The combined military and civilian community of Watertown, N.Y. is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Watertown Juneteenth Celebration! It will be held Saturday, June 23rd, from 12 noon at the Ramada Watertown, 6300 Arsenal Street Watertown, NY 13601. Now in it's 5th year, the celebration continues to be a grassroots community event that includes performing arts, education, special guests, displays and vending. Juneteenth, first celebrated in 1865, is the oldest celebration of emancipation in the United States. This year's guest speaker will be Haitian Historian, Bayinnah Bello, who was featured in the recent film, "1804: The Hidden History of Haiti". Some other event highlights include performances by Syracuse based old school R&B funk band, Trumptight315; Original musical Storyteller, Arthur Flowers; Buffalo based slam poetry team, Pure Ink Poetry Slam and much more! A compact variety of vendors is also expected from as far as Rochester and NYC. Don't Miss it!