Central Park

| 05 Feb 2015 | 11:53

What’s Happening in the Park

Fourth Annual Ice Festival

On Valentine’s Day, come and watch artists from Okamoto Studio carve more than 3,000 pounds of ice into glistening sculptures. Experience a 1980s-themed silent disco with live DJs and colorful lights at nightfall.

Sat 2/14: 3 - 7 p.m.

Naumburg Bandshell area.


Grab your sleds and head to the slopes of Central Park for some winter fun in the recent snow! Pilgrim Hill has the steepest slopes and is the best place to ride in Manhattan. Get there by entering the park at 72nd St and Fifth Ave. Cedar Hill is a less-crowded alternative and your second-best choice. Great for kids and beginners sledders. Enter the park between 76th and 79th St. at Fifth Ave.

Walking Tours

Take a birding walk with Birding Bob and enjoy visiting many of Central Park’s most famous landmarks while you search for different species of birds. Weekends at 9 a.m. More info at www.birdingbob.com.

Go on a Hidden Secrets walking tour with a licensed tour guide and experience the lesser known and often missed parts of Central Park Daily at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Contact tours@centralpark.com for reservations or visit www.centralpark.com/guide/tours.

Coming Up This Week

Ice Skating at Wollman Rink

Mon/Tue: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wed/Thu: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Fri/Sat: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sun: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Toddler Time at the Zoo (2-3 year olds)

Meet a variety of furry, scaly and feathery zoo animals in these interactive classes for toddlers and their caregivers. Live animals, movement and musical activities and a craft. Tickets required.

Saturdays & Tuesdays 10 - 11 a.m.

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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


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

Located east of the Pond on what used to be swampland, is Inscope Arch. This twelve foot, pink and gray granite arch was designed by Calvert Vaux. It has a railing of 100 feet and a passageway that is 34 feet in length. Congratulations to Gregory Holman and Robyn Roth-Moise for (again) answering correctly!

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