The NYC Parks Renaming Project: Celebrating Black Leaders

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

This event repeats every weekday between 2/28/2022 and 3/11/2022.

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In celebration of Black History Month, "The NYC Parks Renaming Project: Celebrating Black Leaders" highlights some of the parks and park features that the agency has recently renamed to honor the Black experience in New York City.

In June 2020, the agency pledged to demonstrate how it stands in solidarity with the Black community in its fight to combat systemic racism. Since then, Parks has named 28 parks spaces to acknowledge the legacies of Black Americans, encourage discourse about their contributions, and work to make the park system more diverse and reflective of the people it serves. The exhibition includes historical and contemporary photographs accompanied by texts detailing the park histories and biographies of the honored individuals.

The Arsenal Gallery is located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue inside Central Park, Third Floor of the Arsenal Building. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4.) Admission is free. For further information please call (212) 360-8114.

Image: NYC Parks / Daniel Avila


The Arsenal in Central Park 
830 Fifth Avenue
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