On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time will unveil Drifting in Daylight, a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park.
Drifting in Daylight includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo.
This free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.
While Central Park offers a tranquil respite all year round from the surrounding cacophony of urban life, it is during the springtime that the park really sparkles. Starting at the middle of March, sometimes before the snows of winter have even completely disappeared, you can find snowdrops and crocuses poking up between the leaves and tree roots. These are soon followed by daffodils and tulips as the entire park erupts in a fragrant display of early flowering pastels. By mid April the Central Park landscape is awash in cherry blossoms and magnolia flowers that signal the completed transformation from dreary winter to spring celebration. Here is a countdown of my picks for the ten very best places in the park to view this amazing floral display.
10. Lilac Walk
One of the lesser known delights of Central Park is a pathway that runs along the north side of the Sheep Meadow to the Mineral Springs refreshment stand. It is the called the Lilac Walk and it is home to more than twenty varieties of purple, pink and white lilac blossoms from around the world. The selections includes the Dutch Syringa vulgaris as well as the Southeast European and American varieties. Hybrids from the United States and France have also been planted and all are skillfully and creatively presented by skilled gardeners to the delight of all who walk along this path. There are even varieties from Canada and China. When these lilacs blossom, their intense fragrance is quite demanding . . . → Read More: Hidden Gardens – The Top Ten Spring Flower Spots in Central Park
Central Park’s SummerStage Festival is all set to kick off again this year with the Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Spirit Family Reunion May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm SummerStage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield, New York, NY United States
Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece tour-de-force, has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music….
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Great shot of the #sunset over #Manhattan seen from #Harlem and the north end of #CentralPark pic.twitter.com/16iWFERTOD
— John Moore – CP Blog (@CentralParkBlog) May 7, 2015
Councilman Mark Levine is ready to tackle the shadows that will be cast on Central Park by the city’s new “super towers”. Levine, who also chairs the parks committee, will introduce legislation that would create a task force charged with looking into the looming threat of the shadows, Capital New York reports. The task force will include the parks commissioner, and commissioners from city planning, department of buildings, environmental protection, and housing preservation and development. Their primary objective will be to research how much of a menace the shadows will really be, recommend ways to mitigate them, and catalogue new developments that may contribute to a too-shady Central Park. · Council to take up park shadows [Capital NY] · Hundreds Fret About Supercrapers’ Shadows as Extell Rebuts [Curbed]