Central Park

23 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Jan. 24-27

J.R.R. Tolkien gets a museum tribute, a Best of Brooklyn food and beer festival, plus tons more things to do in NYC this weekend. Take that Risk Resolved to be braver this year? Hear the stories of those who actually took that next step — for better or worse. Risk! is a long-running podcast...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:35pm

Global Citizen Festival interrupted by mistaken gunfire

After what was thought to be the sound of gun shots, a hysterical crowd attending the Global Citizens Festival on Saturday night stampeded their way through Central Park. According to the NY Post, hundreds of screaming audience members mistook the sound of falling metal NYPD barriers for gun fire...

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:18pm

SummerStage in Central Park to get $5M makeover for 2019 season

SummerStage in Central Park is an annual highlight for many New York City music lovers, and its organizers say it’ll be even bigger and better next year thanks to $5 million in renovations. City Parks Foundation, a private nonprofit that has organized SummerStage since 1994 (though...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:58pm

Here’s the schedule for Central Park Movie Nights 2018

It’s almost unfair how much Central Park has going for it. You can watch Broadway actors play baseball at Heckscher Fields, take in some of the best theater in the city at Shakespeare in the Park, wander a recently opened to the public nature preserve and salute Alexander Hamilton’s...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 1:35pm

Twelfth Night the musical is Shakespeare in the Park at its best

In the surprisingly excitable words of the New York Times, Shakespeare in the Park’s musical adaptation of Twelfth Night is a “free-spirited, thoroughly delightful gloss” full of “madcap interpolations.” Its initial run in 2016 was just three nights, but it’s...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:38pm

How to get tickets to Shakespeare in the Park

To be or not to be at Shakespeare in the Park is not the question. The free outdoor productions of William Shakespeare’s works in Central Park have been a tradition since 1954, earning them a spot on any proper New York summer bucket list. Set inside the totally open-air Delacorte Theater...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:20am

Central Park to be car free starting this summer: Mayor

Cars will be banned from Central Park beginning this June, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. The park will become completely car-free 24/7, 365 days a year starting on June 27, the city said in a statement, which is the day after public school classes end and the first day that outdoor...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:27am

These are the best trails in Central Park for running

If you’re suddenly feeling inspired to start running with all the talk of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, a map created by the Central Park Conservancy will help you get moving. While Central Park no longer serves as the only spot marathon contestants race through as...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:07pm

Mom hurt by falling Central Park tree sues city for $200M

A Manhattan mom who was seriously injured when a tree fell on her and her three children in Central Park last month is now suing the city for $200 million, according to her attorney. Anne Monoky Goldman is “completely immobilized” after the Aug. 15 incident that left her pinned under...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:03pm

Woman, 3 children injured by fallen tree in Central Park

Updated, Aug. 16, 11:36 a.m.: The mother and her three children who were injured by a falling tree in Central Park Tuesday have been identified. Anne Monoky Goldman was pushing her two older sons, ages 3 and 4, in a double stroller while her 41-day-old infant son was strapped to her chest...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:43am

PHOTOS: Crushing illegal ivory trade one trinket at a time

The dozens of elephants that are killed on a daily basis due to ivory poaching were ceremoniously avenged in Central Park on Thursday. Nearly 2 tons of confiscated tusks, trinkets and jewelry worth around $8 million — and representing more than 100 elephants — were placed onto a...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:28pm

Protesters 'cry, Havoc,' at final ‘Julius Caesar’ performances in New York

Like Mark Antony, who vowed to “Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war” to avenge the death of the Roman leader in “Julius Caesar,” Trump supporters got their last chance to speak their mind about the Public Theater’s controversial performance of...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:34am

Shakespeare in the Park's 'Julius Caesar' takes aim at Donald Trump

A prestigious New York theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” has raised controversy for casting a Donald Trump lookalike as the assassinated dictator. In the Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s political tragedy about the...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:15pm

10 (mostly free!) New York activities for families this summer

Between sunny days and school break, summer serves up tons of opportunities for quality family time. We've gathered some amazing kid-friendly options (most of them free!) to get you started enjoying the best season to be a kid in New York City. Nonstop fun in Hudson River Park As soon as...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:17pm

Are you ready for the near-record temps expected in New York this week?

New Yorkers will get a taste of summer in the city this week as near-record temperatures are expected to take us into the weekend. Wednesday’s high was originally expected to be 87, but temperatures in the city reached 90 by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service....

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:03pm

Investigations continue after two bodies found in Central Park waters within 24 hours

In less than 24 hours, two decomposing male bodies were found in two separate bodies of water in New York City’s Central Park. The first body was discovered by a park worker around noon on Tuesday in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir near East 86th Street, The New York Times reported...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:16pm

From darkness, magic spawned a New York wizard

Parked on the sidelines of the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, Blackwolf the Dragonmaster shouts at a woman who has let her 10-pound poodle off the leash and is now eyeing the wizard staff as a chew-toy. “Please retrieve your pooch!” he hollers to her in a thick English accent...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:40am