Coming up in Central Park

| 21 Dec 2015 | 10:37


Delight in WinterCentral Park is a wonderful place to explore year around. In winter, bare trees open up vistas and views and it is common to see the hawks that call Central Park home. Fewer crowds mean better opportunities for getting that perfect photograph. And we still offer tours to get you out and moving around, whether you want to take a walk, a bike ride, or even travel around the park via horse and carriage or pedicab. Check out for info.

Ice Skating and Ice HockeyDid you know that there are two ice skating rinks in Central Park? Most people know about Wollman Rink, located mid-park on the southern end. But there is also Lasker Rink (which functions as a swimming pool in the summer), located in the northern end of Central Park. Both rinks offer open times for ice skating, as well as ice hockey. You can book a private or group lesson or even a birthday party. Times vary for open skates each day and skate rentals are available. For hours of operation and pricing, visit


Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre: The 3 Bears Holiday BashLooking for something to do with the kids? The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry.

Through Dec. 30 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre located on the West Side of Central Park at 79th Street. Visit for more information.

Public Art Fund: Alicja Kwade: Against The RunView the current exhibit at the entrance of Central Park on 60th Street & Fifth Avenue. Adapting a 19th century design that one might typically see in New York City, the artist has reversed the conventional mechanism.

Through Feb. 14 at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza (Central Park, 60th Street and Fifth Avenue). Visit for more information.

WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?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.

Last Week’s AnswerDedicated in 1894, this bronze and granite monument stands on the park perimeter at 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue, in honor of Dr. James Marion Sims (1813–1883). He was a surgeon regarded as the father of modern gynecology. He also founded the Woman’s Hospital, the nation’s first such hospital, at 83 Madison Ave. (1855). The statue was originally dedicated in Bryant Park and was brought to its present site, across from the Academy of Medicine, of which Dr. Sims was a memberk, in 1934. Congratulations to Gregory Holman, Bill Ferrarini, Candi George, Joe Ornstein, Henry Bottjer and Marisa Lohse for their correct answer.