Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks' Ebony Society and Art & Antiquities for the opening reception for the exhibition Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks.

Many of New York City’s parks and monuments honor African Americans who have shaped the landscape of our culture. Monuments and green spaces of all sizes, from Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan to Hattie Carthan Community Garden in Brooklyn, pay tribute to the contributions and lives of notable African Americans from the 18th century to the 21st century. “Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks” is an exhibition of photographs that highlights a sampling of such namesakes throughout the city.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

The exhibition is on display in the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from January 16, 2020 through February 27, 2020. Please note that the Arsenal Gallery will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 and Monday, February 17, 2020.

Image: Children Playing Ping Pong, Marcus Garvey (formerly Mt. Morris) Park, April 26, 1943, NYC Parks Photo Archive


Arsenal in Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
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Third floor



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Art & Antiquities, NYC Parks Ebony Society,

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(212) 360-8114

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