ITHACA, N.Y.—Saturday afternoon saw Southside Community Center’s Juneteenth Festival, celebrating the holiday as the center’s annual tradition. Food, music, dance and other festivities were on display at the popular event, aiming to highlight and emphasize the local Black community and its history.

Photos below, taken by Alyvia Covert and Dove Williams for The Ithaca Voice.

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