WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK
Fall Photography: There is nothing like a walk, bike ride or jog through Central Park this time of year. You can’t help but notice leaves turning into a light show of golds, browns and reds, hues that only Mother Nature can conjure. If you like to take photographs, it’s a perfect time for a visit. Share your photos with us and tell us your favorite spots! And check out our list of the best spots to see the season’s colors: www.centralpark.com/guide/activities.
Ice Skating In Central Park: ’Tis the season to dig out your skates, get them sharpened and head to a rink! Central Park has two: Wollman Rink, in the southern end of the park, and Lasker Rink, in the northern end. Both rinks offer skating school programs, private lessons as well as hockey programs for children and adults. For more information, including hours and pricing, visit: centralpark.com/guide/sports
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Power Hour — The original Fit Tours NYC workout! This is a two-mile course taking you from one great site to another, stopping to add strength training and high intensity exercises.
When: Monday — Friday, times vary.
For more info visit: centralpark.com/events
NYRR — Ultramarathon 60k:
Run the loop of the park nine times and build up an appetite for Thanksgiving.
When: Nov. 14, 8 a.m.-Noon
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 Marisa Lohse, Joe Ornstein, Candigeorge and Henry Bottjer for answering the last question correctly.
Answer from two weeks ago:
Alexander Hamilton Statue: If you can’t get tickets to the hottest show on Broadway, “Hamilton,” you can visit the statue of the Founding Father, behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1880, James Hamilton (Alexander’s son) commissioned the statue, which is of fireproof granite. An earlier statue made of marble had been destroyed in an explosion in 1835. When erected, the statue was initially between the two reservoirs that were part of Central Park in 1880.