What’s Happening in the Park

| 19 Oct 2016 | 03:19


Enjoy The Fall FoliageCentral Park can be at its most beautiful in autumn, when the leaves turn into a light show of golds, browns and reds. Check out our blog post on “Top Spots to Capture the Colors of Fall in Central Park” for some ideas on where to enjoy the most beautiful settings when the leaves turn at blog.centralpark.com

Ice Skating ReturnsEvery fall and winter, thousands of New Yorkers and globetrotting tourists take to the ice in Central Park. After all, there’s nothing more serene than gliding across a frozen surface with the city skyline in the background. Ice skating is fun, healthy and the perfect way to spend a romantic day or night. Grab your blades and enjoy! Wollman Rink opens Oct. 22 and Lasker Rink on Oct. 28, weather permitting. More at www.centralpark.com


Zoo ViewsAfter learning the tricks of the trade from an animal manager, head to the Central Park Zoo before it opens to the public to take photos under the guidance of a resident wildlife photographer.

Oct. 22, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (Adults only). More at www.centralpark.com/events

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure The tale picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the pair’s pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Runs most days through Oct. 31. Multiple showings daily. More information at www.centralpark.com


Do you know where in Central Park this photo 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: Dancing Honey Bear. This fanciful bronze sculpture is part of a pair of niche sculptures; the other is Dancing Goat. Both were created by Frederick George Richard Roth (1872–1944) and installed at the Central Park Zoo in 1937. The Honey Bear is located on the northern side of the Delacorte Clock.

Dancing Goat and Dancing Bear were initially placed in basins that flanked Kelly’s Cafeteria at the western terrace of the zoo. When the Central Park Zoo reopened in 1988, the cafeteria was removed to make way for the Snow Macaque island and pond, while the sculptures were relocated to niches near the north (Honey Bear) and south (Dancing Goat) entrances to the zoo. In 1993, the Central Park Conservancy refurbished the statues. Congratulations to Joe Ornstein, Arthur Labtalk, sookietex, Ravi Rozdon, Gregory Holman and Marisa Lohse for answering correctly!