Rockville, Maryland, June 16 — The City of Rockville will join Montgomery County to celebrate Juneteenth at a special event featuring live music, food, art, films and awards from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown.
The Juneteenth holiday will be observed Monday, June 20, in Rockville.
Recycling and trash collection will occur on regularly scheduled days during the week of June 20.
The following Rockville facilities will be closed June 20: City Hall, the Rockville Senior Center; Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers; Croydon Creek Nature Center and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and box office, which are closed Mondays; Glenview Mansion and the Rockville Civic Center business office.
The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be open regular hours. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter for individual pool schedules or call 240-314-8750.
Parking will be free at city-owned meters on June 20.
The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights coordinates the free Juneteenth event, which also features the Living Legends Awards honoring county residents who have helped shape the cultural heritage of the African American community. Look for a City of Rockville table and city representatives at the celebration. Offsite parking is available, with shuttle buses traveling regularly from the Montgomery College, Germantown Campus and Seneca Valley High School, beginning at noon.
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The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when the Union army arrived in Texas bearing federal orders proclaiming the end of slavery.
In July 2020, the Mayor and Council approved a resolution making Rockville the first municipality in Maryland to recognize Juneteenth as a paid city holiday.
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