Coming up in Central Park

| 01 Dec 2015 | 11:11


Holiday Decorations to See and VisitSigns of the holiday can be seen all around Central Park. View the largest menorah in the world at Grand Army Plaza (60th Street & Fifth Avenue), do some holiday shopping at the Columbus Circle holiday market, visit the dairy and see the giant holiday wreaths, and after dark view the Arsenal, the Harlem Meer and the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, all of them lit up. Visit learn about our holiday sights guided tour.

Keep Moving, Stay WarmWith the cooler weather upon us, it’s the perfect time to take a well-paced hike, ride or run through the park to get your blood flowing. Adventure through the Ramble or the North Woods and you might think you are in the Adirondacks instead of in the heart of the city. There’s also warmth in numbers, so if you’re looking to explore the park with others we offer a variety of group walking, running and biking tours that will keep you moving and give you that cardiovascular workout. Go to for more info.


Holiday LightingCelebrate the season at their 19th Annual Holiday Lighting on Dec. 3. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice-carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies starting at 5:30 p.m. and going until 6:30 p.m. at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, just inside the park at 110th Street, between Lenox and Fifth Avenues.

Fit Tours NYCFit Tours are guided Central Park tours with a fitness twist! Founded by a native New Yorker who is a certified fitness trainer as well as an official New York City sightseeing guide. There are 4 types of tours from which to choose, from running to yoga to power hour to super walks. Visit for information.

WHERE IN CENTRAL PARK?Do you know where in Central Park this photo was taken? Submit your answer at The answers and names of the people who guess right will appear in the paper and online in two weeks.

Last Week’s AnswerFort Clinton. This overlook marks the site of a military fortification built during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. From high and rocky ground, with expansive views that can still be experienced today, it’s clear why this was an important strategic position. In the 1860s, the park’s designers recognized both the scenic and historic value of this location, and retained the original topography and remains of the fortification. The Central Park Conservancy rebuilt Fort Clinton in 2014, recreating some of the historic details and improving the site with new paving, planting, and furnishings that are more rustic in character and aim to better capture the views of Harlem Meer and beyond. The two cannons were also conserved and reinstalled, after being in storage for 40 years.

Congratulations to Joe Ornstein and Marisa Lohse who pinpointed it correctly, honorable mention to Nancy Brennerand, Gregory Holman and Bill Ferrarini for labeling last week’s question correctly.