Juneteenth celebration, as seen from the rooftops

K. and J. sent these inspiring images of the Junteenth celebration on Friday that migrated from its start at City Hall through the streets of the neighborhood. I usually like to complain that every citywide event does not *have* to happen downtown — other boroughs or neighborhoods could share the burden — but these days it has been so exciting to be a part of the action. (After dark that night, DCAS lit up 1 Centre to make the occasion too.)

The state caught up to the rest of the nation when Cuomo issued an executive order saying the day will be a holiday for state employees, and Di Blasio just announced that city schools will be close for the holiday as well.