Delacorte Clock

Delacorte Clock\

On a brick archway between the Central Park Zoo and Tisch Children’s Zoo stands the whimsical George Delacorte Musical Clock. Each day between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, on the hour and half-hour, this band of animals comes to life to play a repertoire of children’s songs and seasonal tunes.

The Delacorte Musical Clock was dedicated in 1965 and named for its donor, George T. Delacorte. The philanthropist behind many of the Park’s children’s attractions, Delacorte was also a fan of the medieval mechanical clocks found in European squares.

The band’s repertoire stays fresh and seasonally appropriate year-round; from late March through early June, these include springtime melodies like April Showers and Younger Than Springtime. During the holidays, visitors may hear Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells among other festive tunes. Visit the NYC Park’s website for the full playlist.


East Side at 64th Street

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