What’s Happening in the Park

| 01 Sep 2016 | 11:52


Stories at the StatueOn Saturdays all summer long for the past 60 years, city kids have gathered around Hans Christian Andersen’s statue at the Conservatory Pond to hear tales told by a fine ensemble of storytellers. As summer draws to its conclusion, so does this storytime, so catch the last few sessions. For more information visit www.centralpark.com

Dog Days of SummerThe park is an excellent place to enjoy the day with your canine companion. There are even specially designed doggy water fountains for hydration breaks. The park’s famous statue of the Alaskan sled dog, Balto, is one of the city’s most beloved public monuments. Dogs are allowed off leash before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m. More information is at www.centralpark.com


Skate to live musicDJs spin disco classics, R&B and house music to get you going and keep you rolling! Bring your own skates. Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 23 (weather permitting), 2:45-6:45pm at the Skate Circle, between Sheep Meadow and the Mall. More information is at www.centralpark.com

Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)Cornelia Parker’s installation, inspired by Edward Hopper, Alfred Hitchcock and the classic red barn, is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue’s roof through Oct. 31. The museum roof’s offers amazing views of Central Park and the city skyline. Daily at the Met Fifth Avenue, at 81st Street.


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 answers and names of the people who answer correctly right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.

Answer from two weeks ago: Olmsted and Vaux placed a wisteria pergola overlooking the area that used to be the concert grounds and The Mall. The long latticed patio is 130 feet long by 25 feet wide. Its many wooden supports are interlaced with wisteria vines that have become heavy and thick. Though the view of The Mall is now obstructed by the Bandshell, it is still a beautiful spot, especially in springtime when the wisteria bloom in pale, lavender blossoms. It is also a very popular place for weddings and proposals. Congratulations to Joe Ornstein and Gregory Holman for answering correctly.