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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: The Rhythmic Art of Thread
This vibrant exhibit embraces the role that textile art has played in African American history for centuries. Talented artists tell stories that challenge and inspire us, through quilting, knitting, fabric collages, embroidery, and other fiber and thread arts.

Black History Month Events

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jan 28

Free Film Screening: The Birth of A Nation

at Lewis H Latimer House , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you are cordially invited to a free screening of the 2016 period drama "The Birth of A Nation".

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Feb 21

Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feb 22

Art Inspired By...An African Artist

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Art Inspired By series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

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