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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.

embroidery of The Reminders

Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Identity
through February 23, 2018
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.

image of the artist and artwork

Poe Park Visitor Center Exhibit: A Celebration of the Blues
through February 24, 2018
Artist Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues.

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