WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Winter Fun at the Central Park Zoo: Winter is a perfect time to visit the zoo. The animals do not seem to mind the weather, maybe particularly so Betty and Veronica, the two grizzly bears who arrived a year ago. They do not hibernate, so can usually be spotted. Snow leopards can be found playing with one another, or otherwise resting on a heated rock during the colder months. The zoo also offers a 4D movie running throughout the day. For more details, check out centralpark.com/guide/central-park-zoo.
Sit Back, Relax and Take a Tour Through Central Park: If biking on your own is too strenuous, a pedicab tour with a Central Park expert is a great way to see the sights without doing a lot of work. Touring Central Park with a licensed guide is a great way to visit many well-known attractions and famous landmarks and learn about the history of the park. More information at centralpark.com/guide/tours
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Winter Jam 2016Presented by NYC Parks, Lake Placid, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, Winter Jam NYC is the ultimate snow day: a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Equipment provided at no cost, or bring your own snow sports gear and enjoy the terrain.
When: Saturday, Jan. 23
Where: Central Park Mall, mid-park at 72nd Street
For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
Fit Tours NYC5K Run For Fun: This 45-minute 5K run (3.47 miles, at a roughly 10-minute-per-mile pace) takes you on a historical journey through many of the park’s most iconic sights. The twice-weekly runs take place Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:15 a.m.
For more info visit: centralpark.com/guide/classes
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, visit: centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answers and names of the people who guess right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.
The answer to the previous quiz:
Cedar Hill. Located inside the park at the level of 79th Street off of Fifth Avenue the incline ends in a shallow green valley. It is a popular spot for picnicking, reading and sunbathing during the summer months. In the early morning it is a favorite of dogs and their owners. In winter, it is one of the park’s most popular sledding spot. While the hill is closed for the season, it re-opens when there are more than 6 inches of snow on the ground. The picture is from last year, after one of our many snow storms. The name comes from the red cedars on its crest, but several other varieties of evergreens dot the hill as well. Heavy use of this popular landscape took its toll. A 1994 restoration included new irrigation, repaired and improved drainage, and replanted grass. Congratulations to Henry Bottjer and Gregory Holman for identifying the spot.