Celebrate Black History Month: African-American Monuments in New York City’s Parks
Thursday, February 21, 2013
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
This event repeats every weekday between 2/1/2013 and 2/27/2013.
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The monuments in our parks honor the heights of human achievement and the depths of human sacrifice. They are intended in permanent form to commemorate persons, events and values of lasting consequence to the evolution of our city, nation and the world, and to our advancement as a people.
In honor of Black History Month, this exhibition examines those monuments in the Parks collection that honor key African-American figures in the arts, sport, the military, science, and the abolition movement and who are preserved in our collective memory. Also remembered are the many thousands of anonymous people who, until emancipation, did not have the rights of citizenship and were enslaved.
NRQ to 5th Ave/59th Street Stop
Art & Antiquities
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- Pope Francis Visits Central Park
- Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike
- Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park
- Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park
- Discovery Walk for Families
- Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
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