FAO Schwarz celebrates 150 Anniversary

FAO Schwarz celebrates 150th Anniversary by displaying historic toys all around the store. Visit FAO and look back in time at some of your favorite vintage toys – “A Gallery of Historic Toys” will be showcasing 25 vintage versions of toys until April 10.  Bring your kids to the store and show them some of your favorite vintage toys you cherished when you were a child.  FAO Schwarz had the vision since 1862 to be more than just a toy store but to be a magical... Read More

Cop Cot

What a treat winter has been for New Yorkers this year. This February has been the warmest February on record.  Cop Cot in Central Park is one of the best places to take in this mild winter.  Cop Cot in Central Park is a beautiful little wooden rustic structure.  When you need a brake from New York City’s hustle and bustle, Cop Cot is your spot. Sitting on top of a hill looking upon Central Park South, You are reminded you are still in the city but you can take in the tranquility... Read More

Sledding, Pilgrim Hill

If you are passionate about skiing or sledding and you live in NYC, most likely you were at Pilgrim Hill today.  Known for having some of the steepest slopes, Pilgrim Hill is a winter delight.  The moment came and went pretty quickly as snow turned to slush by noon.  However, this did not sway New Yorkers who are used to moving fast and were going to opportune the limited time they had.  People were pretty creative with how they were going have fun and take full advantage... Read More

Citi Pond at Bryant Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bryant Park is located between 40th and 42nd St and from 5th to 6th Avenue.  Citi Pond at Bryant Park is open from October 27, 2011 – February 26, 2012. During the holidays the park delivers a breath-taking experience or just visual beauty for pedestrians passing by.  The shops are very charming and offer that small town feel right in the middle of the most exciting city in the world.  The most spectacular thing during holiday season is the Bryant Park Tree Lighting... Read More

85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Paradestarts on Thursday morning – November 24th. This is one of the biggest Parades in New York City and has become a theme for what Thanksgiving is all about throughout the country.  Over 3 million people are lined up along the path of the parade from its beginning to its end.  You want to feel New York ’s energy, then make your way over to the parade Thanksgiving morning.  The Parade is televised to over 50 Million who watch... Read More

Cherry Hill, Autumn

One of the most spectacular places in the park in autumn is Cherry Hill, aptly named for the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake nearby.  The colors of fall can naturally be seen atop the trees as but are also beautifully reflected in 20-acres of water, the second largest body of water in the park so have your cameras ready. You can either enjoy the view from the outskirts on the many benches around the hill or from the many walking trails located at the foot of the hill. You’ll... Read More

Belvedere Castle

The Belvedere Castle is an extraordinary part of Central Park .  It was originally handed over in 1867 from the Croton Aqueduct Board to the park to look after it.  There have been several changes made through the years.  In the early 1900’s the Weather Bureau had its operations there and continued all the way until 1960’s.  The tower at the castle is the highest point in Central park .  The amazing thing about the Castle is the views.  Staring out north from the castle... Read More

Wollman Rink

Skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park is a tremendous spirit lifting experience.  Hearing the skates glide across the ice with the wide open sky above is so exhilarating.  It’s a cross of some many special things; you have the Central Park South skyline, you get the feel of nature from the park, as well as the recreation of skating all in one, wow.  If you happen be in NYC over the next week or so, then you are in for a treat.  Right about now the trees surrounding... Read More

The Mall, Autumn

As we begin the autumn season most people will be thinking of getting out to the country to witness the changing colors of the leaves known as fall foliage. But you don’t need to get out of the city to witness the beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. Just step out into everyone’s backyard…Central Park. The park really does take on a different personality in the autumn months and of particular interest is the area known as The Mall. This long straight path... Read More

The Pond, Autumn

The East 62nd Street entrance to Central Park is home to The Pond. Located steps away from The Plaza Hotel, Grand Army Plaza and the 5th Ave Apple Store, this entrance offers a quick escape from the hectic rush of the holiday shopping season.  If you’re visiting NYC you’ll probably already have your camera in hand and you’ll be glad you do.  If you’re a local, make a point to bring your camera to The Pond and be a tourist in your own city. Reds and... Read More

