Take a Virtual Tour of the Shakespeare Garden

Take a Virtual Tour of the Shakespeare Garden

Take a virtual look around Central Park's Shakespeare Garden on a beautiful afternoon! One of the many hidden gems of Central Park, the Shakespeare Garden is a lovely spot to “stop and smell the roses”. Nestled between Belvedere Castle and The Swedish Cottage the...
Secrets of Central Park – Camels on Sheep Meadow

Secrets of Central Park – Camels on Sheep Meadow

Perusing our archive of Central Park Stereopticon pictures recently I came across this singular photo of a camel, seeming quite relaxed on a stroll through Central Park.  As part of the park’s menagerie (which later became the Central Park Zoo), camels visited...

Secret Tunnel Beneath Central Park

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a new map that showcases plans for the Second Avenue line. Q trains now travel along northeast Manhattan instead of traveling to Astoria and a new W train will bridge Manhattan and Queens.  Mike Murphy, writing for...

Loaded Cannon Found In New York’s Central Park

New York (CNN) — This could have caused a major blast from the past. Workers cleaning a cannon, last fired more than 200 years ago, were shocked to find Friday that it was still loaded with gunpowder, wadding and a cannonball. The preservation workers from New...

Freak fish is set to invade New York’s Central Park

New York City officials are worried that a freaky air-breathing, land-walking (supposedly), invasive species of fish is set to invade Central Park’s waterways, potentially wreaking havoc on the local ecosystems. The fish is commonly called the snakehead fish and...

Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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