Central Park

| 29 Feb 2016 | 11:32


Under a Blanket of Snow: There is nothing prettier than seeing Central Park under a blanket of snow in winter. While spring may be less than a month away, Central Park has seen its share of early spring snow storms. Did you know that weather data for Central Park goes as far back as 1869, one of the longest continuous sets of weather data in the country.

Exploring the North Woods: Central Park, when created, was divided into two sections: the more formal and pastoral southern end, and the more rustic northern end. In the North Woods, you will find cascades of waterfalls, rustic log bridges and chipmunks. You will also find the oldest structure in Central Park, the Blockhouse, which was built in 1814 to defend the area. To learn more, visit centralpark.com/guide/tours.


Guided Bird Walks with Birding BobHave you ever wondered about all the birds that call Central Park home? Robert DeCandido, better known around Central Park as “Birding Bob,” has been leading guided walks in the park for over 20 years.

When: Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30

Location: Meet at The Loeb Boathouse, located along the East Drive and 75th Street in Central Park.

Cost: $10

More info is at centralpark.com/events

PUBLIC ART FUND: ISA GENZKEN’S TWO ORCHIDSPublic Art Fund brings acclaimed artist Isa Genzken’s “Two Orchids” to New York City. The two “flowers” will rise 34 and 28 feet and appear delicate and willowy, despite their stainless steel construction.

When: Two On view March 1 – August 21, 2016

Where: Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park located at the corner of 60th Street and 5th Avenue.

For more info, go to centralpark.com/events


Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, visit www.centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answer and names of the people who answer correctly will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.

answer to the previous quiz:

The Falconer was designed by a British sculptor and falconer, George Blackall Simonds. It was installed in 1875, and overlooks Olmsted & Vaux Way, along the Terrace Drive. The statue once again celebrates the passion that New Yorkers have for rare birds of prey, including peregrine falcons and red-tailed hawks, which populate the park today, just as they did in 1875. Congratulations to Henry Bottjer, Joe Ornstein, Marisa Lohse, Allie Tabak, Candi George, Gregory Holman, John Jeannopoulos and Ginger Holton for answering correctly.