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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 triumphs of the black experience in the United States.

Statue of Frederick Douglass

Black History in NYC Parks
Learn about parks, sculptures, and other green spaces in New York City that highlight and honor the black experience in the United States.

Norma Mae Carmichael, Hellfighters

Arsenal Gallery Exhibit - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. The exhibit is on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, through February 26, 2016.

Black History Month Events

Friday, February 12, 2016

Feb 12

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Feb 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Black Panthers

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Brittany Williams, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and former Black Panthers.
Free!

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Event

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feb 15

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb 16

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 16

Lunchtime Lecture - Black Gotham: The Otherside of Wall Street

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join artist Kamau Ware for a lunchtime lecture on the history behind his forthcoming graphic novel The Other Side of Wall Street.
Free!

Feb 16

Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Celebrate Black History Month—George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

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Kids
Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feb 19

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Feb 19

Film Screening: Ghosts of Amistad, In the Footsteps of the Rebels

at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Black Box Theatre , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us as we explore the Amistad slave ship rebellion 177 years later with a screening of the documentary Ghosts of Amistad.
Free!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Feb 22

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Feb 23

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Feb 24

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Feb 25

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Feb 26

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Free!

Feb 26

McDonald's Faces of Black History

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Journey with McDonald's Gospel Fest singers through a musical timeline. Trace the development of African-American musical styles and learn about the prominent artistic expressions.
Free!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

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