Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fwd: Upcoming Central Park Conservancy Cultural Events

Central Park Upcoming Events
presented by the Central Park Conservancy
#SpringInCentralPark Tulips

Central Park is full of fascinating stories. Join us at one of these upcoming events, designed with you in mind. Discover something new about the Park you love! >From how women and children helped shape the Park to the significance of water in its design, the Central Park Conservancy has a treasure trove of Park stories we can’t wait to share with you.

Don't forget to share your #SpringinCentralPark photos on Facebook and Twitter!

Andrea Buteau, Director
Center for Urban Park Discovery

Upcoming Events



Women in Central Park Illustrated Talk
The Conservancy's official historian, Sara Cedar Miller, will discuss how women have played pivotal roles in the vision for Park usage, contributed sculpture and horticultural designs, and spearheaded its restoration and continued care. Reception, including light refreshments and book signing, will follow the talk. Free. Registration not required.

March 27: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm



Women, Children, and Play in Central Park Talk
Join Marie Warsh, Central Park Conservancy's Director of Preservation Planning, for a talk on how Central Park was specifically designed to accommodate the needs of children and women, and reflected contemporary ideas about the roles of women in 19th century public spaces. Light refreshments will follow the talk.Free. Registration not required.

April 24: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Guided Tours
Members receive special discounts on ticketed tours.



Seneca Village Tour
Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 75 minutes.  
Registration suggested. Tickets $15 (Members $10).

March 27


Bethesda Fountain

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour
Learn about the Park's history and how its designers created some of its most iconic places, like the Lake and Bethesda Terrace. Route involves a few stairs. 75 minutes. Registration suggested.
Tickets $15 (Members $10)

April 4

April 6

Belvedere's Kingdom Tour


Belvedere's Kingdom: Cleopatra's Needle Tour
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. On these special dates, the tour will highlight the Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle, and the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore it. 75 minutes. Registration suggested.
Tickets $15 (Members $10)

April 5 

April 6 


 Ponds, Pipes, and People

Ponds, Pipes, and People: Water in Central Park Exhibit
Learn about the significance of water in the design and creation of Central Park, explore the biodiversity in the Park’s skillfully-managed habitats, and discover the underground system that sustains it all.
Free. Registration only required for groups.

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This exhibit is made possible by HSBC.

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