A Midsummer Night In

A Midsummer's Night In

A Midsummer's Night In

Evening in the Garden, the signature summer benefit event of the Greensward Circle — a membership group of young professionals committed to securing the future of Central Park — was canceled due to the public health crisis. But you can bring the spirit of Evening in the Garden, along with the beauty of Central Park, into your own home by having a Midsummer Night In!
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Take a Virtual Walk Around Conservatory Garden

See how the Conservatory Garden has been transformed by the colors of summer with this virtual tour.
A socially-distanced parkgoer at Conservatory Garden

Enjoy a short guided tour through the Park’s only formal garden.

Conservatory Garden Center Fountain

Visitors delight in the creative and meticulous design of colorful blooms.

Celebrating Central Park

There have never been more reasons to appreciate Central Park. Let's celebrate the Park, the beauty it offers, and the operations staff that remains committed to caring for your 843-acre backyard.

Watch: Meet the Arborists of Central Park

Our tree experts have a deep understanding of the Park’s 18,000+ woody plants.

An Operations staff member wearing a face mask

The Operations team at work during the lockdown.

Imagine Mosaic Strawberry Fields

Every New Yorker has a unique relationship with the Park. Celebrate yours.

Digital Backgrounds

Dress up your next Zoom meeting, or add Central Park to your mobile or desktop background.

A Little Midsummer Night Music

Listen to the melodious sounds of our Evening house band, Sugartone Brass Band, and DJ SMA’s current playlist.

Sugartone Brass Band

DJ SMA

Cocktail, Anyone?

For the Home Mixologist

Enjoy a specialty cocktail from some of our beverage vendors.

Socarrat Paella Bar: Spanish Sangria Roja

(makes 1 pitcher)

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle 750ml Tempranillo Wine
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz sprite
  • 2 oz brandy
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped orange
  • Ice

Instructions:

Pour wine, orange juice, sprite, brandy and sugar into a large pitcher and stir until sugar has dissolved. Add ice. Garnish fruit on top and give a quick stir.


Tres Papalote Mezcal: Mezcal Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 oz Tres Papalote Mezcal
  • 1/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • Top with ginger beer
  • Lime wedge
  • Fresh mint sprig

Instructions:

Mix Tres Papalote Mezcal, lime juice, and ginger beer in a copper mug over ice. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint sprig.


Erv's on Beekman: Rockey Gimlet

Last year Erv's on Beekman supported the Central Park Conservancy with over 500 Queer Royales (our alcoholic cassis sorbet in sparkling wine) served at the Evening In The Garden fundraiser. Here is one of our favorite recipes you can make at home. It’s our version of the Gimlet - a drink concocted in the 1920s by the British that kept their sailors healthy. It features Brooklyn-made Rockey's Milk Punch, a natural liqueur, produced from a blend of green tea, black tea, pineapple, apple, and citrus and fresh lime.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces of Rockey's Milk Punch
  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • Bar spoon (teaspoon) of simple syrup (2:1 Demerara to water ratio)

Instructions:

Combine everything in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Serve in a coupe glass or on the rocks.


Coppersea Blackberry Springtown Mule

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Coppersea Springtown Whisky
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 5 fresh blackberries
  • Ginger beer, to the top
  • Garnish mint sprig

Instructions:

Add blackberries and lime juice together into a glass and muddle for about 8 seconds. Strain the juices into a copper mug filled with ice. Add 2oz of Coppersea Springtown Whisky and top it off with ginger beer to your preference.

Pure the Winery

Hello to a new category of wine, a blend of time-honored winemaking and modern thinking...the decade's most-promising wine innovation.

Have Some Delivered

To Eat, Perchance to Dream

Have a delicious meal via takeout or delivery from one of our Evening food vendors —and support a local NYC business!
A cast iron skilet, spices, and cleaver from Masalawala

The MasalaWala

Colorful, art-filled eatery serving classic Indian cuisine & South Asian street food with a twist.

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A few examples of paella from Socarrat

Socarrat

A longtime favorite with New Yorkers and visitors alike, Socarrat offers a variety of paellas, along with tapas, ham and cheese boards, and an extensive selection of cocktails and sangria.

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A view of the brick exterior of Dinosaur Barbecue

Dinoaur Bar-B-Que

Open for delivery and takeout at both their Harlem and Brooklyn locations, offering their full menu of smoked meats and their down-home sides, as well as an array of beer, wine and cocktails.

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The scen one evening at Angel in Harlem restaurant

Angel of Harlem

Angel of Harlem is located in the heart of Harlem's New Restaurant row. We opened our doors in July 2015 and serve Contemporary American cuisine with Latin & Caribbean flavors.

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A grid of cookie samples from Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies specializes in delivering warm cookies, brownies & ice cream. Whether you need cookies for a celebration, just a mid-day pick-me-up or to fulfill a late night craving, Insomnia Cookies has it covered.

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An assortment of dishes from Felice

Felice

Offers a rustic Tuscan cuisine, preparing Italian classics with the freshest produce available.

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A baked pasta dish from Sant Ambroeus

Sant Ambroeus

Sant Ambroeus uses only the highest quality ingredients in every product for their Italian cuisine. From biscotti to panini, and cornetti to tramezzini, each product is made from a carefully crafted recipe that has been nurtured by our mastri pasticceria for over three generations.

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The Park needs your help in this time of crisis. Donate here and help ensure that we can keep Central Park a sanctuary for all who visit.

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