October 2010 - Central Park

Halloween in Central Park. Boo.

Enjoy crafts, a pumpkin carving demonstration, a costume parade and more! Bring a carved jack-o’-lantern and let it set sail in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla at sunset. . . . → Read More: Halloween in Central Park. Boo.

My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair

It will be a dog day in Central Park this Saturday, October 16th, as the 8th annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair returns from 11 am to 4 pm. Hosted by Central Park PAWS, a program of the Central Park Conservancy, the Fair celebrates the Park’s vibrant dog community and promotes good stewardship of New York City’s great green space.

The free event will be held at the Naumburg Bandshell (mid-Park at 72nd Street), and features a host of activities for dog owners and their four-legged friends. Highlights includes the popular Best in Park Dog competition, an agility ring, microchipping, pet tricks casting from The Late Show with David Letterman and a chance to record your Central Park dog story at the Dog Tales booth.

A representative group of dog owners who use Central Park, PAWS was formed more than 10 years ago to foster a dialogue between the dog community and the Central Park Conservancy.

Since then, PAWS has spearheaded the installation of dog water fountains in the Park, created an access guide for dog owners who use the Park, worked to legalize off-leash privileges and hosted many events to give dog owners the opportunity to support the Conservancy’s mission to restore and maintain Central Park. Today, PAWS has grown to become an official program of the Conservancy.

John Lennon Tribute Film “LENNONNYC” at SummerStage

Today, October 9th, marks what would have been the 70th birthday of John Lennon. Tonight at 7:00 pm there is a free screening of American Masters:LENNONYC. . . . → Read More: John Lennon Tribute Film “LENNONNYC” at SummerStage

Central Park Ramble Tour

This Sunday enjoy a tour of one of the few spots in the city where visitors can get happily lost, the Ramble, at thirty-six acres, offers a variety of intimate scenic enclaves that include the Gill, a tiny stream the wanders through the area, and the Ramble Arch. . . . → Read More: Central Park Ramble Tour

Central Park Escape

Central Park’s 843 acres represent 6% of the total surface of the island. It features a variety of terrains and vistas, ranging from the beautifully sculptured balustrades of Bethesda Terrace to the woodsy solitude of the Ramble. It offers each New Yorker, however much jaundiced and jaded, escape from the clamorous confines of the urban environment and insight into ourselves, not to mention the glimpse of the occasional raccoon. Central Park allows us to breath, to stretch, to discover possibilities and see around corners and into the great curved horizon that is so often hidden. And sometimes it just lets us off the leash. . . . → Read More: Central Park Escape

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