First night of Macy's fireworks

The first show was launched from the East River between Long Island City and the Upper East Side. It ended just before 10 p.m.

Juneteenth to become holiday for NYC workers, students

Juneteenth will be an official holiday for city workers and schoolchildren next year, and New York City will form a new commission to examine its history of racial discrimination, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

White House announces July 4th celebration plans

President Donald Trump is moving ahead with a lower-key “Salute to America" celebration this year on July Fourth, despite concerns from some lawmakers about the crowds the event could generate during the coronavirus pandemic.

America marks Juneteenth as nationwide protests raise awareness

A traditional day of celebration has turned into one of protest, as Americans mark Juneteenth. The holiday long commemorated the emancipation of enslaved African Americans but has burst into the national conversation this year after nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and racism.