How to celebrate Juneteenth at our North American Houses

How to celebrate Juneteenth at our North American Houses | Soho House

From Juneteenth trivia in New York to a tribute to Black music in Nashville, here are the best ways to commemorate the holiday

Friday 16 June 2023 By Soho House

Monday marks Juneteenth – the commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Last year, we asked Soho House team members what Juneteenth means to them. This year, we’re celebrating with an array of talks, film programming and, of course, parties. 

In Miami, we’re partying with award-winning author Octavia Yearwood and a night of dancing on Ocho. In Nashville, the House is throwing a Freedom Weekend pool party and a special tribute to Black music. Meanwhile in New York, we’re screening the world premiere of Candyman at DUMBO House. 

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Friday 16 June 

Juneteenth celebration with Octavia Yearwood, Soho Beach House 

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States; today, it commemorates African American joy and freedom, and emphasises education and achievement. We’ve teamed up with Octavia Yearwood to celebrate at the beach house. Expect an evening of curated DJ sets and more. We will also honour five community leaders for their work throughout South Florida and beyond.

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Trivia For Us: Juneteenth edition, Soho House New York
Celebrate Juneteenth with a diverse game about Black history hosted by Trivia For Us. Founders and Brooklynites, Deydra Bringas and Shakira Hodges, present a variety of topics on Black pop culture, music, film, TV, sports, art, and science. DJ Juan de One hits the decks as you answer questions from your mobile device and make new friends along the way.

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Sunday 18 June 

Juneteenth Spades Brunch, Soho Warehouse
We’re back and it’s Juneteenth. At Spades Brunch, we dedicate the first hour to teaching members how to play. Once the tournament begins, two teams will play the best of three hands until a winning team emerges for the crown and prize. Will it be you? This brunch is hosted by members Brandi Slayton and V. Williams. [I can’t find this person online]

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Juneteenth pool party with ALL SUMMA, Soho House Chicago
ALL SUMMA is back for our Juneteenth rooftop party. Be ready to soak up the sun and enjoy beats curated by Dash, Ricks and Shoke. For this event, members can bring a plus-one to the rooftop and party until 5pm. [I can’t find this person online]

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‘Freedom Weekend’ pool party, Soho House Nashville 
Soak up the sun and celebrate Juneteenth with us by the pool. Expect all the jams, great food and an overwhelming sense of community. 

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Ruben’s Picks: ‘Miss Juneteenth’, Soho House Chicago
Join Soho House Chicago cinephile, Ruben Rosario, every Sunday in the cinema for his selection of film programming that showcases cinematic bodies of work. This month’s Sunday classics honor African American Music Appreciation Month.

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Monday 19 June 

A Black Thing: Juneteenth, Holloway House
Hosted by Jessica Nabongo and Albert Sanders, ‘A Black Thing’ convenes the best and brightest among Black LA creatives, professionals, athletes, and entertainers. Join us to eat, drink and mingle while creating space to rebuild community in celebration of Juneteenth.

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Juneteenth celebration and a tribute to Black music, Soho House Nashville
In collaboration with the Nearest Green Distillery and Slim & Husky’s, join us in the garden for a day party commemorating freedom and honouring culture. Before heading to Fort Negley for the Juneteenth celebration, stop by the House for a tribute to Black music featuring performances from the Good Guys, O.N.E. The Duo, Willie Jones, and more. Members can expect a complimentary welcome cocktail by Uncle Nearest and delicious bites from Slim & Husky’s. 

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Eat Blvck, Soho House Austin
As the first celebration of the real emancipation of enslaved African Americans took place in Galveston Texas (about four hours from Austin), it’s important we capture the history of our culture and tell the story of our ancestors. This year, we’re doing it through food with traditional dishes and discussions around conscious eating. Join chefs Khoran Horn and Gerald Allen of BLVCK as they create a culinary experience in honour of Juneteenth.

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CANDYMAN, a celebration of Black music with NO ADTNL, DUMBO House
We’re teaming up with NO ADTNL to host the world premiere screening of Candyman – the short film for TRAKGIRL’s latest single, directed by Micaiah Carter, and starring TRAKGIRL and Vic Mensa. The film explores creative collaboration, and the process of Black music and filmmaking. Following the screening, we have an afterparty with sounds from special guest DJs, taking you on a sonic journey through Black music. 

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Juneteenth celebration with Original Jeanie and Spinser Tracy, Soho Beach House
Celebrate freedom for all with a night of dancing on Ocho, hosted by Original Jeanie with sounds by Spinser Tracy. 

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Tuesday 20 June

Juneteenth panel with Bonkosi Horn, Soho House Austin
In honour of Juneteenth, we invite members to join Bonkosi Horn for a conversation with Black healers as they dive into cultivating and building a collective community, focused on self-expression, identity and care.

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