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.
Juneteenth my ass. Go to work there’s no one in this city that was affected by Juneteenth whenever it was
That’s like saying no one in this city was effected by July 4th. None of us were alive when we declare independence but we are benefit from it having happened. None of us were alive on Juneteenth but many of us benefit from it having happened.
Why so sensitive about Juneteenth?
It’s not sensitive it’s just a nonsense holiday I prefer to celebrate April 22nd
So chris. Why not a holiday for JFK he actually got behind civil rights and got something done or better yet why not a day for LBJ who famously gave blacks all the freebies they enjoy today who said in a speech give blacks all the free things they want and they will vote democrat for life. Look that one up you liberal ass
Brother what freebies? more whites people are on public assistance from SSI, to food stamps, VA benefits white people burden the public safety net way more then any race.
Percentage wise, it is blacks who benefit the most.
You said that right! What freebies! That’s laughable!
Hey numbnuts in case you don’t know social security is not free If you bother to work then you and your employer pay into the program the government does not provide that benefit but as I said you have to work first As far as VA benefits anyone who serves this country deserve any benefit they get. Food stamps, Wic, section 8 housing,utility assistance etc are among the freebies. Do a little homework to see who uses th m to he most
Greensboro should celebrate April 22nd not Juneteenth
More liberal foolishness!
May 10th is day to celebrate.
Or Dec. 15th. 1775
This is to “Rebel”,
Seems like you have many ungratefulness issues. Here’s something you may still have not figured out…. try realizing that you put your pants on from the bottom up like everyone else no matter what their race, ethnicity, etc; try realizing that when you get cut you bleed, and bleed red blood like every other human being; realize that you may be better “off” – if you are even that – because you may have benefits others do not, but know that you are not
“better than” anyone else. Most of all, try realizing that Jesus, Christ died and ROSE AGAIN and did more for the people than anyone in history. In case you haven’t figured it out, there is only one race – the HUMAN RACE! Love these truths and hates the lies you’ve been buying. Moreover, try- and Love- Jesus and yourself, and you will be able to love others and find the happiness you really seek instead of the pompousness and bitterness you are seem to be wearing. Eph. 2:8 is yours receive Jesus!
This is to grace girl I’m so glad I’m still able to put a burr under someone’s saddle I’ve been working hard my whole life to perfect my craft. And just so you know I’d DON’tt wear pants just something for you to think about tonight at bedtime. As far as being grateful I’ve been grateful my whole life growing up on a farm I know the value of hard work my hands have more calluses than you could ever count so yes im grateful for being taught the value of hard work, being honest,helping my neighbors being kind to animals and just seeing the sun rise every day. I don’t have a lot but worked for everything I do have I don’t owe anyone anything and not beholden to anyone but God and Jesus Christ. Yes I’m a religious person having read the Good book 3 times. Maybe you should start at Genesis and learn something. There’s a couple old saying “he who lives in a glass house should not throw stones”. “judge not lest ye be judged”. Ignorance is bliss and I’ll bet you are a Very happy person. Bless day
Juneteenth? Pride month? How about a month off for the taxpayer who is paying for all this s^*t.