Central Park

| 21 Aug 2015 | 12:17


Chess Lecture And Simul Series: Do you have a child who is experienced in chess? On Saturday, Aug. 29th, grandmaster Lev Albert will teach lead moves on the board, followed by a simul game for up to 30 players. Technique lesson starts at 11 a.m. Kids must be present for entire program to play in simul. The event takes place at the Chess and Checkers House, mid-park at 64th Street. Registration for the free event starts at 10 a.m. for ages 6 and over. Visit centralpark.com/events for more details.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Garifuna International are pure energy and originality, and the band encapsulates the music, dance and culture of Africa and the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean and Central America, particularly St. Vincent, Honduras and Belize. The band is led by dancer/singer/composer Felix Gamboa.

They will perform Sunday, Aug. 30th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues.

(The final Harlem Meer Performance for the summer, will be Sunday, Sept. 6 with Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble). More details at centralpark.com/events.

COMING UP this week

NYRR — France Run (8K):Come out and cheer on the participants in this brand new race, inspired by the incredible culture and offerings of France.

When: Friday Aug. 29th, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

For more info visit: centralpark.com/events

GMA 2015 Concert Summer Series Presents: Florida Georgia LineFinal GMA SummerStage Concert of the summer, kicks off the Labor Day Weekend. Free.

When: Sept. 4, 6 a.m.-9 a.m.

Location: Rumsey Playfield. Go to centralpark.com/events for more information.

Central Park Film Festival, films from 1980.Thursday Aug. 27: Airplane 1980 (PG)

Friday Aug. 28: Raging Bull 1980 (R)

Saturday Aug. 29: Superman II 1980 (PG)

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with a DJ. Movies start at 8 p.m.

Location: North of the Sheep Meadow, between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Terrace Drive

For more info, visit centralpark.com/events


Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, visit: www.centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answers and names of the people who guess right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.

Answer from two weeks ago:

The San Remo towers were a giveaway. The answer is Wagner Cove, named after former New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner, who served in the 1950s and was known for disrupting the Tammany Hall structure. The oasis, formerly called the Cherry Hill Boat Landing, is just west of Cherry Hill and East of the 72nd Street and Central Park West entrance to the park. Parts of the cove are currently under restoration. Congratulations to Joe Ornstein and Gregory Holman for answering correctly.