>Exhibition: Power to the People
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
This event repeats every weekday between 1/17/2019 and 2/28/2019.
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New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.
Artists included are Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Mira Gandy, Suprina, Burroughs Lamar, Myrna Marrero, Kirk Maynard, Marilyn Nance, Malcolm Pinckney, Victor Polanco, Mario Tavarez, and Steed Taylor, as well as historical images from the NYC Parks Photo Archive. Curated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on holidays.
Image: Image: April 22, 1970, First Earth Day, View of Crowds in Union Square Surrounding George Washington Monument, Courtesy of NYC Parks Photo Archive
Directions to Central Park
- STARK VIEW OF THE NATURAL WORLD ON DISPLAY IN MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT “NATURE IN BLACK AND WHITE”
- POWER OF PROTESTS IN NEW YORK CITY’S PARKS ON DISPLAY IN ARSENAL GALLERY’S ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT
- GETTIN’ “WREATHY” WITH IT! NYC PARKS’ ANNUAL WREATH INTERPRETATIONS EXHIBIT ON VIEW THROUGH THE NEW YEAR
- Central Park Celebrates Spring: Volunteer Drive
- Exhibition: Nature in Black and White
- Central Park Celebrates Spring
- Central Park Celebrates Spring: Birding Basics - The Ramble
- Central Park Celebrates Spring: Fishing at the Harlem Meer
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