central park

| 03 Mar 2015 | 10:59

What’s Happening in Central Park

Spring is just around the corner and the park will soon be showing the first signs of green life again! Send us your best ‘first signs of spring’ photos in the coming weeks and we’ll post our favorites here and onwww.facebook.com/centralpark.

The first King Penguin ever hatched in New York City is now able to be seen at the Central Park Zoo! After six months of being monitored behind the scenes, the chick has been moved to the Polar Circle exhibit. Visit the Zoo to see the baby penguin chick, Betty and Veronica the grizzly bears, the snow leopards and more. www.centralparkzoo.com.

Birding Bob hosts birding walks each weekend where you can birdwatch and at the same time enjoy visiting many of Central Park’s most famous landmarks. Check them out on Saturday & Sunday mornings. More info and signup at www.birdingbob.com.

coming up this week

Ice Skating at Wollman Rink (final days!)Mon/Tue: 10:00am-2:30pm

Wed/Thu: 10:00am-10:00pm

Fri/Sat: 10:00am-11:00pm

Sun: 10:00am-9:00pm


Photo Series: Breakfast With the BirdsSpend your morning photographing birds in the zoos tropic zone... before the zoo opens! Reservations and personal camera required.

Sunday 3/8 at 8:30am

Central Park Zoo


Hidden Secrets of Central ParkDaily guided walking and bike tours

Experience the lesser known and often missed parts of Central Park!


where in central park?

Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, go to 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 answerThe Obelisk, also known as Cleopatra’s Needle, is the oldest man-made construction in Central Park. Its shaft is 71 feet high and weighs about 200 tons! Congratulations to Henry Bottjer, Bill Ferrarini, Katherine Wessley, Marisa Lohse, Peter DeNicola, Robyn Roth-Moise, George Brady, Danny Sangil, Gregory Holman, Ravi Rozdon and Robyn Roth-Moise for answering correctly!