WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Free Roller Skating to Live DJ Music Provided by the CPDSA: Come watch or participate with the Central Park Dance Skaters Association as they celebrate their 21st season of free roller skating to live DJ music at the “Skate Circle,” 2:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. This is located west of the Mall. Bring your own skates. The season comes to a close October 25.
John Lennon’s 75th Birthday, on October 9: To celebrate, last week Yoko Ono invited the general public to give peace a chance: in the form of a giant, human peace sign in Central Park. It took place on October 6 on the East Meadow. An overhead shot was taken of the huge human peace sign. The event, titled “Imagine Peace,” was organized by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and was in hopes to make it into the Guinness Book of Records.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Fit Tours NYC: Fit Tours are historic Central Park tours with a fitness twist! Founded by a native New Yorker who is a certified fitness trainer as well as a New York City sightseeing guide.
When: Sundays through Fridays between October 1 and January 31. Please visit centralpark.com/events for costs and times.
Columbus Day Parade:
Nearly 1 million spectators will line the streets of Fifth Avenue, starting at 47th Street and continuing up to 72nd Street. There is a red carpet area located on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Street.
When: October 10th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?
Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? To submit your answer, visit: www.centralpark.com/where-in-central-park. The answers and names of the people who guess right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks. Congratulations to Gregory Holman and Alex Pigatto for answering last month’s question correctly.
Last week’s answer:
Bank Rock Bridge: The narrow inlet of water at the northern tip of the Lake, Bank Rock Bay is a popular bird-watching area that lies just beyond Oak Bridge. The Central Park Conservancy recently restored the site as part of a larger effort to secure the Lake’s eroding shoreline. In 2009, the Conservancy restored the bridge. The complex project involved almost entirely new construction, based on the Calvert Vaux-designed bridge built in the same spot in 1860.