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.

untitled by James Deliard

Poe Park Visitor Center Exhibition: Black History Month
Tuesdays - Saturdays through February 29, 2020
Four artists offer their interpretation of the black experience through their artistic work. (Image: Untitled by James Deliard)

kids play ping pong in Marcus Garvey Park as a crowd of other kids look on

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks
weekdays through February 27, 2020
This exhibition highlights a sampling of New York City parks and monuments that pay tribute to the contributions and lives of notable African Americans from the 18th century to the 21st century.

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