Central Park

| 19 Jan 2015 | 03:19

Central Park

What’s Happening in the Park

Grizzly Bears Have Moved to Central Park

Betty and Veronica are the two the newest additions to the Central Park Zoo. The 20-year-old grizzly bears live in the area that used to house Gus and Ida, the late polar bears. They came from the Bronx Zoo and weigh about 600 pounds each. Come and say hello on your next visit to Central Park!

Birding Walks

Take a walk with Birding Bob this weekend and enjoy visiting many of Central Park’s most famous landmarks while you search for different species. Hawks and ducks and even a woodpecker were spotted last weekend! More info at www.birdingbob.com.

Coming Up This Week

Winter Jam 2015

Winter Jam NYC is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding and more. Equipment provided at no cost.

Sat 1/24 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Naumburg Bandshell


Wildlife Photography Class at the Zoo

Experts from the field and resident Central Park Zoo photographer Judith Wolfe share tips and techniques for capturing the perfect shot. Personal camera required.

Sunday 1/25 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Little Hatchlings at the Zoo

Calling all babies from 12-23 months old: Explore the zoo and all of its wonders with your little one. We’ll sing songs, do an art activity, meet an animal visitor, and explore an animal exhibit in this program! Tickets required.

Sundays & Mondays 10 - 11 a.m.


Jack and the Beanstalk Marionette Theater

A fresh retelling of the classic English Fairtytale takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk. Reservations required.

Tues - Fri: 10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Wed: 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Sat-Sun: 1 p.m.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater


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Where in Central Park?

Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, go to www.centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answers and names of the people who guessed right will appear in next week’s paper and online.

Last week’s answer

Richard Morris Hunt was one of the city’s most prominent architects whose work included the famous columned facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art just a few blocks North of the memorial. Congratulations to Gregory Holman and Robyn Roth-Moise for answering correctly!