The holidays are a magical time in New York City, and there is no better place to enjoy the festivities than Central Park! From ice skating within sight of the Plaza Hotel to welcoming in 2022 with fireworks and a midnight run, here are some of the many ways to celebrate the holiday season in Central Park.
Celebrate the season at the Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The evening concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Event is rain, snow, or shine....
After being out of action for more than 18 months due to a pandemic and political turmoil, the historic Friedsam Memorial Carousel in Central Park will delight children once again, beginning today, October 16th!
Take a virtual 360° walk around the Shakespeare Garden – one of the many hidden gems of Central Park, it’s the perfect lovely spot to “stop and smell the roses”. The only plants you’ll find there are ones mentioned in the Bard’s plays..
From “Hair” to “Enchanted” the park has always been portrayed seen as either a place of populist energy or quiet romance. Whether it was the backdrop for joyous singing and dancing, as in “On the Town”, or the setting for sentimental love stories, such as “Portrait of Jennie”, the park has always been one of the most popular cinematic settings in NYC – check out some of our favorites here.
This week The Public Theater announced the complete casting for this summer’s all-black production of Merry Wives, a comedy adaptation of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, written Jocelyn Bioh.
Apple+ TV’s Animated Central Park series is back – with the continued saga of the Tillerman Family along with an amazing cast, guest stars and an incredible array of original music. Season Two takes off from season one with streamlined story telling and continues with the astonishing attention to detail that will wow the park’s millions of fans.
The City Parks Foundation SummerStage has announced its return to live, in-person performances in Central Park this summer. The First benefit show of the SummerStage season is scheduled for Friday, September 16 with folk-rock band, Dawes, as part of their 2021 tour.
Time for the Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and all the insane fun of watching it live from the streets of Manhattan. The parade celebrates its 95th anniversary this year, taking over the streets of Manhattan on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
The Public Theater eill return to the stage at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater with a performance of Shakespeare’s MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.