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Black History Month

Children participating in a race at a sports festival

This February, take some time to come out to Parks to learn about the trials and victories of black Americans.

Jackie Robinson Park

African–American Namesake Parks
Just as there are many influential African–Americans who have shaped the landscape of our culture, there are many Parks properties that have been named for a fraction of these important Americans.

Soul in Flight

Parks Sculptures: Honoring the African–American Experience
Take a look at these permanent sculptures, located throughout the city, which represent African–American persons and themes.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: The March
Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

African-American Experience Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery: The African American Experience
This progression of images depicts various activities in the city�s parks from play to work.

Black History Month Events

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the…

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