festival have announced that this year’s event will be on Saturday, June 13th at the Edison Job Corps Center, 500 Plainfield Avenue in Edison.

Themed as “Celebrating Diversity,” and the event will be present a variety of entertainment including music, comedy, spoken-word, and poetry. The program will begin at noon and will run until 6:00 pm. Presented by the NAACP Metuchen-Edison Area Branch, Edison Job Corps Center and the New Brunswick Cultural Center, the event is free and the rain date is June 20th.  Food vendors and general vendors are still being accepted - email hyacinth53@gmail.com for applications.

Among this year’s outstanding performers are the bi-lingual hip-hop duo Negros Americanos from Plainfield, NJ, the Daughters of Dionysus, the University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla, the Taalim School of Indian Music, the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, and Imagenes y Tradiciones del Peru.

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Visit AT&T Tech Zone, learn how to code and look at the current job opening listings at AT&T. The AT&T Tech Zone will also have games, STEM education exhibits, showcase AT&T products and services, employment opportunities and a “Don’t Text & Drive Simulator” with giveaways.

All are invited the food court and taste healthy delicious foods from the many cultures represented in central New Jersey.  Also available will be free amusement rides for the kids. Diversity Awards will be presented to News 12 NJ, The Quakers, Edison Job Corps Center, the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and New Brunswick Cultural Center.

Juneteenth is a traditional holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. in 1865.

The event is presented through the generosity of Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc., AT&T, and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/ Board of Chosen Freeholders.