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New York State 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 2023 at your Long Island State Parks.

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

Displays throughout the month of February are at these Long Island State Park locations:

Hempstead Lake State Park Environmental Education and Resiliency Center, West Hempstead Open daily 9am – 4pm, for information call 516-766-1029 or email

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center-West End 2, Wantagh Open daily 9am – 4:30pm, for information call 516-809-8222

Jones Beach State Park, Administration Building, Wantagh Open daily 8am – 4pm, for information call 516-785-1600

LI State Parks Regional Headquarters Lobby, West Babylon Open Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm, for information call 631-321-3510

Planting Fields Arboretum Hay Barn Visitor Center, Oyster Bay Open daily 10am – 4pm, for information call 516-922-8600

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 78 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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