Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Great Jazz on the Great Hill will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. hosted by the Central Park Conservancy and Jazzmobile, Inc. This event includes a swing dance party , Arts and crafts for kids, dance workshop for adults. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes for an afternoon of live jazz, music by The George Gee Swing Orchestra and special guests, and Jazzmobile Jazz Vocal Competition winners Pete McGuiness and Brianna Thomas. Location: Central... Read More

Shakespeare in the parking lot

“Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, presented by The Drilling Company (Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director), is a summer New York institution that performs free Shakespeare productions in a municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. For more details go to Shakespeare in the parking lot.” Show plays Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 PM More info call 212-873-9050 Cost: FREE! Location: Corner of Ludlow and... Read More

Harlem Week

Come join in on Harlem Week on Sunday, July 31st for some food, fun, and music under the stars. For more details go to the official website Harlem Week. This event is free to the public. Schedule for “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM” 12 Noon – 4 PM: The Family Unity Day 4 PM – 5 PM: The New York Gospel Caravan 5 PM – 6 PM: The Urban Fashion Fusion Showcase 6 PM – 9 PM: “Concert Under the Stars” Location:U.S. Grant National Memorial Park •(W. 122nd & Riverside Drive)    Read More

Mad Decent Block Party

The fourth annual Mad Decent Block Party will be held on July 30, 2011, from 12PM until 9PM. Come join in on an afternoon and evening of music, fun, food, and games. The party is open for all ages and features a full lineup of musicians including the Gang Gang Dance, Zeds Dead, Maluca, Claude VonStroke, BAIO (Vampire Weekend) DJ Set, The Hood Internet, Bosco Delrey, PO PO and Trevor “Trouble” Andrew. For more details go to Mad Decent Block Party. Location:South Street... Read More

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on August 5th, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

The Smurfs

The Smurfs take over FAO Schwarz the most famous toy store in New York City.  If you want to see the Smurfs this week head over to FAO Schwarz from 2 – 4PM, until Friday, July 29th, 2011. Location: 767 5th Avenue at 58th St. New York, NY, 10153 Sammy on the giant piano keys – Remember the walking piano featured in the romantic comedy “Big”?  Read More

Glade Arch

Glade Arch is one of Calvert Vaux’s first designed bridges and arches in Central Park. This arch is used as a wide walkway for New Yorker’s and visitors - connected to Cedar Hill.  Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878) and Calvert Vaux (1824–1895), created the landscapes and scenery in the heart of the city Central Park. Location: East Side between 77th and 78th Streets near 5th Avenue  Read More

Pilgrim Hill

Pilgrim Hill comes from a name of a bronze statue that stands atop of the hill. The statue is sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward and it was a gift to Central Park by the New England Society in 1884. Location: East Side at 72nd Street steps away from Conservatory Water and 5th Ave. The Pilgrim Hill is the best place to go sledding in Central Park during the wintertime.  Read More

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill is a picturesque pastoral meadow where you can have a picnic, sunbathe, people watch, or just sit under a tree and do some reading. Its a great place for dog owners to meet up too. During the wintertime Cedar Hill is one of the best places to go sledding, but Pilgrim Hill takes first place, since it has the steeper slope in the park.  The Glade Arch bridge is also located at the bottom of the hill connecting to the lower part of the park. The name Cedar Hill comes... Read More

Three Doors Down

Three Doors Down will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 27, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Walter Scott

The Statute of Walter Scott was sculptured by Sir John Steell (1804-1891), in 1871. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on 66th Street on the Literary Walk at the Mall.  Read More

William Shakespeare

The Statute of William Shakespeare was sculptured by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910), and Architect by Jacob Wrey Mould, and placed in Central Park in 1872. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on the Literary Walk of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Christopher Columbus

The Statute of Christopher Columbus was sculptured by Jeronimo Sunol   (1839-1902), and placed in Central Park in 1894. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on the Literary Walk of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Robert Burns

The Statue of Robert Burns was sculptured by Sir John Steell. Location: East Side at 65th Street on The Mall and Literary Walk.  Read More

Literary walk

The south end of the Mall is called the Literary Walk, due to the fact that most of the statues are famous book authors along the walkway of the mall, such as William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and Walter Scott – but there are other famous men, including Christopher Columbus. Olmsted Flower Bed at the end of the Literary walk. Statue of William Shakespeare Springtime Statue of Christopher Columbus Location:Mid-Park at the southern end of the... Read More

Fitz-Greene Halleck

The Statute of Fitz-Greene Halleck was sculptured by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald and placed in Central Park in 1877.  The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. The East Side of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Olmsted Flower Bed

Olmsted Flower Bed is a memorial garden of beautiful flowers, created in 1972 to memorialize the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878) and Calvert Vaux (1824–1895), created the landscapes and scenery in the heart of the City, called Central Park. South of the Literary Walk in The Mall. East at 66th Street at the South side of The Mall.  Read More

