Celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the world's largest menorah, at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza hotel). This 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon is a sight to behold. Every evening during the holiday, at 5:30pm, a candle will be lit. For the Sabbath, the lighting will be at 3:30pm on Friday and 8:30pm on Saturday.
Known as the only straight line in Central Park and nicknamed the “Promenade," the beloved mall runs from 66th to 72nd Streets and is framed by a gorgeous canopy of American elm trees, making it one of the most visited and photographed sections of the park.
This hall at the head of Harlem Meer—the park's second largest man-made body of water—is home to a wide variety of facilities for visitors in the northern end of Central Park, including the park's only environmental discovery center, an office that loans out fishing gear for use in the Meer and a space that hosts children's workshops.
This pocket park—less than a quarter of an acre in size—is located across the way from the United Nations and features a variety of peace-related monuments and artworks, including a stainless-steel sculpture called Peace From One and a plaque honoring the memory of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.
Today it is home to New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation and the Central Park Zoo, but the Arsenal, one of only two buildings that pre-date the park itself, was originally built as a military supply depot for New York State's National Guard.