WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Hawks in Central ParkIt’s officially breeding season for New York City’s hawks. Nests have been spotted near the Sheep Meadow north of the 65th Street transverse as well as a residential building window ledge on Fifth Avenue near East 72nd Street. Visit www.centralpark.com/guide/sports/bird-watching.html for more information about bird watching in Central Park.
Play Ball!Spring means the opening of the park’s various fields and meadows. It also means it is time for softball and baseball. Central Park has 26 ballfields in three sections of the park. Field use requires a permit, available through the Parks Department. The process is detailed on our website at www.centralpark.com/guide/sports/baseball-and-softball.html
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Sixth Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet SlamWillful Pictures produces the Sonnet Slam.
April 22, 1-4 p.m., at the Naumburg Bandshell.
For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
Vinyasa Yoga Classes:Join The Yoga Trail in Central Park on the grass for this relaxing Vinyasa yoga class.
Classes are held Saturdays between noon and 1:15 p.m.
Meet at 11:45 a.m. in front of the Le Pain Quotidien on the north side of Sheep Meadow.
More info is at centralpark.com/events
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
Do you know where in Central Park the second photo in the picture carousel above 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 Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench The monument at the top of a hill at 104th street off of the East Drive.
Andrew Hassell Green, often compared to Robert Moses, was a city planner and preservationist. he was responsible for seeing that Olmsted and Vaux’s Greensward Plan for the park was carried out. He also had a hand in the formation of both the New York Public Library and the American Museum of Natural History. Perhaps his most important work, however, was the consolidation of the five New York City boroughs; it was this accomplishment that granted him the nickname “Father of New York City.”
The Andrew H. Green memorial bench was constructed and placed in Central Park in 1929. Surrounded by five maple trees — representing the five boroughs — the bench is one of the few monuments paying tribute to Green. Congratulations to Ray Rudziak, Gregory Holman, Candi George, Henry Bottjer, Tar Beaty and L.J. Gander for answering correctly.