Central Park

| 01 Feb 2016 | 12:25


Central Park Winter Fun: Now that snow has finally made an appearance, it’s the perfect time to bundle up and explore the Park. Where else in Manhattan will you see kids sledding and people cross-country skiing to work? Stop by the Zoo and watch the grizzly bears playing and enjoying the snow, go ice skating at Lasker or Wollman Rinks, make a snowman on the Great Lawn, or look for the great horned owl lately spotted in the Ramble. For a list of activities, visit centralpark.com/guide/activities.

Taking a Tour: The Park is full of wonderful history, and one of the best ways to learn about it is with a guided tour. Choose from all types — You can walk, bike, jog, pedicab, or horse & carriage through much of the park. More information is at centralpark.com/guide/tours.


Central Park Ice Festival 2016Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend and your love of Central Park at the fifth annual Ice Festival. During the day, watch ice-carving artists at work, and at nightfall revel among the colorful lights as the Mall turns into a silent disco.

Saturday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Naumburg Bandshell and the Mall (mid-Park at 72nd Street)

Visit centralpark.com/events for more information.

LITTLE RED’S HOOD The classic tale is the newest show at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, on the west side of the park at about 80th Street. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings.

The schedule varies. Visit centralpark.com/events for times.


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

answer to the previous quiz:

Playmates Arch, so named because it connects the Dairy and the Carousel, is one of the most prominent features of the Children’s District. The arch carries the Center Drive and was built between 1861 and 1863. It is made of Philadelphia pressed brick, Milwaukee yellow brick and granite, leading some visitors to nickname it the “tricolor archway.” This is what Frederick B. Perkins called it as well in his description of Central Park in 1864. The original cast-iron railing only remains on the east side of the drive. The railing on the west side was destroyed by a car crash, and replaced with a duplicate cast-iron railing in 1989. This was part of the overall restoration of the Arch by the Parks Department. Cast-iron railings, readily available in 1863, are now regarded as unique, surviving ornaments. Congratulations to Robyn Roth-Moise, Gregory Holman, Juergen Kadel and Candi George for answering correctly.