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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: Identity
Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, Identity features pieces by nine artists who use elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice to illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions of the African diaspora.

Black History Month Events

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Feb 1

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Feb 1

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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Friday, February 2, 2018

Feb 2

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Feb 3

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Feb 3

Black History Month: Bedford-Stuyvesant

at Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the history of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the prominent African-American community leaders that had a positive impact on the neighborhood.
Free!

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Feb 6

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Feb 7

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Feb 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band

at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band are one of Brooklyn's most electrifying and long-running musical ensembles.
Free!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Feb 8

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Feb 9

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Feb 10

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Feb 13

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Feb 13

Arts, Culture & Fun Celebrates Mardi Gras

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a taste of New Orleans with live jazz by Joey Morant and his band.
Free!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Feb 14

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Feb 15

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Feb 16

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Feb 17

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Feb 17

Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Black History Month, celebrate the renowned entertainer Josephine Baker, famous for her activism and for refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the U.S.
Free!

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Feb 17

Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile

at Daniel Carter Beard Mall , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.
Free!

Feb 17

Black History Month: Sandy Ground

at Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.
Free!

Feb 17

Black History Month History Month: Seneca Village

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800's and the community's place in pre-Central Park.
Free!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Feb 18

Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Black History Month, celebrate the renowned entertainer Josephine Baker, famous for her activism and for refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the U.S.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Feb 20

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Feb 20

Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb 21

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Feb 22

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Feb 23

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Feb 24

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.
Free!

Feb 24

Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip Hop

at Cedar Playground , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On August 11, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx. Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement.
Free!

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