Hans Christian Andersen

At the western edge of Conservatory Water is one of the most popular statues in the park – a statue of master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Created by George Lober and donated to the park in 1956 this statue of the beloved Danish storyteller, along with his famous duckling companion, is the site of a story telling program that delights children every summer.

Children love to crawl into the lap of the legendary children’s author, much to the delight of their camera wielding parents

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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New York, NY, 10028

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