WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK?
Smorgasburg is returning to Central Park! After a successful trial run last fall, the renowned Brooklyn food market is back for one summer night only. Choose from among offerings from 25 food vendors, grab a beer or sip from a glass of wine, and enjoy some outdoor tunes under the stars in the greatest park in the world. Smorgasburg has operated the food-and-beverage concession at SummerStage since 2010, where four food vendors set up for all 50+ shows every summer. Tickets are $10, which includes a $5 food voucher at the door. Friday, July 31 at SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This is a first-come, first-served event. More info at centralpark.com/events
Shakespeare Summer Slam: A group of professional independent theatre artists who bring the spontaneity and fun of Shakespeare’s plays to modern audiences. By using Elizabethan performance techniques, which involve limited to no rehearsal and the ability to instantly bring the Bard’s words to physical and entertaining heights, they give their audiences a historical taste of how Shakespeare’s plays would have originally been performed.
The shows at Summit Rock off 81st Street and Central Park West are free to the public. Scheduled performances are as follows:
Romeo & Juliet — 2 p.m. on Saturdays August 1 and 8
As You Like It — 2 p.m. Sundays August 2 and 9
Bring blankets and chairs for picnic-style seating; there are also benches.
More info at centralpark.com/events
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Bagel Barks at Cherry HillHosted by Central Park Paws, Bagel Barks, a free program of Central Park Conservancy, takes take place in dog-friendly areas all over the Park.
This one is on Saturday, August 1 from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Cherry Hill.
28th Annual York Central Park Triathlon:Come out and cheer on the participants as they swim, bike and run.
When: Sunday, August 2 from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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 guess right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.
Answer from two weeks ago:Belvedere Castle was once an open-air structure, with no doors or windows. This changed in 1919 when the United States Weather Bureau moved the Central Park Observatory to the castle. The Weather Bureau took over the operation in 1911, and moved it here eight years later, enclosing the castle and altering the turret’s shape to accommodate their scientific instruments. Congratulations to Anthony J. Yearwood, Peter Denicola, Randy Bishop, Michael Patrick, Jeanne Locker, Marisa Lohse, Gregory Holman, Sherrie Nagin and Bill Ferrarini for answering correctly