What’s Happening in the Park

| 03 Oct 2016 | 12:26


Take a Walk on the Wild Side Fall is a great time to visit the world famous Central Park Zoo & Wildlife Center and the Children’s Zoo, home to more that 1,400 animals and 130 species in tropic, garden and polar temperature zones. There is also the Tisch Children’s Zoo which features a petting zoo, Acorn Theatre and the Enchanted Forest — a habitat for birds, turtles and frogs. To read more visit: www.centralpark.com

Find a Quiet EscapeTake a walk up to Conservatory Garden, the only formal garden in Central Park. It is made up of three stylized gardens, each unique: English, Italian and French. All are open daily from 8 a.m. until dusk. The Garden is free from runners and bicyclists, and the quiet, calm atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for weddings and relaxing afternoon walks. Read more on: www.centralpark.com


‘Oltra mar’ The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and SummerStage present a new work geared for adults. It fuses dance with traditional and contemporary puppetry in a modern retelling of a medieval tale of idealized love between two people intimately connected, yet separated by the sea.

When: Oct. 6-9, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th Street and West Drive

For more info visit: www.centralpark.com/events

Central Park Walking TourExperience the best of Central Park on this guided walking tour! You will learn about Central Park’s wonderful history and visit well-known landmarks.

Daily, with one- and two-hour tours every hour from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meet at 208 West 80th St.

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 with the right answer appear in the paper and online in two weeks.

Answer from two weeks ago: The Gill is located the park’s Ramble. It is a stream that tumbles down a rocky slope which flows into the Lake. It was one of the first areas to be landscaped. The area is one of the most active bird-watching spots in the park. The water of the Gill originates from a pipe fed from the New York City reservoir. In 2008, the Conservancy completed restoration work on the area, widening the mouth of the Gill as part of a comprehensive effort to stabilize the shoreline of the Lake. Congratulations to Gregory Holman for answering correctly.