WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
German-American Steuben Day Parade & Octoberfest: Each year in mid September, the city goes a little German. This year the parade will start at noon on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Fifth Avenue and 68th Street, and head up to Fifth to 86th Street. Some participants and viewers will continue the festivities along 86th Street and Second Avenue at some of Yorkville’s bars and restaurants. Others will head to Central Park for Octoberfest (a paid, ticketed event) at Rumsey Playfield (SummerStage). Many German groups from the parade will perform. There will be a variety of German food, beer and wine. For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
Smorgasburg at SummerStage: Back by popular demand! Following a July event that sold out in less than 24 hours, Smorgasburg returns to SummerStage in Central Park on Friday, Sept. 18 to close out the summer in style. Eat and drink specialties from 25 of their favorite food vendors under the evening stars. This is a paid ticketed event ($10), that benefits the City Parks Foundation. Doors will open at 6 p.m. at The Rumsey Playfield. For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Global Citizen Concert: Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Pearl Jam and Coldplay
The concert is entering its fourth year in the Park, and will take place on the Great Lawn. This is a ticketed event.
When: Saturday, Sept. 26. Gates open at noon. The Festival is projected to begin at 3 p.m. and end by 10 p.m.
For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
ROLEX CENTRAL PARK HORSE SHOW 2015:
The second annual event will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and dressage to hunters and show jumping.
When: Sept. 23-Sept. 27, Times vary each day.
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
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 Three weeks ago:
Billy Johnson Playground: This playground is one of the most distinctive playgrounds in Central Park. It is located off of Fifth Avenue and 67th Street. It was designed to mimic various areas in the park, including this bridge that is designed to look like the nearby Pond’s Gapstow Bridge. This playground was built primarily from natural materials. Many people walk right by it. Due to its rustic nature, it blends right into the surroundings. It is usually called the “rustic” playground, or the “big slide” playground. Congratulations to Gregory Holman for answering last week’s question correctly.