Harlem Meer Archives - Central Park

Creative Time in Central Park – Drifting in Daylight

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.


Halloween in Central Park

Halloween in New York's Central Park

Halloween in New York’s Central Park

Attention all urban ghouls and goblins – Halloween is fast approaching and there are a frightening array of fun events lined up this year in New York’s Central Park!    Each October, the Central Park Conservancy offers an array of free Halloween programming throughout the Park, which has included spider crafts, live bat programs, costume parades, pumpkin carving and cooking demonstrations, theatrical productions, spooktacular sports, scary storytelling and New York City’s largest pumpkin flotilla on the Harlem Meer. Read below for information on our 2012 schedule of Halloween programs. All programs are free and there is no advance registration.  All ages are welcome. Programs will happen weather permitting.
2012 Schedule of Halloween Programs

  • Bats at Belvedere
    Friday, October 26, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Belvedere Castle
    Step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their benefits, habitats and nocturnal strategies in this live animal encounter program with conservation biologist Rob Mies. Ages 4+.
  • Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail
    Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Dana Discovery Center
    Enjoy spooky storytelling, crafts with marshmallows, pumpkin-carving demonstrations and more. Walk alongside Frankenstein in the costume parade at 5:45 pm, and then watch New York City’s largest pumpkin flotilla drift by on the Meer at twilight. Please click the link to read more about how to participate in the sail, including pumpkin size and weight restrictions.

Floating Christmas Tree in Harlem Meer

Canoe the Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer

Play Hiawatha for a day on the Harlem Meer – enjoy a fun-filled day of canoeing and water safety, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow optional. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. Life jackets will be provided. First-come, first-served.  Ages 8 and up.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, August 1, 2010
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

Location – The Harlem Meer, outside of Lasker Pool (in Central Park), Manhattan


Event Organizer
Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number
(212) 628-2345