What’s Happening in the Park

| 23 Aug 2016 | 04:54

Central Park


Stop and Smell the FlowersTake a walk through the Shakespeare Garden, on the park’s west side between 79th and 80th Streets. The garden comprises four acres of plants that change according to season, including rosemary and pansies alluded to by Ophelia in “Hamlet,” thistle, mentioned “Much Ado About Nothing,” and even a white mulberry tree that is said to have grown from a graft of a tree planted by Shakespeare himself in 1602. Curl up with a book or just people watch. For more information visit www.centralpark.com

The Central Park Model Yacht Club’s 100th AnniversaryInspired by the model boat ponds of the late 19th century Paris, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created a place where children and adults could experience the pleasure of boating, in addition to the other attractions Conservatory Water has to offer. Nearby is the whimsical Alice in Wonderland statue as well as that of children’s author Hans Christian Andersen.


Central Park Film Festival 2016 Watch movies under the stars at the festival, which this year will all feature New York City themes. All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

Aug. 24-27; doors at 6:30 p.m., movies at 8 at the Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. More information at www.centralpark.com

Yin Yoga WorkshopDiscover the importance of balance and go deep inside yourself with this workshop! Get a better understanding of what a slower, more meditative style is about.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 5-7 p.m. in Sheep Meadow. For more information as well as to book the class, visit www.centralpark.com


Do you know where in Central Park the second picture in the photo carousel above was taken? To submit your answer, visit: centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answer and names of the people with the correct answer will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.

Answer from two weeks ago: Reservoir Bridge #28. The bridge, also known as Gothic Bridge, spans the bridle path between the Reservoir and the tennis courts. Designed by Calvert Vaux and the Cornell Ironworks in 1864, is the third of the great Central Park cast iron bridges around the Reservoir. Congratulations to Joe Ornstein, Gregory Holman and Leet Reichman for answering correctly.