Holiday Events Archives - Central Park

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah: Manhattan

See the lighting of one of the world’s largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.  The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Location

Grand Army Plaza
Fifth Avenue between West 58th and West 59th Streets
Manhattan

Directions to this location

Cost

Free

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

582b71aaaa6eeCelebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginative and fun way to experience the holiday season.

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Every weekday between 12/7/2016 and 1/5/2017 .

This event is free and open to the public.

Location

Arsenal in Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan

Directions to this location
Location Details:
Third floor gallery

Cost

Free

Event Organizer

Art & Antiquities

Contact Number

(212) 360-8114

Contact Email

artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure

hansel-webSafely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Show is recommended for children ages 3–9.

Performances take place Tuesday through Friday at 10:30AM and 12:00PM, Wednesdays at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, and 2:30PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM

$7 – $10

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Special Halloween Day schedule with shows at 11AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, and 4PM.

Details

Venue
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
New York, NY 10023 United States
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July 4th Weekend in Central Park!

Lots to do this holiday weekend in Central Park!

Freedom Party® NYC 13 Year Anniversary

July 2 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Freedom Party® NYC 

The Freedom Party® is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Village Voice’s esteemed “Best Dance Party 2015,” Papermag‘s highlycoveted award for “Best Party (People’s Choice)” and runner up in URB Mag’s “Best Party” (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a place for people from all walks of life to dance and be free. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution, with monthly events in both Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well. Playing a tight mix of danceable, soulful hits across all genres of music from the 60s through today, Freedom continues to fill its dance floor each week with fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true NYC party experience.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Connie Reagan Blake, Len Cabral, Laura Simms, and Lisa Marie Nedergaard will lead a special Independence Day Celebration and share Appalachian, Caribbean, and Danish stories with accompaniment from cellist Lynn Andersen.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sunday, July 3, 2016

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Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Central Park Players

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
This year’s Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 4, 2016

Exhibition – SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 2016 summer season with an exhibition of contemporary photography that highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.
Category: Art
Free!

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!


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