Coming up in Central Park

| 16 Nov 2015 | 02:36


The 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade The parade starts at 77th Street and Central Park West at 9 a.m. and proceeds down to Herald Square. Over 3.5 million people will line up along the route. The night before the parade, many will attend another Thanksgiving tradition: the blowing up of the giant balloons. That event is held adjacent to Central Park, and the balloons can be viewed from 77th to 81st Streets, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Viewing time is from 3-10 p.m. To read more about the parade and balloons, visit, and also share your photos with us.

Take A Walk On The Wild Side Catch the last of the season’s fall foliage. Now is a perfect time to capture that “golden” moment in the park on a walk, a bike ride or even a pedicab ride. You can also see the many restorations and renovations that took place throughout the year; from the restored Bow Bridge to some new boat landings around the Lake, as well as the return of “rustic benches.” For more information and photos, visit


Arts & Architecture Walking TourThe perfect way to burn off those Thanksgiving Day calories! Take a guided walk through the park and find out what makes Central Park so special and inspiring on this tour rich in history and unique information. Tours run daily. For more info visit

Public Art Fund: Alicja Kwade: Against The RunView the current exhibit at the entrance of Central Park on 60th Street and Fifth Avenue. Adapting a 19 century design that one might typically see in New York City, the artist has reversed the conventional mechanism. On display through February 14, 2015, at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza (Central Park, 60th Street and Fifth Avenue).

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Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, visit: The answers and names of the people who guess right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks. Congratulations to Bill Ferrarini and Gregory Holman for answering last week’s question correctly.

Answer from two weeks ago:

Glen Span Arch: The walk from the Harlem Meer to the pool was designed to be one of the great landscape sequences in Central Park. With the construction of Lasker swimming pool and skating rink, the flow was obstructed. If you start at the area known as the pool and walk east you will discover the beauty of numerous waterfalls, bridges and arches located along the route, including the Glen Span Arch, which was designed to act as a frame for the landscaped area. The pathway under the arch is a favorite route of bird watchers in the spring.