Balto

The Statue of Balto is dedicated to the sled dog who traveled more than 670 miles through an Alaskan blizzard to save children from the diphtheria epidemic. Balto is a children’s favorite– remember the animated film (a true story) about the dog Balto? Balto was sculptured by Frederick George Richard Roth and placed in Central Park in 1925. Balto was a Siberian Husky sled dog. Balto was born in 1919 – March 14, 1933. Location: East Drive and 67th Street  Read More

General Motors Building

The General Motors Building is a 50-story, office tower facing Fifth Avenue at 59th Street . The building occupies a full city block, and the lobby is the home of FAO Schwarz toy store. The construction started started in 1964 and finished in 1968. Nearby locations: Pond in Central Park, Grand Army Plaza, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue Apple Store. Location: 767 Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets  Read More

Grand Army Plaza

The Grand Army Plaza is located on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street at the Southeast corner of Central Park, and across the street from the Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the General Motors Building. It has a centerpiece statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. Statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. You can always find Elmo at the Grand Army Plaza Horse-drawn... Read More

Pond

The Pond is located on the south side of Central Park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, steps away from the Grand Army Plaza. The Pond is conveniently located across the street from the Plaza Hotel and the 5th Avenue Apple Store – Its the most visited area of Central Park, with picturesque scene of the Gapstow Bridge. The entrance to this location is on 6th Avenue and Central Park South The view of the Gapstow Bridge from the East South side of the Pond The Plaza Hotel... Read More

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel in NYC is a famous historical landmark at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, across the street from the Grand Army Square, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the Pond in Central Park. The Plaza is a 20-story combination of a luxury hotel and condominium, with underground boutiques, restaurants, as well as the famous Oak Room and Oak Bar. Entrance to the Plaza Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the... Read More

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (1779–1852) statue stands on the eastern edge of the Pond. The Irish poet was sculpted by Dennis B. Sheahan and placed in Central Park in 1880. Location: East Side at 61st Street.  Read More

Gapstow Bridge

Gapstow Bridge is a rustic, stone structure bridge offering breath taking views of city skyscrapers, and the Plaza Hotel.  The stone bridge curves over the Pond within Central Park - Built in 1896 by Howard & Caudwell, the original bridge was built in 1874 and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Checkout Autumn in New York: The Pond and the Gapstow Bridge. Gapstow and the Bow Bridge are the most famous bridges in Central Park. Photos... Read More

Manhattanhenge

The sun shines down 42th Street in New York City at sunset during the “Manhattanhenge”, July 12, 2011. “Manhattanhenge” occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time.   ” The dates of Manhattanhenge are usually around May 28 and July 12 or July 13. In 2011, Manhattanhenge occurred on May 31 at 8:17 p.m., and will occur again on July 12 (full... Read More

Wooden Bridges

The Ramble contains many wooden bridges -this bridge crosses the small stream called the Gill. The Ramble is also the most unvisited site in Central Park, with 38 acres of land to explore leaves little Sammy very tired and resting on the wooden bridge. Location:Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Gill

The Gill is a stream that goes through the 38-acre area of the Ramble, the water streams down a bunch of rocks before going into the Lake. Water rushing down the rocks while Sammy takes in the peaceful side of Central Park. Location:Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Ramble Stone Arch

Ramble Stone Arch is hidden within the woods and wilderness of the Ramble. The arch measures five feet across and more than 13 feet high, with a nine-foot underpass. Ramble Stone Arch was built in 1863 by Vaux and made of rock-fact ashlar. Location: West Side at 77th Street on the North side of the Lake  Read More

Ramble

Ramble is made up of 38 acres of woods and forest like confusing trails, along with streams and stunning views of Lake and wildlife in the middle of  Central Park. The Ramble was completely man-made and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Things to See nearby: Bow Bridge, Azalea Pond, Gill, Ramble Stone Arch, Lake and Oak Bridge. The Ramble is the most popular place for bird watchers and where more than 250 species can be spotted. The overpass above the... Read More

Bastilla Day

Come Celebrate Bastilla Day on Sunday, July 10th, 2011, between Fifth and Lexington Avenue on 60th street. Enjoy French Culture from 12PM to 6PM – Activities include, music ,face painting for children, french food, desserts, and much more. Click here for more Details Location: Entrance to Bastille Day on 60th Street and Lexington Avenue – free and open to the public.  Read More

RiverFlicks for Kids

The RiverFlicks for kids features new and classic films for children and families. Bring your own chairs & blankets, and watch free outdoor movies on a big Screen under the stars at Pier 46 by the Hudson River (Charles Street/Hudson River). August 19, 2011: Tangled rated PG Located: Pier 46 in Greenwich Village cross at Charles St.   July 8, 2011: The Karate Kid (2010 Version) rated PG July 15, 2011: Despicable Me rated PG July 22, 2011: The Princess Bride rated PG July... Read More

