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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.

Ife Felix, After the Rain, 2013, quilting, courtesy of Harlem Needle Arts

Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: The Rhythmic Art of Thread
This vibrant exhibit embraces the role that textile art has played in African American history for centuries. Talented artists tell stories that challenge and inspire us, through quilting, knitting, fabric collages, embroidery, and other fiber and thread arts.

Color of Comics Exhibition at Poe Park

Color of Comics Exhibition at Poe Park
The Color of Comics exhibition at Poe Park Visitor Center showcases the private art collections from Ray Felix and Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry.

Black History Month Events

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 9

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

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