Black History Month

Children participating in a race at a sports festival

This February, join us we reflect on the Black experience in New York City and celebrate the legacies of Black trailblazers. Check out our virtual and in-person exhibits and join us for Urban Park Ranger-led tours, concerts, and more in celebration of Black History Month!

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.

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 a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

a banner of the Pan African flag in colors red, black, and green with the words Juneteenth Grove near a walkway between trees

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The NYC Parks Renaming Project: Celebrating Black Leaders
weekdays through February 28, 2022
This exhibition highlights a selection of parks that have been recently renamed in honor of the Black experience, from Gil Scott-Heron Amphitheater in the Bronx to Sandy Grounds Woods on Staten Island.

painting of people holding signs that state Black Lives Matter

Poe Park Visitor Center Online Gallery: Black History Month Exhibition
virtual
Five artists reflect on the Black experience in this online exhibition curated by Poe Park Visitor Center, a community hub in the Bronx.

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