Members’ Exclusive Virtual Tour: The Obelisk

January may bring harsh weather, but it gives us time to stay inside and do an in-depth examination of one of Central Park’s most popular, yet mysterious gems: The Obelisk!

The Obelisk (also known as Cleopatra's Needle) was installed in Central Park this week in 1881. Join us on a virtual stroll around this iconic 220-ton monolith landmark and discover how its transport to New York took over a year, and was a significant feat of logistics, diplomacy, and engineering.

Thank you to our members, whose enthusiasm for Central Park inspires us to create diverse and lively programs each month.