WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Wedding BellsSpring means birds, blossoms and wedding season in Central Park. White dresses and tuxes abound throughout the park. If you’re thinking about getting married in Central Park, check out our list of the top wedding spots and visit our site for help with planning: www.centralpark.com/guide/weddings
Playgrounds in Central ParkDid you know that the park is home to 21 playgrounds? All have undergone or will be undergoing a major renovation. Heckscher Playground is the park’s oldest playground and, at nearly three acres, the largest. After Memorial Day when the temperatures reach 80 degrees or higher, water features in all of the playgrounds can be turned on to the children’s delight. To read more about the playgrounds, visit www.centralpark.com.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Bagel BarkIf your dog loves Central Park as much as you do, you won’t want to miss monthly meet-ups for the park’s vibrant dog community.
Next meet-up: May 7, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Where: North Meadow, ballfield #12
More info at www.centralpark.com/events
Sunrise Yoga TourThere’s no better way to relieve the stress and stiffness of travel than with Fit Tours NYC Sunrise Yoga Walks. Combine brisk walking with restorative yoga practice in the most beautiful setting in all of NYC!
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 a.m., and Mondays and Fridays at 8 a.m.
More info at www.centralpark.com
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
Do you know where in Central Park the second photo in the picture carousel above was taken? To submit your answer, visit: centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answers and names of the people who identified the feature will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.
answer to the previous quiz:
The William Church Osborn Gates, sculpted by Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966), honor William Church Osborn (1861-1951), who was president of the Children’s Aid Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They were originally dedicated in 1953 at the entrance of the William Church Osborn Memorial Playground, which closed when the museum expanded (where the Temple of Dendur is now located). The two gates were in storage for 30 years but were refurbished and installed in 2009 at the Ancient Playground entrance.
Congratulations to Joe Ornstein, Marisa Lohse, Henry Bottjer, Candi George and Gregory Holman for answering the last quiz correctly.