WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK?
On Saturday, Freedom Party will take the stage at SummerStage for a special anniversary theme party. Freedom Party NYC holds the record for being the longest running, Friday-night party in city history. This will be their third year celebrating on SummerStage’s main stage. Playing a tight mix of danceable, soulful hits across all genres of music from the 1960s through today, Freedom continues to fill dance floor each week with fun people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true New YOrk party experience. This is a free event; doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party. For more information, visit centralpark.com/events
On Sunday, the annual New York City Triathlon takes place. Each year, thousands of athletes brave the waters of the mighty Hudson River, bike along the West Side and then run a 10K in Central Park. The weekend kicks off with a Sports and Fitness Expo at the New York Hilton on Friday. A similar event, the Central Park Triathlon, takes place on August 2. While both events are sold out, there are plenty opportunities to volunteer, cheer on competitors and have fun. For more details, visiit centralpark.com/Events
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Central Park: Underwear Run A 1.7-mile fun run that takes place in Central Park every year on the Friday before the Panasonic New York City Triathlon.
When: July 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: Cherry Hill goes south down the West Drive, loops around to the Center Drive and then across the Terrace Drive to the finish line.
For more information, visit CentralPark.com/events
Fit Tours NYC: Central Park 5K Fun RunFit Tours are historic Central Park tours with a fitness twist!
When: Daily, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.
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 have the right answer will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.
answer from two weeks ago:250,000 people take a ride on the Central Park Carousel every year. The famous ride has stayed popular since 1871, when the original attraction opened. The Carousel was not initially well received as park commissioners objected to commercial enterprises in the park. Since it was such a success, they eventually realized the ride’s value. Since then, there have been four different models on the site, each of which has served as a pastime in Central Park.
Congratulations to Bill Neary, Gregory Holman, Bill Ferrarini and Henry Bottjer for answering correctly.