Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks
Louis Armstrong Recreation Center/ELMCOR is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

1. Louis Armstrong Recreation Center/ELMCOR

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39-16 108th St (Northern Blvd.), Corona, NY
Gym / Fitness Center · North Corona · 2 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: Check out the "Little Dances" sculpture by Howard McCalebb.This abstract sculpture honors jazz legend Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, who lived nearby in a modest home from 1943 until his death in 1971.

Riverside Park is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

2. Riverside Park

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Riverside Dr. (btwn W 59th St. & St. Clair Pl.), New York, NY
Park · Morningside Heights · 104 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: Check out "Invisible Man: a Memorial to Ralph Ellison." This sculpture honors author Ralph Ellison, who lived opposite this park.

Lowry Triangle is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

3. Lowry Triangle

btw Washington Ave. & Underhill Ave. (at Pacific St.), Brooklyn, NY
Other Great Outdoors · Prospect Heights · 4 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the sculpture of Reverend Benjamin Lowry, the long-time pastor of Zion Baptist Church.

Dr. Ronald McNair Park is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

4. Dr. Ronald McNair Park

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202 Eastern Parkway (Washington Ave and Classon Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Crown Heights · 7 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: Come see the sculpture honoring the physicist and austronaut Dr. Ronald McNair, who died in the aboard the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded in 1986.

Jackie Robinson Park is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

5. Jackie Robinson Park

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W 150th St & Bradhurst Ave (at 145th Street), New York, NY
Park · Central Harlem · 18 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the sculpture of Jackie Robinson by Inge Hardison. This sculptural bust honors the athlete who in 1947 broke the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball, when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

6. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

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Great Lakes Ct (Dwight Eisenhower Promenade), New York, NY
Park · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 71 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the sculpture "Soul in Flight" by Eric Fishl. This sculpture on the grounds of the United States Tennis Center commemorates tennis star and humanitarian Arthur Ashe.

Duke Ellington Circle is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

7. Duke Ellington Circle

1295 5th Ave (110th St.), New York, NY
Plaza · East Harlem · 2 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the sculpture that commemorates Duke Ellington. This monumental piece depicts the composer, pianist and bandleader standing beside a concert grand, supported by nine latter-day caryatid figures.

Foley Square is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

8. Foley Square

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148-152 Worth St (at Centre St), New York, NY
Park · Downtown Manhattan · 13 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See one of the Foley Square Historical Medallions, "Negro Burial Ground." This bronze medallion is one of five that commemorate various epochs in the life of Foley Square and its environs.

Prospect Park is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

9. Prospect Park

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Park · Prospect Park · 260 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the sculpture "Peter and Willie" by Otto Neals. This playful piece features the bronze figures of a boy reading a book with his dog on a contoured basalt boulder.

Foley Square is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

10. Foley Square

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148-152 Worth St (at Centre St), New York, NY
Park · Downtown Manhattan · 13 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: Check out the "Triumph of the Human Spirit" sculpture. Set at the center of a fountain, and rising nearly 50 feet, this black granite abstract monument is derived from antelope forms of Bambaran art.

Roosevelt Triangle is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

11. Roosevelt Triangle

W 125th St (Morningside Ave), New York, NY
Park · Morningside Heights · 3 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the "Harlem Hybrid" sculpted by Richard Howe Hunt. This 5,500-pound abstract piece is an assemblage of bronze sections of irregular shapes in a montage that suggests a natural outcropping

Thomas Jefferson Park is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

12. Thomas Jefferson Park

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2180 1st Ave (btwn 111th St. & 114th St.), New York, NY
Park · East Harlem · 26 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the sculpture "Tomorrow's Wind" by Melvin Edwards. The abstract welded steel piece featuring a polished disc and crescent-like shape are indicative of the sculptor's large-scale public art pieces.

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

13. Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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Surf Ave (Stillwell Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Beach · Coney Island · 319 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: See the "Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese" sculpture, inspired by the friendship of two Brooklyn Dodger baseball players who helped advance integration in the Major Leagues.

Frederick Douglass Circle is one of Honoring African-Americans in NYC Parks.

14. Frederick Douglass Circle

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Frederick Douglass Circle (W 110th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd.), New York, NY
Plaza · Central Park · 12 tips and reviews

NYC ParksNYC Parks: Check out the sculpture of Frederick Douglass, honoring the the abolitionist, writer, orator, and publisher.