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FALL 2022 HYDRANT FLUSHING

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Click here for an interactive map of showing the hydrant flushing schedule. Goshen Utilities will start the fall hydrant flushing program beginning Monday October 11th, 2021, through Friday October 15th, weather permitting. From Monday, October 10 through Friday October 14, the... more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: MAIN STREET

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Norfolk Southern will close the railroad crossing at Main Street, north of downtown, to make repairs on the tracks. The closure will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and will extend through Friday, Oct. 7. more

CITY OF GOSHEN TO HOST INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY EVENT

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Goshen and its surrounding region has rich history as land of the Potawatomi and Miami nations. To honor Indigenous Peoples Day, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission will provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to learn this history.  The CRC will host an Indigenous Peoples... more

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Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Today, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:30am

Community Relations Commission

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:00pm

Juneteenth

Join us! 

Join us from 12–4 p.m. June 19 at Shanklin Park. We are looking for folks to show off their art, business, food, and performing arts. To apply please use one of the links below.

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862 and made effective Jan 1, 1863 declared all slaves in rebel states free. Over the course of the Civil War enslavers fled, hoping to continue their lifestyle living on stolen labor in the then-remote state of Texas. The Confederate insurrection officially admitted defeat on April 9, 1865.

Despite enslaved people being proclaimed free and despite the confederate surrender, enslaved people were not automatically freed. Enslavers resisted accepting the freedom of enslaved people. Enslaved people were set free region by region as the US army enforced the end of slavery. Galveston was seen as the last slave-holding stronghold to be liberated on June 19, 1865.

Borrowing from religious celebrations, his date was celebrated and called Jubilee- a time of forgiving debt and releasing slaves. Since then it has become widely known as Juneteenth. It is a time to celebrate, but also recognize obstacles to justice that have yet to be torn down. Juneteenth has been a lightning rod for action. At times the action has been pooling money to buy land and build opportunity other times it has been paired with registering voters so that the African American voice is harder to ignore.

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate. It is a time to learn. It is a time to act.


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Interested in participating as a vendor? Click the corresponding link below to apply:

Artists and artisans

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Volunteers

Performers - email ajdelgadillo@goshencity.com