Bethesda Terrace Autumn

With just a week or two left to see the most incredible Autumn colors in Central Park, you need to get those cameras out and head over to the Bethesda Terrace.  This spot is the most photographed place in Central Park.  The fountain, also known for its Statue of an Angel, blessing the pool, where people from all over the world come to relax and observe.  Just beyond the Fountain is the park’s Lake where a lot of people do some row boating and take photos of this beautiful... Read More

Copacabana

Copacabana, located near Times Square is one of New York City’s most famous night clubs.  Most Nightclubs in Manhattan come and go, but Copacabana has stood the test of time since it opened in January of 1941.  The club hosted many of the brightest in Hollywood and helped launch many careers.  Hollywood’s biggest performers actually performed here from Frank Sinatra to Sammy Davis jr, even The Supremes Debuted here.  The club when through so many changes through the years... Read More

Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

The Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade will be held on Sunday, October 30, at 1:00PM.  Dress up your dog and participate in the Halloween Dog Parade at Washington Square Park.  Checkout the Upcoming Events for other events. * Dog Costume Parade * Prizes for the Best “Homemade” Costumes * Raffle Prize Drawing * Face Painting for the kids * Treats & More $5.00 admission fee, Kids are free Location: University Place and MacDougal St, Waverly place, and... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Sammy attended the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade held yesterday in the East Village. Dog owners from all over the city showed up in the East Village with creative dog costumes.  Sammy’s new friend, Simba a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga. Video of Sammy as a Bumble Bee and Simba as Lady Gaga at yesterday’s event. Simba, a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga Location: East Village, 7th to 10th Sts btw Avenues A & B, New York, NY  Read More

Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair

The annual Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 3:00PM, at Carl Schurz Park in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Bring your dog and dress him or her up to enter the Halloween costume competition. There will be booths you can visit to learn all about healthy food, treats and more for your dog’s wellness. Location: East End Avenue and 86th Street.  Read More

Olmsted Flower Bed, Autumn

During the Autumn Season, the Olmsted Flower Bed is filled with beautiful colorful autumn plants. The flower garden was created in 1972 to memorialize the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878). The Olmsted Flower Bed is located at the Literary Walk on 66th Street, also known as the Mall. The Statue of William Shakespeare was the first Statue placed in the Literary Walk in 1872. Located in the Mall, Literary Walk on 66th Street, East Side. Autumn... Read More

The Mall

The Mall is the most beautiful area of Central Park, as well as the most active gathering place for New York residents and tourists alike. The surrounding area of the Mall offers breath taking views of rows of American Elm trees and benches along side of the pathway.  This area is filled with street performers, skate boarders, rollerbladers, portrait painters, and lots of adorable dogs.  The Naumburg Bandshell is located within the Mall, concerts are held here throughout... Read More

Italian Culture in Central Park

Casa Barilla will be presenting a four-day celebration of Italian food and culture in Central Park from September 13-16. Casa Barilla will feature interactive cooking classes, food and culture workshops, children’s activities and more! Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for more events available for this week. Casa Barilla opens on Tuesday, September 13 and runs through the afternoon of Friday, September 16. Tuesday, September 13 – 10am to 8pm Wednesday, September... Read More

Met Summer HD Festival

Head to Lincoln Center for the best free opera this summer. The Metropolitan Opera is presenting ten of the best free HD video screening productions of the biggest opera stars from August 27th until September 5th. Verdi’s Don CarloMonday, September 5, 7:15 pm Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed new production of Verdi’s most ambitious opera stars Roberto Alagna in the title role. Marina Poplavskaya is Elisabeth, Ferruccio Furlanetto sings King Philip, and Simon Keenlyside... Read More

Syfy movies with a view

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for free music from BAMcinématek and DJs from Brooklyn Radio, plus free bike parking, sponsored by Bike & Roll. Music at 6:00pm, movies at sunset. Click Here for details! Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street in Brooklyn  Read More

