Central Park does not have a shortage of events that are suited for everyone. Below is a variety of the most popular of those events. Whether you are looking for a casual stroll or a music festival, Central Park is sure to please and has something for everyone.
Tours and Sightseeing
Horse Carriage Tours are the most popular tours that Central Park has. The tour includes visiting well-known attractions such as Belvedere Castle and Strawberry Fields.
Bike Tours are tours that you casually ride bikes through Central Park with a tour guide that shows you famous landmarks. You also learn about the history of Central Park on the tour.
Heart of the Park Tour, a personal favorite, is a tour that has you walk straight through the heart of Central Park. One of the sights you see is the Bow Bridge and it’s a scenic, magical sight. Here are some of the attractions here.
Arts and Festivals
Voodoo Threauxdown Ft. Trombone Shorty is a music event that focuses on jazz and blues. Trombone Shorty is a trumpeter from New Orleans that performs at the event. This event features Galactic, a jam band formed in 1984 and mishmashes hip hop, electronic, jazz, blues in their music.
Twelfth Night- Shakespeare in the park is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It is a five week event and free. It is traditional and is comprised of professional artists from all five Boros. The Twelfth Night is a comedy written by Shakespeare in the 1600’s about a woman that disguises as a man.
The Wollman Rink, located on the east side of Central Park, is an ice skating rink that’s been there since the 1800’s. While being among one of the smallest rinks in America, Wollman Rink is one of the most recognizable and popular ice skating rinks in America.. It’s a New York tradition for New Yorkers and tourists. It’s a romantic and magical ice rink that has been featured in films. It is a long standing and beloved attraction. Now current president, Donald Trump, helped rebuild the rink after the damage was caused by flooding in 1987. After reopening Donald Trump also raised the ticket prices to almost double. The profit from this increase goes to several charities.
The Central Park Zoo is a small 6.5 acre zoo in Central Park. The zoo was built in 1984 by The Wildlife Conservation Society. It offers free activities for the family. It recently added the Tisch Children’s Zoo. The two favorites attractions of the zoo are the Red Pandas and Snow Leopards, including twin Snow Leopards.