PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Meeting Street held a family event on Saturday that included a Juneteenth story time by the Rhode Island Black Storytellers, snacks, and giveaways.

The first 100 families that registered for the event received a free copy of the book, “Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth” by Alice Faye Duncan.

The playground was also open kids of all abilities to have fun and play.

In a statement, Meeting Street said “our goal is to create a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and embraces all individuals and cultures. By bringing together people from various backgrounds to our event, we aim to not only raise awareness about Juneteenth but also foster a sense of unity and togetherness among different groups.”

12 News is a proud sponsor of Meeting Street.