Central Park is an urban oasis. The 843-acre green space features rolling meadows, peaceful bodies of water and stunning vistas, bringing a sense of calm to the otherwise busy City. The range of activities you can take part in here is nearly unparalleled: hiking, biking, ice-skating, fishing, visiting the Central Park Zoo, seeing a formal English garden and, during the summer months, lounging on a picnic blanket and listening to a live concert.
This remarkable park is full of attractions and surprises in the heart of Upper Manhattan.
See the lawns, fountains, waterfalls and other attractions that make this one of the most famous parks in the world.
Don’t miss these big draws when you come to the five boroughs.
The summer home of the City's Public Theater and its celebrated annual summer event, Shakespeare in the Park, this 1,800-capacity, open-air theater was founded in 1962, and it has presented a repertory production of Shakespeare every summer since.
Victorian Gardens Amusement Park is a traditional family amusement park featuring one-of-a-kind, handcrafted rides, games of chance, classic concessions, face painting, clowns and entertainment.
This spacious playfield—named after the sister of late New York Governor Averell Harriman—is used mainly for school sports, but it’s also home to Summerstage, which offers free musical concerts every year.
The four-mile New Year's Eve run (what better way to kick off those resolutions?) starts at the stroke of midnight at the first sight of fireworks; consider the pre-race dancing and costume parade and contest to be evening-appropriate handicaps. For more information, visit nyrr.org.