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NYC Parks

NYC Parks

NYC Parks is the steward of more than 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens  and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.

Current Exhibitions Supported by NYC Parks

A Deliberate Impression

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by Parsons School of Design and NYC Parks

A Deliberate Impression features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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A Place Where the Dream Lives

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by National Geographic

In a nation with a history of racist housing policies, this community became an enduring exception — and a point of pride.

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Alone Together (An exploration of companionship in solitude)

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by Photoville and NYC Parks

If we have ourselves as company, are we ever truly alone?

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Antique Pink

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by The Open Mind Foundation, Photoville and NYC Parks, with additional support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

Antique Pink is a tribute to LGBTQIA+ elderly. Thanks to the emancipation struggle of the generations before us, LGBTQIA+ people in the Netherlands are almost equal before the law. But that acquired freedom is fragile, and the progress made will not automatically endure.

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care:work

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by care:work and NYC Parks

Care:work is a clear-eyed look at the diversity of work — the dignity, strength, and challenges confronting caregivers in our families, institutions, and communities.

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Down By The Water

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by The Ravestijn Gallery, Photoville and NYC Parks, with additional support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

The longer I do not travel, the more I turn to the place where I live. I see how my environment takes care of me — how the baker and the greengrocer bring groceries to my doorstep every Saturday morning — how all kinds of people call this their town, their neighborhood, their home.

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For autistic youths entering adulthood, a new world of challenges awaits

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by National Geographic

Finding work, love, and independence can be especially difficult for those on the spectrum.

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Olmsted’s Enduring Gift

Litchfield Villa Lawn, Prospect Park
 on show

Presented by The New York Times

Additional Support by Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks

The man behind many of the nation’s beloved public spaces, Frederick Law Olmsted, was born 200 years ago. His creations are more essential to modern American life than ever.

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Reflections on Indigeneity in the Bronx

Van Cortland Park
 on show

Presented by The Bronx Women’s Photo Collective with Photoville and NYC Parks

The Bronx Women’s Photo Collective, a group of self-taught photographers, memorialize the story of their search for their Taíno roots through three original photography projects.

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The urgent need to protect the Serengeti’s intricate web of life

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by National Geographic

The vast and varied ecosystem of thousands of plant and animal species is a place of astonishing resilience — but it needs the support of Kenyans and Tanzanians to survive.

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