Summer HD Festival

Head to Lincoln Center for the best free opera this summer. The Metropolitan Opera is presenting ten of the best free HD video screening productions of the biggest opera stars. Click here for more details. Free Outdoor Opera Screening at the Met from August 27th until September 5th. Location: Lincoln Center Plaza on Broadway and 64th St.  Read More

Bank Rock Bay

Bank Rock Bay is the narrow inlet of water located to the north of the Bank Rock Bridge that spans this narrow terminus of the Lake. This area is a popular destination for bird watchers. Location: West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets.  Read More

Azalea Pond

Azalea Pond is a small pond known as the centerpiece of the Ramble, fed by the tumbling stream called the Gill. The Azalea Pond gets its name from the spectacle view of the blooming Azalea flowers surrounding the pond during the springtime. This area is a well-preserved natural habitat frequently visited by bird watchers. Things to See: Gill, Ramble (made up of 38 acres of woods and forest like confusing trails). Location: Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Fashion Night Out

The Fashion Night Out extravaganza is back for a third year in a row – Flock to your favorite store in NYC and see models, celebrities, designers and fashion editors celebrate and kick off to New York Fashion Week. Starts September 8, from 6 to 11PM. Location: Action takes place on the streets of Madison Avenue and on Bergdorf Goodman & Saks fifth avenue on 5th Avenue. Location:Madison Avenue between 59th and 69th street  Read More

Liberty Helicopters Tours

Come see New York City like never before with Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours of NYC. Its a thrilling experience of a lifetime offering inspiring views of New York City most famous landmarks. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero and the world-famous financial district of Wall Street, as well as the Empire State Building, Met Life, Chrysler building and much more. Liberty Helicopters is the largest and most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter... 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

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on September 2nd, 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

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz the hit singer will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on September 2nd, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Train

The Train will be performing their popular hits outside at the Today Show Plaza on August 26, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 26th, 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

Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 19th, 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

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band the popular American country band 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

Conservatory Garden Fountain

Conservatory Garden Fountain is surrounded by a rectangular large central lawn, and wisteria pergola, with clipped hedges of yews reflecting in the calm pool of the water. Spectacular view of the Italian style garden. Elliptical Jet Fountain on the east side of the iron wisteria pergola. This site is a popular for wedding photography. Location:Fifth Avenue and 105th street.  Read More

Andrea Bocelli Live

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park September 15th – Click Here for details. Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for this week. Location: Mid-Park from 79th to 85th Street.    Read More

Dairy Visitor Center

Dairy visitor center is a charming cottage that now operates as the park’s gift shop and visitor center, offering guides and park information. This cottage was built in 1870, as a milking parlor. Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop Open: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm Phone: 212-794-6564 Location: Mid-Park at 65th Street.  Read More

Delacorte Clock

The Delacorte Music Clock plays nursery rhymes tunes on the hour and half-hour between 8:00AM — 5:00PM – “It sits atop a three-tiered tower and features a band of whimsical animals: two bronze monkeys banging hammers against a bell; a penguin on drum; a hippo on violin; a bear and his tambourine; a concertina-playing elephant; a goat with pipes; and a kangaroo on horn”. Click Here for more details. Location: Delacorte Clock can be found between the Wildlife... Read More

Ladies Pavilion

The Ladies Pavilion is a romantic victorian vintage overlooking the Lake. The shed was built in 1871, and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886), as a shelter for people waiting for the trolley at 8th Avenue and 59th Street. This 19th century American decor art structure relocated to Central Park around early 1900′s. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Relaxing by the Lake and enjoying the view. It’s a beautiful place to sit and read a book. Location: West... Read More

Hernshead

Hernshead is a rocky opening overlooking the Lake, and steps away from the Ladies Pavilion. This area offers romantic views of the manhattan skyline, reflecting off the water. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. A great place to hangout with friends or read a book. One of the most romantic places in the park. Beautiful during the springtime and summer with blooming flowers around the area. Location:West Side between 75th and 76th Streets.  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

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

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

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