WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Winter Workout: The warm weather makes for a great excuse to get out and workout in Central Park! Take a run or a walk around the reservoir or the Ramble, go on a bike ride around the loops, or try bouldering at Worthless Boulder or Rat Rock. No matter what you choose to do, you will enjoy the beauty and endless choices of the park. See more things to do at centralpark.com/guide/activities.
Seeing Central Park Through a Lens: Central Park is a photographer’s delight in every season, and the warmer weather we have been experiencing has created unexpected batches of color in the form of flowers and blossoms. Bring your camera and pick up some great pointers on how to capture the perfect shot in our guided photography tour at centralpark.com/guide/tours.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
New York Road Runners Midnight RunKick off the new year at the NYRR Midnight Run! There will be DJs, neon face painting, strobe lights, photo opportunities, and fun giveaways starting at 10:00 p.m. For kids and adults.
Date: December 31
Time: The fun starts at 10pm, run at 11:59pm and fireworks at midnight.
Where: 72nd Street Transverse near Bethesda Terrace
For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
Ice Skate at Lasker RinkLasker Rink offers public session plus a full complement of lessons and activities with certified instructors.
When: Daily through the end of April
Where: Mid-park between 106th and 108th Streets
For more info visit: centralpark.com/guide/sports
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, for answering last week’s question correctly.
Last week’s answer
This bronze, life-sized sculpture is a self-portrait of the esteemed Danish sculptor Albert Thorvaldsen (1770–1844), and was dedicated in Central Park in 1894. It is the only statue of an artist displayed in the parks of New York City, and it honors a titan in his field who had broad influence in sustaining the classical tradition in art. Originally placed just north of 59th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, it was later relocated to 97th Street near Fifth Avenue and was moved again in 1940 to a newly landscaped triangular knoll, which took place when a road was built connecting the 97th Transverse to 96th Street. In 1996 the Central Park Conservancy restored the statue.