WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Schools out!Many attractions and programs in Central Park were created especially with kids in mind. One of those is the free catch-and-release fishing program offered at the Harlem Meer through the Dana Discovery Center. The Discovery Center lends visitors bamboo fishing poles perfect for catching bass, catfish, bluegill sunfish, grass carp, rock perch and golden shiners in the Meer’s calm waters. For more information on this activity as well as other things to do with your kids this summer, visit: www.centralpark.com
Places To Cool Off In Central ParkWhen it gets too hot to picnic out on the Great Lawn or Sheep Meadow, or when you want to exercise but it’s too hot to run the Reservoir or the loop, you can still enjoy Central Park. Read our blog about the top 10 places to cool off: http://blog.centralpark.com/where-to-cool-off-in-central-park/
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Hidden Secrets TourTake a walk on the road less traveled in Central Park and discover its hidden gems on two-hour tours offered daily. See just how full of history and natural beauty that Central Park’s 843 acres really are! For more info and to book, visit: www.centralpark.com
The Yoga Trail in Central Park Join on the grass for this relaxing Vinyasa yoga class. Great for those who want a restorative practice. Emphasis is on breathing and healthy pose alignment.
Through Oct. 28. Mondays through Fridays, 6-7:15 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, noon-1:15 p.m. Meet in front of cafe Le Pain Quotidien inside Central Park, on the north side of Sheep Meadow. For more details and to book visit: www.centralpark.com
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
Do you know where in Central Park the third picture in the photo carousel above was taken? To submit your answer, visit: centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answers and names of the people who answer correctly will appear in the paper and online in two weeks. Last week’s answer:The Heckscher Gates. August Heckscher was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1867. He became a multimillionaire and a philanthropist, starting The Heckscher Foundation for Children. He created playgrounds in lower Manhattan and in Central Park. The Heckscher Playground in Central Park opened in 1926 and it remains the park’s largest and oldest playground. The gates — which are actually two standing pillars, rather than an actual gate — lead to the Heckscher Ballfieldsl, just south of the 65th Street Transverse. Congratulations to Gregory Holman and Joe Ornstein for answering the last quiz question correctly.