What’s Happening in the Park

| 19 Sep 2016 | 11:31


Fall’s Upon Us Along with it being the start of sweater weather, autumn is a perfect time to explore Central Park. Grab your camera and photograph the park just as the trees are starting to turn. For ideas, check out our piece on the Best Spots to Take Photos in Central Park at blog.centralpark.com.

The Restoration of The DeneThe Dene (a term meaning valley) is a long stretch on the east side of the park, located between 72nd Street and 66th Street, off Fifth Avenue. Its landscape exemplifies both the design features and the intended effect of Frederick Law Olmsted’s pastoral vision. Over the past year it has undergone a full restoration. Experience views of Balto and the Dene from the summerhouse, a rustic wood shelter that sits on top of an imposing rock outcrop. To learn more, visit blog.centralpark.com.


Global Citizens Festival 2016The festival is back for its fifth year, and Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato headline on the Great Lawn. This is a ticketed event.

4-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24

More information is at www.centralpark.com

Rolex Central Park Horse Show 2016This is the third edition of the Rolex Central Park Horse Show and this edition features U.S. Open competition for show jumping, dressage, hunter and Arabian disciplines. It’s also a fun and educational family day. These are ticketed events.

Wollman Rink, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sept. 21-25

For more information visit www.centralpark.com/


Do you know where in Central Park where the second photo in the picture carousel 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.

Answer from two weeks ago: Located at what is called the Runner’s Gate, at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Friedel Memorial Drinking Fountain, with the basin in the form of a dog, was designed by sculptor Mark Rabinowitz. It is made from black marble and black granite. It was dedicated in 1992. The inscription around the rim of the fountain reads: “JEANETTE AND PETER KRIENDLER / IN HONOR OF FRIEDEL — 1992.” This was considered to be the first official canine drinking fountain in Central Park.

Congratulations to Joe Ornstein, Bill Ferrarini, David Hill and Gregory Holman for answering correctly.