GRIDLOCK SAM: Welcome Juneteenth — and the holiday’s celebrations and events

On Saturday, city streets will be alive with commemorations and celebrations of Juneteenth. The Juneteenth 5k will begin at noon at Highbridge Park and end at 5 p.m. at Morningside Park; the route will impact Edgecombe, St. Nicholas, Morningside, and Manhattan Aves. Also at noon, the Juneteenth Freedom Ride will begin at the Brooklyn Museum, proceed to Coney Island, and conclude at Fort Greene Park, possibly affecting Eastern Parkway, Bedford Ave. and Ocean Parkway. At Pitkin Ave. and Rockaway Ave., the “Black Power Matters: Juneteenth Rally” will begin at 1 p.m.

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