Ready For My Closeup – Central Park, Winter 2015

Snowmageddon 2015 Central Park

Sledders cover Cedar Hill next to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One place where Snowpocalypse 2015 lived up to and exceeded expectations.

Wreath Interpretations at the Central Park Arsenal

 NYC Parks offers a truly original celebration of the the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths at the Central Park Arsenal. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year’s holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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

This event repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12/5/2013 and 1/9/2014.

Snowstorm Nemo in Central Park

Central Park visitors took advantage of the fluffy white blanket left by Nemo on Saturday. Cedar Hill was transformed into an alpine luge run with children, and adults, shushing down the icy slopes in a wide variety of sleds, toboggans and inflatables.

Ice Skating in Central Park

Ice skating in Central Park is easily one of the most picturesque activities to be enjoyed on a winter’s night. Unlike the somewhat overwhelming confines of the Rockefeller Center rink you can actually see stars at the Wollman and Lasker rinks. Feel the cold tingle of New York’s crisp winter air, listen to the music, and take in the incomparable surroundings as you glide (gracefully or not so) around either of Central Park’s ice rinks.

Wollman Rink

Wollman Rink

Wollman Rink was built in 1949 when Kate Wollman donated $600,000 for its construction. In the 1980’s, it was renovated, and is now run, by Donald Trump. It has been a success from the day it opened – over 300,000 skaters glided across the ice in its first year of operation. For more information about Wollman Rink, including rates, hours of operation, and lesson information, either call 212-439-6900.

Lasker Skating Rink, at the northern end of the park, offers a full complement of lessons and activities with certified instructors. For more information about Lasker Skating Rink, including rates, hours of operation, and lesson information, either call 917.492.3856 or email them at

Wollman Rink, east side between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Enter the Park at 59th and 5th Avenue.

Lasker Rink, mid-Park between 106th and 108th Streets. Enter the Park at 110th and Lenox Avenue.