WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Winter Fun in Central Park: Did you know that when more than 6 inches of snow falls in the park, many of the lawns and grassy banks that have been closed for the season re-open. Popular hills for summertime picnics and sunbathing turn into sledding hills. Fields that are used for softball games turn into cross-country skiing terrain. And of course, wherever there is snow in Central Park, there are snowman and snow angels. For more winter activities, check out centralpark.com/guide/activities.
Winter Workouts: There is a variety of options available to keep your mind and body active in Central Park. You can ice skate every day at Wollman and Lasker rinks. The Parks department does a great job of clearing away snow and ice so you can go running or walking along the drives or the Reservoir, and there are also a variety of workouts you can sign up for to stay fit. For more ideas, check out centralpark.com.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
LITTLE RED’S HOODLike many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. This is a new production, presented by the City Parks Foundation.
When: Now through the end of June. Schedule varies, see website.
Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park West Drive at 81st Street.
For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
Ice Skate at Lasker Rink: Public skating daily, as well as a full complement of lessons (ice skating & hockey) with certified instructors. Birthday parties can be done here as well.
Location: Lasker Rink, enter at Central Park North & Lenox Avenue 110th street.
When: Every day. Times vary, please refer to the schedule
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, visit: 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 to the previous quiz:
The Naumburg Bandshell, built in 1923, replaced the original Mould Bandstand. Free Saturday afternoon concerts would draw upward of 45,000 people to the Mall. It became home to what was then a new festival in the 1980’s called SummerStage. Currently, permits can be obtained for performances. It is also home each summer to a week of classical concerts, sponsored by the Naumburg family. Congratulations to Gregory Holman, Marisa Lohse and Henry Bottjer for answering correctly.