City of Sarasota to mark Juneteenth with June 22 celebration on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Administrative offices to be closed on June 19, with some other facilities’ hours of operation modified

This is a photo of the 1880 Juneteenth celebration at Emancipation Park in Houston. Image from Wikimedia

City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth, city staff has announced.

“Garbage/recycling and yard waste collection schedules will not be affected by the holiday,” a news release points out.

Further, the free Bay Runner trolley will operate at its regular hours, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the release says.

A Juneteenth celebration, co-sponsored by the City of Sarasota, will take place on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way between Osprey Avenue and Pershing Avenue, the release notes. This will be a “free, family-friendly event, which will feature live music, food trucks, vendors and activities, the release adds.

Holiday hours of operation at City of Sarasota facilities will vary, as follows, the release continues:

For more information on garbage and recycling collection, contact the Solid Waste Division at 941-263-6170.

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