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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Councilwoman Bonner, Town Board and Black History Commission Celebrate Juneteenth

Farmingville, NY –  On June 17, Councilwoman Jane Bonner joined with Town of Brookhaven officials, Black History Commission (BHC) members, and residents at the annual “Juneteenth” celebration, held in recognition of the 158th anniversary of the end of U.S. slavery in 1865. The event was held at the historic Longwood Estate in Ridge and included a BBQ picnic, games, music, dancing and activities for children.

Pictured left to right are Suffolk County Legislator Dominick Thorne; Bishop AE, Edward Robinson, II; BHC member Loraine Richardson McCray (kneeling); BHC member Dr. Georgette Grier-Key; BHC Vice-Chair Leah M. Jefferson; BHC member Myles Green; BHC member Tracy Todd Hunter; BHC member Charlotte Pressley; Gordon Heights Civic Association President Butch Murray; Brookhaven Town Councilperson Jonathan Kornreich BHC Chair Dr. Corrinne Graham; Councilman Neil Foley; Supervisor Edward P. Romaine; Councilman Neil Manzella; Town Clerk Kevin LaValle; Receiver of Taxes Lou Marcoccia; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Deputy Supervisor/Councilman Dan Panico; Councilman Mike Loguercio; and NYS Senator Dean Murray (and his puppy, “Pete”).
Juneteenth celebration group photo

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