What’s Happening in Central Park

| 08 Aug 2016 | 06:51

Central Park


The Conservatory GardensHave you noticed the lily pond that is now in full bloom in the “Secret Garden” pool? The water lilies in the pond bloom from June to October. The pool is dedicated to the memory of Frances Hodgson Burnett and contains a sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh. It is located in the Conservatory Garden, off Fifth Avenue at 105th street and is open daily from 8 a.m. until dusk. The Conservatory Garden is the only formal garden found in Central Park. For more information on Central Park and tours of this area, visit www.centralpark.com

A Favorite for Kids of all AgesThe Delacorte Music Clock, located near the Children’s Zoo and Wildlife Center, is a great attraction for kids. Each day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., the clock — now digitally programmed — plays one of 32 nursery rhyme tunes on the hour. On the half-hour, the mechanical performance is a bit shorter. The animals rotate on a track around the clock and each also turns on an axis. More information is at www.centralpark.com


Gay History Walking TourGarner a fresh and unexpected appreciation of world-famous park statuary and landmarks once you hear the little-known stories that reveal their historic significance to the gay and lesbian community.

When: Saturdays in August

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Tour meets at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue, in front of the statue of Samuel Morse.

More info visit is at www.centralpark.com

New York Lawn Bowling Club: Open HouseNon-members are welcome to visit the green to receive free lessons and demonstrations of lawn bowling. Wear footwear with flat soles. No appointment necessary. This is a great way to learn the sport from experienced players, coaches and champions.

When: Mondays in August

Time: 5 -7 p.m.

Location: Just northwest of Sheep Meadow

For more information visit www.centralpark.com/events


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

Last week’s answer:The Point is a peninsula in the area known as the Ramble that juts out into the Lake. The Point offers visitors a beautiful view of Bethesda Terrace directly ahead, and Bow Bridge to the west. It is a favorite spot for photographers and bird watchers alike. The area has undergone a number of restorations during the last 30 years. These have included rebuilding the shoreline from beneath and replanting an array of shrubs and trees. The easiest access to the Point is via a path behind and west of the Boathouse. Congratulations to Henry Bottjer, Ravi Rozdon, Joe Ornstein, Catarina Novelli Pigatto and Gregory Holman for their correct answer.