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Anthony McGill performing with the New York Philharmonic in Central Park


5 Questions with Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic

Anthony McGill, a world-renowned classical musician, became the New York Philharmonic’s first African-American Principal player in 2014. He’s performed in Central Park multiple times as part of the Philharmonic’s outdoor concert series.

5 Questions with Journalist Anthony Mason


5 Questions with Journalist Anthony Mason

CBS This Morning co-host and Central Park regular Anthony Mason has been visiting the Park since before he could walk. Today he averages four miles a day, mostly spent meandering the hidden paths and trails.

Cal Jones at his desk with framed credentials on two walls


5 Questions with Cal Jones, Manhattan Borough Historian Emeritus

Celedonia (Cal) Jones, born and raised in central Harlem, talks about his childhood in NYC and how he became involved in telling Seneca Village’s many stories.

Portrait of Stefan Al


5 Questions with Stefan Al, Architect, Urban Designer, and Educator

A longtime tree enthusiast, Stefan Al, PhD, is a Dutch architect and urban designer, and currently a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University. With summer officially here, we spoke with Stefan about how Central Park’s biodiversity will keep us healthy this season.

Mary Wittenberg after finishing the NYC half with Road Runner colleagues


5 Questions with Mary Wittenberg, 10-Year Race Director of the TCS NYC Marathon

Mary Wittenberg, former President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Road Runners, shares her favorite running routes in the Park, NYC Marathon memories, and more.

Phil Rosenthal with his wife on a Central Park bench


5 Questions with Phil Rosenthal, TV Writer and Producer

Phil Rosenthal shares his fondest memories of the Park, his idea of a perfect picnic there, and what he’ll do when the coronavirus pandemic is all over.