African American Memorial Park
The important history of Haverstraw's African American community is now commemorated at the African American Memorial Park, located at 41 Clinton St. Haverstraw, NY 10927. The park features a kiosk with displays about local history and the African diaspora. The waterfront location creates a tranquil atmosphere and allows visitors to feel at peace with nature as they enjoy the garden and water fountain.
The inlay of bricks in the park are inscribed with the names of local families and Brickyard workers, recognizing their critical contributions to the building of Manhattan and the State of New York.
A display in a kiosk also highlights the birth of Haverstraw's African American churches, as well as the culture, music and arts that were born here.
HAAC has added a new area in the park!
The Harriet Tubman Journey to Freedom sculpture is touring the nation and depicts Harriet Tubman leading an enslaved young girl to freedom. The nine-foot-tall 2,400 pound bronze artwork by sculptor Wesley Wofford, will be on display in the park
4/20/2021 - 6/7/2021
Join us on
4/20/2021at 11:00 a.m.
as we welcome Harriet and escort her through the Village of Haverstraw to her temporary home in the African American Memorial park.