Black History Month

Children participating in a race at a sports festival

Join us in celebrating Black History Month in the parks and at our virtual events! Learn about the Black experience in New York City and across our nation, and discover parks that honor the empowering life and legacy of Black history makers and culture shapers. 

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.

a woman in front of an American flag has tape labeled Justice on her mouth and she's holding up a broken heart sign that reads Black Lives Matter

Poe Park Visitor Center Black History Month Virtual Exhibition
Artists offer their interpretation of the Black experience through photography, paintings, and mixed media artworks. (Image: Justice by Gloria Zapata)

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

Power to the People: Protests and Demonstrations in Parks
This exhibition highlights a sampling of protests, marches, rallies, parades, and other demonstrations in our parks, most notably protests by the Black Lives Matter movement, nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

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