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
HAAC will host a program in honor of Harriet Tubman every weekend that the statue is in the park. Please see the schedule below.
Join us on
6/6/2021at 7:00 p.m.
for a Sunset Service and Gospel Celebration
in the park featuring recording artist
Lorraine Stancil and others.
The Harriet Tubman statue has been in the park for 6 weeks and this is our final event before she leaves on 6/7/2021 to go to Cape May, NJ, It has been an honor hosting and celebrating the many facets of her life with visitors from all over the U.S. .
We are looking forward to an exciting send off and hope to see you there.