WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Halloween Parade And Pumpkin Flotilla: Join the Central Park Conservancy's annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Harlem Meer. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations and the signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! Visit centralparknyc.org/halloween for more information.
Fit Tours NYC: Central Park 5K Fun Run: Join in on this casual 5K run (9:30-/10-minute per mile pace) and go on a historical journey through many of Central Park's most iconic locations, including Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, the Imagine Circle (John Lennon's memorial in Strawberry Fields), the Great Lawn and others. More information at centralpark.com/events
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre: Hansel And Gretel's Halloween Adventure
Just in time for Halloween and appropriate for kids of all ages.
Location: The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th Street and West Drive in Central Park
When: Everyday but Monday. Please visit centralpark.com/events for costs, tickets and times:
NYRR — 5K Dash To The Finish Line:
Be a part of the world-famous TCS New York City Marathon excitement, run through the streets of Manhattan, and finish at the famed Marathon finish line in Central Park — without running 26.2 miles!
When: Oct. 31, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Visit centralpark.com/events for more information.
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, visit: www.centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answers and names of the people who are right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks. Congratulations to Ravi Rozdon, Henry Bottjer, Joe Ornstein, Bob Levy and Gregory Holman for answering the last question correctly.
Answer from two weeks ago:
West 75th Street Boat Landing: When the park was originally designed, the area now known as The Lake was set up to be flooded in the winter and used for ice skating. Boating in this area was an afterthought. Originally there were 12 passenger call boats that would stop at six different boat landings, so that passengers could get out and explore different areas of the park. The boat landing pictured is located near the Ladies Pavillon. All of the landings are being renovated and restored to their original beauty.