The City of Cortland Common Council unanimously approved special and related permits for three upcoming events this summer.
The first event to receive the green light was the annual St. Anthony’s Festival at 50 Pomeroy St. The festival will be held June 10-11, going from 4-10 p.m. on June 10 and 12:30-6 p.m. on June 11.
Details on this year’s St. Anthony’s Festival can be viewed by clicking here.
The second event approved was the annual Juneteenth celebration, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 17 at Courthouse Park. In 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, making Juneteenth an official holiday in the country.
“The event is good for the entire community, as it acknowledges the importance of honoring the freedom of the last enslaved people in Texas, which is three years after the Emancipation Proclamation,” said Lorraine Lopez-Janove, chief diversity officer at SUNY Cortland.
Due to the event still being in the planning stages, additional details for this year’s Juneteenth celebration remains to be seen.
The third and final event approved was the annual Cortland LGBTQ Center’s Cortland Pride Community Festival at Courthouse Park. The festival, which celebrates the LGBTIQA+ community as a whole, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 15.
Due to the event still being in the planning stages, further details for this year’s Cortland LGBTQ Center’s Cortland Pride Community Festival has yet to be determined.