RiverFlicks for Grown-ups

The RiverFlicks features blockbusters hits from 2010 – Watch free outdoor movies on a big Screen under the stars on Manhattan’s west side waterfront at Pier 63 lawn. July 6, 2011: The Social Network rated PG-13 July 13, 2011: Easy A rated PG-13 July 20, 2011: The Kids Are All Right rated R July 27, 2011: The Other Guys rated PG-13 August 3, 2011: The Fighter rated R August 10, 2011: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World rated R August 17, 2011: The Town rated R Location: Pier... Read More

Lincoln Center for the Visual Art

Portraits in Dramatic Time by David Michalek will be held outside of Lincoln Center, from July 5th through July 31, between 8:45 to 11:45, except July 11th. Free; No tickets required. For more details click here. Location: Lincoln Center (Amsterdam Avenue between West 62nd and West 65th Streets)  Read More

Lincoln Center Festival

Lincoln Center Festival starts from July 5th until August 14, 2011, includes Theater, Music, Dance, Opera and Visual Art. Click Here for more details. Located at Lincoln Center  Read More

Harlem Meer Festival

Harlem Meer Performance Festival will be held evey Sunday through the summer from 2PM to 4PM.  Come enjoy free live music by the lakeside in the beautiful northern part of Central Park. July 3, LOS SONEROS DE ORIENTE (CUBAN SALSA) July 10, STEW CUTLER (JAZZ AND BLUES GUITAR BAND) July 17. THE EBONY HILLBILLIES (STRING BAND) July 24 PUCCI AMANDA JHONES WITH THE J.B.E.R. QUARTET (JAZZ VOCALS) July 31, WILLIE VILLEGAS Y ENTRE AMIGOS (CLASSIC SALSA) August 7, THE STEVEN KROON SEXTET... Read More

This Week July 4

This week in New York City! July 4th Blake Shelton………………Miranda Lambert………….HBO Bryant Park Film….Summerstage Arts > World Financial …….River to River Festival…….Madison Square Park…Shakespeare in the Park Top places to go in Central Park The Mall………………………Conservatory Water………….Bethesda Terrace………..…Sheep Meadow Turtle Pond…………………Belvedere... Read More

South Seaport

The South Seaport and Pier 17 is full of history and culture. It’s located in Lower Manhattan by the waterfront and it’s filled with shops and restuarants. Click here for more details about upcoming events at the Seaport. Sound Bites Series with The Hairs July 3, 2011 – 2:00pm The Wake with Weekend July 8, 2011 – 7:00pm Sound Bites Series with Pow Wow! July 10, 2011 – 2:00pm The Radio Dept. with Asobi Seksu Jul 15 2011 – 7:00pm Sound Bites Series... Read More

Intrepid Summer Movies

Bring a picnic basket, and a blanket or a lawn chair to the 3rd annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series. Opens at 7:30PM, film begins at sunset, Space is limited so first-come first-serve basis. Movie will be shown on the Flight Deck.  Click here for details Intrepid (Free) Summer Movie Series The Goonies July 8, 2011 Back to the Future July 22, 2011 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial August 5, 2011 Jurassic Park August 19, 2011 Location:Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave    Read More

Journey

Journey will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 29, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Macy’s July 4th fireworks

Come and celebrate the United State’s Independence Day and watch the spectacular Macy’s July 4th fireworks on the Hudson River.  See it live or watch it on NBC, along with special performers like Beyoncé & Brad Paisley, Hosted by Nick Lachey. The show will air on Monday, July 4th from 9-10 p.m. ET. Location: On the Hudson River by the West Side Highway.    Read More

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 22, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center    Read More

Chris Brown

Chris Brown will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 15th, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center    Read More

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 8th, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center    Read More

American Idol Top 11

American Idol Top 11 will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 12th, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 5th, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Debbie Gibson/Tiffany

Debbie Gibson/Tiffany will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 29, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 22, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 15th in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 8th in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.    Read More

Shakespeare Garden

Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is filled with beautiful flowers, which covers four-acres of plants that change according to the season. The Garden is located near the Delacorte Theatre, where Shakespeare in the Park is held every summer. This area is surrounded by white roses and rustic cedar rail fences – steps away from Belvedere Castle. Beautiful rustic wooden benches all around the garden. The garden is filled with flowers and bronze plaques with quotations... Read More

Delacorte Theater

The Delacorte Theater was created in 1962, located in Central Park, and has a seating capacity of over 1,800. The Delacorte is owned by New York City, and every summer the Public Theater offers two productions of Shakespeare in the Park, which runs for two months. Breath-taking views of Belvedere Castle from one of the seatings at the Theater. Location: The Theater is located next to the Great Lawn and Turtle Pond. Entrance from the East Side is on Fifth Avenue at 79th Street;... Read More