Ithaca Blog

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Juneteenth 2012 At Southside Today

We city-o's who left the Big Apple to make Ithaca home will sometimes refer to town as the sixth borough.

The Southside neighborhood, where I live, is the main stem.

The feeling's there today at the annual Juneteenth event, celebrating African-American history and culture, at the Southside Community Center on South Plain Street.

It's a beautiful day, so come visit. Try the Ethiopian food, or Roy's Cuban fare, or the excellent fresh-juice drinks. There's music, and a great, friendly crowd to welcome you.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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