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Category: Things to See and Do


Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

By Hannah Burke|29 August 2019
It’s nearing the end of summer, and you know what that means — it’s back–to&... Read more  


Stories from Central Park

By Marissa Castrigno|04 July 2019
At any moment during the day, there are thousands of people in Central Park — on its lawns, at... Read more  


A Place to Reflect: Honoring Veterans in Central Park

By Marissa Castrigno|16 May 2019
Central Park is an escape from the bustling city — and a place to rest, relax, and, sometimes,... Read more  


New Yorkers Celebrate Spring in Central Park

By Marissa Castrigno|22 March 2019
A full day of free special events and programs unfolded across Central Park on March 20 to celebrate... Read more  


How to Spend Spring in Central Park

By Marissa Castrigno|20 March 2019
A new season has arrived, and our staff has prepared for months to make Central Park a welcoming spr... Read more  


The Beginner’s Guide to Photography in Central Park

By Hannah Mrakovčić|21 February 2019
Central Park is one of the most Instagrammed landmarks in the world — and millions of visitors... Read more  


From the Mailbag: Visiting Central Park in the Winter

By Jessica Sain-Baird|03 January 2019
This time of year — with temperatures dropping and snow frequently in the forecast — we ... Read more  


Discovering Paul Manship in Central Park

By Marie Warsh|01 November 2018
Welcoming visitors to the Tisch Children’s Zoo is the Lehman Gates, a fanciful entrance that f... Read more  


The Ramble: ‘A Sense of Mystery’ Across 36 Acres

By Marie Warsh|18 October 2018
At the very center of Manhattan Island, near the middle of Central Park, is a place with almost no s... Read more  


The Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|06 September 2018
Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Many ... Read more  


From the Mailbag: Bridges, Arches, and Fall Foliage

By Jessica Sain-Baird|16 August 2018
Have questions about Central Park? On occasion, we gather curious inquiries from Park lovers on our ... Read more  


What’s Blooming This Summer in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|26 July 2018
Between the cheerful flowers of spring and the vibrant foliage of fall, a variety of plants bloom du... Read more  


The History of Central Park’s North End

By Jessica Sain-Baird|21 June 2018
Before it became Central Park, the Park’s north end served an important role in the early hist... Read more  


10 Ways to Be Active This Summer in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|07 June 2018
With the warm weather, lush green lawns, and bustling atmosphere of summer — not to mention th... Read more  


8 Secrets of Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|24 May 2018
Central Park can surprise even lifelong New Yorkers with secluded spots and enthralling secrets. Nex... Read more  


Where to Find Spring Blooms in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|19 April 2018
Each spring, Central Park’s flowers bring bursts of color to New York City. Looking for some o... Read more  


Secrets of Shakespeare Garden

By Jessica Sain-Baird|05 April 2018
Tucked away on the west side of Central Park between 79th and 80th Streets is Shakespeare Garden. Na... Read more  


Tips from Central Park’s Volunteers

By Jessica Sain-Baird|22 March 2018
Our green-shirted volunteers are everywhere in Central Park: gardening, greeting visitors on foot an... Read more  


10 Date Ideas in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|08 February 2018
Central Park has always been home to romance — did you know a popular path for couples named L... Read more  


20 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|21 December 2017
Don’t let the cold keep you from Central Park this winter! With fun, year-round destinations l... Read more  


The Children’s District: Then and Now

By Jessica Sain-Baird|17 November 2017
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s an idyllic time to visit Central Park with friends a... Read more  


The Runner’s Guide to Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|02 November 2017
Central Park is a runner’s paradise. In celebration of this month’s TCS New York City Ma... Read more  


Where to Find Fall Foliage in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|19 October 2017
Each fall, many of Central Park’s roughly 18,000 trees transform into golden shades of yellow,... Read more  


From Bow Bridge to the Mall: Central Park in the Movies

By Jessica Sain-Baird|03 August 2017
With so many iconic and beautiful settings, Central Park serves as one of the most-filmed locations ... Read more  


Happy 164th Birthday Central Park: Reflecting on Years of Memories

By Jessica Sain-Baird|20 July 2017
On July 21, 1853, the New York State Legislature enacted a law that set aside more than 750 acres of... Read more  


Discover the Perfect Central Park Playground for Your Family

By Jessica Sain-Baird|06 July 2017
With 21 playgrounds that are unique in design and character, Central Park offers play options for ch... Read more  


The Angel atop Bethesda Fountain

By Institute for Urban Parks|03 March 2016
She’s so famous, that, to many, she’s know solely as “the Angel,” which is c... Read more