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Long Island State Parks Celebrate Black History Month

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The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that the Long Island State Park Region will be hosting two interactive programs as well as cultural displays in celebration ...

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Long Island State Parks are celebrating Black History Month through interactive programs.

Photo by: Uganda Cultural Art Network, via Facebook.

Babylon, NY - January 22, 2016 - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that the Long Island State Park Region will be hosting two interactive programs as well as cultural displays in celebration of Black History Month.

February 7 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Uganda Cultural Art Network presents an African cultural experience through interactive storytelling, music and dance.
Jones Beach State Park at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, 516-780-3295

February 28 - 1:00pm-2:00pm
“Journey Into Africa” Experience traditional rhythms, songs, instruments and dances of African life during a performance by the Okra Dance Company.
Nissequogue River State Park at the Administration Building, 631-269-4927

Cultural Displays throughout the month of February 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 Historic State Park-Visitor Center, Sunday-Thursday 11am-4pm - 516-922-8600

These programs are free. Space is limited so please arrive early to ensure your entry into the program. For more information please call 631-321-3510 or visit us at www.nysparks.com.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 62 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit online, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.