Juneteenth, which is June 19, is a new federal holiday celebrated on the Monday or Friday closest to June 19 when it falls on a weekend.

So this year, with June 19 on Sunday, the holiday is Monday, June 20.

The federal government and Greensboro recognized Juneteenth as an official holiday in 2021.  Guilford County followed in 2022 and the state of North Carolina does not currently recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday.

Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was recognized as a federal holiday in 1986.

Because Juneteenth is now an official city holiday, there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Monday, June 20.  Monday’s collections will take place on Tuesday, June 21 and Tuesday’s collections will take place on Wednesday, June 22.  The Thursday and Friday collections are not affected.  The White Street Landfill and the Transfer Station at 6310 Burnt Poplar Road will also be closed Monday for the Juneteenth holiday.

City offices will be closed Monday, June 20, along with the Greensboro Public Library system, the Greensboro History Museum and the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Also closed on Monday are the City Parks and Recreation administrative offices, all recreation centers, Greensboro Sportsplex, Smith Active Adult Center, Trotter Active Adult Center, Xperience @ Caldcleugh, Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion at Barber Park and the Greensboro Youth Council.

City parks, trails and greenways remain open and Gillespie Golf Course will operate on its normal schedule.  Lake Brandt and Lake Townsend will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. But Lake Higgins will be closed.

City pools and spray-grounds will be operating on the normal schedule.

Emergency service is available for water and sewer customers 24/7.  After normal business hours, on weekends and holidays, water customers may call 336-373-2489.  After placing the call you will receive prompts to connect you to the Water Resources dispatcher.