The Week in Central Park

| 21 Apr 2015 | 11:33

What’s Happening in Central Park

Lots of things are blooming in Central Park! Tweet us your best spring photos @CentralPark_NYC or post on

Free rollerskating and live DJ music with the Central Park Dance Skaters Association (CPDSA) is back! Free lessons available. Bring your own skates.On most Saturdays and Sundays at the Skate Circle from 2:45pm - 6:45pm.

Join the 2015 Parkinson’s Unity Walk on Saturday April 25th. Your support in this 1.4 mile walk will help to raise awareness and funds for research. Register/Donate at Follow event updates through #puw2015.

Birding Bob hosts birding walks each weekend where you can birdwatch and at the same time enjoy visiting many of Central Park’s most famous landmarks. Try one out on Saturday & Sunday mornings. More info and signup at

Coming Up This Week

5th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet SlamFriday 4/24 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

An afternoon of 154 Shakespearean Sonnets read aloud by 154 readers. Free event, held rain or shine.

Where: Naumburg Bandshell

Tree Identification Walk - presented by the Metropolitan Society of Natural HistoriansSunday 4/26 at 1:00pm

A guided walk through The Ramble identifying the vegetative and floral morphology of plants necessary for ID’ing the trees of Central Park. Free event.

Where: Meet by the Teddy Roosevelt statue in front of the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West) across from Central Park

CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Tennis Lessons in Central ParkFriday 5/1 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Senior citizens are invited to join this free fitness program taking place on Fridays between May 1st and June 19th.

Where: Tennis Courts on 93rd Street near West Drive

More details and additional events at

Where in Central Park?

Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, go to The answers and names of the people who guessed right will appear in next week’s paper and online.

Last week’s answer

Located on the East Side between 77th and 78th Streets just east of Cedar Hill, the Glade Arch was one of the first designed arches in Central Park. Congratulations to Marisa Lohse, Henry Bottjer, Robyn Roth-Moise and Gregory Holman for answering correctly!