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NYS Parks on Long Island Celebrate Black History Month

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce Black History Month 2017 at your Long Island State Parks.

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The month long celebration highlights some of America’s notable African Americans and their accomplishments through art work and informative posters.

Photo by: Benjamin Stangland, via Free Images.

Long Island, NY - January 12, 2017 - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce Black History Month 2017 at your Long Island State Parks.

The month long celebration highlights some of America’s notable African Americans and their accomplishments through art work and informative posters. We invite you to visit us to learn more about these great Americans and their impact on American history and culture.

Displays will be set up for the month of February and admission is free. Please call the park directly to confirm hours.

Cultural Displays throughout the month of February are at these Long Island State Parks:

LI State Parks Regional Headquarters-Lobby Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
631-321-3510

Jones Beach State Park-Field 4-Central Mall Daily 8:30am-4:30pm
516-785-1600

Nissequogue River State Park-Administration Building Daily 8am-4pm
631-269-4927

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park-Visitor Center Sunday-Thursday 11am-4pm
516-922-8600

For more information please call the park directly or visit us at www.nysparks.com.